[ExI] Plastination

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Feb 2 11:47:57 UTC 2011

On Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 05:10:22PM -0800, Samantha Atkins wrote:

> There was a good talk at the Citizen Scientist conference last year on  
> precisely this.  John Smart and other are behind an initiative to move  

No, Gunter von Hagens' stuff has nothing to do with what Hayworth intends to do.

See http://www.depressedmetabolism.com/2010/01/28/brain-preservation/
and http://www.depressedmetabolism.com/chemopreservation-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/

The main problem is lack of feedback due to absense of viability
as proxy for structure preservation. The proof that fixation would
work with vascular perfusion (including such nice, cheap things
as OsO4) for the human primate is yet outstanding.

There are multiple nontechnical but important reasons why pushing
this at the moment would be a bad idea.

> this forward.
> http://www.brainpreservation.org/
> http://www.slideshare.net/humanityplus/smart-4671818

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