By Gege Li
Yesterday, New Scientist broke the news that suspended animation has been tried on humans for the first time. The idea is to buy doctors more time to operate on people who would otherwise die from their injuries. To do this, at least one person who had traumatic injury and entered cardiac arrest was cooled down to around 10°C and their blood replaced by saline. This halts activity across the body and gives medics two crucial hours, where they would normally have minutes, to see what …
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