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    Boffins create zombie dogs

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    By Nick Buchan of NEWS.com.au
    June 27, 2005

    SCIENTISTS have created eerie zombie dogs, reanimating the canines after several hours of clinical death in attempts to develop suspended animation for humans.
    US scientists have succeeded in reviving the dogs after three hours of clinical death, paving the way for trials on humans within years.

    Pittsburgh's Safar Centre for Resuscitation Research has developed a technique in which subject's veins are drained of blood and filled with an ice-cold salt solution.

    The animals are considered scientifically dead, as they stop breathing and have no heartbeat or brain activity.

    But three hours later, their blood is replaced and the zombie dogs are brought back to life with an electric shock.

    Plans to test the technique on humans should be realised within a year, according to the Safar Centre.

    However rather than sending people to sleep for years, then bringing them back to life to benefit from medical advances, the boffins would be happy to keep people in this state for just a few hours,

    But even this should be enough to save lives such as battlefield casualties and victims of stabbings or gunshot wounds, who have suffered huge blood loss.

    During the procedure blood is replaced with saline solution at a few degrees above zero. The dogs' body temperature drops to only 7C, compared with the usual 37C, inducing a state of hypothermia before death.

    Although the animals are clinically dead, their tissues and organs are perfectly preserved.

    Damaged blood vessels and tissues can then be repaired via surgery. The dogs are brought back to life by returning the blood to their bodies,giving them 100 per cent oxygen and applying electric shocks to restart their hearts.

    Tests show they are perfectly normal, with no brain damage.

    "The results are stunning. I think in 10 years we will be able to prevent death in a certain segment of those using this technology," said one US battlefield doctor.
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    Re: Boffins create zombie dogs

    Tests show they are perfectly normal, with no brain damage.
    So they still lick their butts, drink out of the toilet, and chase sticks for hours?

    I'm not sure I want to undergo this procedure.
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    Re: Boffins create zombie dogs

    Haven't these guys ever seen a zombie movie? this is a BAD IDEA
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    Re: Boffins create zombie dogs

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    Haven't these guys ever seen a zombie movie? this is a BAD IDEA
    Just remember, the shotgun works best on zombie dogs.
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    Re: Boffins create zombie dogs

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    Haven't these guys ever seen a zombie movie? this is a BAD IDEA
    Not only that, think of the effect on RedsZone, we already made the mistake of letting one Zombie in here, think of what will happen if we are overrun with them
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    Re: Boffins create zombie dogs

    Shhhhhh!

    We didn't just let Zombine in, man. We made him a freaking moderator!

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    Re: Boffins create zombie dogs

    That's it, you're all banned.
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    Re: Boffins create zombie dogs

    I said nothing
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