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cryonics

(krī-ŏn′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The process of freezing and storing the body of a diseased, recently deceased person to prevent tissue decomposition so that at some future time the person might be brought back to life upon development of new medical cures.

cry·on′ic adj.

cryonics

The placing of a dead person or his or her head/brain in a frozen state, based on the hope that when medical science advances to the point of regenerating tissues and curing the disease that caused the person’s death, the person will be brought back from a state of supposed suspended animation and continue with his or her life. Brain tissue undergoes irreversible changes at death; there is no scientific data to support the claim that rejuvenation is possible.

cryonics

Freezing and storing the human body soon after death to preserve it indefinitely, in the hope that future scientific advances will allow correction of the process that caused the death, so that life can be restored.
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But volunteers have dismissed the criticism and agreed with Mr Justice Jackson's suggestion for proper regulation of cryonic preservation.
Inquiries were made of US authorities who said there was no prohibition on human remains being shipped there for cryonic preservation.
Among the others are its founder Robert Ettinger - an academic known as the "father of cryonics".
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And what, short of cryonic preservation and complete control of assets outside China, would give Mara peace of mind?
This midcareer survey will focus on four of the artist's most ambitious projects, including her 2007 series "An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar," which led viewers behind the scenes at normally inaccessible sites--nuclear-waste-storage facilities, cryonic units, CIA headquarters--and "Contraband," 2010, for which she spent five days shooting items confiscated or detained at New York's JFK International Airport.
Bestobell Valves, a British maker of cryonic valves, in one such example.
I am seriously considering changing to the Xbox," said one message on the US PlayStation blog by a user called Cryonic UCX.
I am seriously considering changing to the Xbox," said message posted by a user called Cryonic UCX on the US PlayStation blog.
So the novel is about the integration of two inhabitants of the 1950s into the world of 2009 with the old East-West conflict reconstituted as both sides attempt to discover the secrets of the cryonic experiment.
(87) Re S A Cryonic Medical [2002] VSC 338 (Unreported, Nettle J, 22 August 2002) (France); DrillTec [2002] NSWSC 1173 (Unreported, Macready AJ, 10 December 2002) (Germany); Penhall-Jones v Stiftung Ausbitdungsfonds Jung'she Psychologie [2004] NSWSC 789 (Unreported, Hoeben J, 24 August 2004) ('Penhall-Jones') (Switzerland).
Emerys Peters, "The Status of Women," in The Bedouin of Cryonic, ed.