THE EDGE: Resolving One Of The World's Biggest Challenges With A New Technology: The Paramedic 'TermPack'
ARTICLE: Resolving The World's Biggest Challenge
What is the world's biggest challenge, the one that affects every single human: Death!
We know many scientists at Buck Center, Stanford Medical, Mayo Clinic and institutions around the world that have reversed aging. In the news, it is well documented that they have accomplished this with frogs, flatworms, mice and other critters. They are peer and policy pressured not to try it on humans, yet, but some of them have done so with great success. It is clear that science will deliver solutions that can wind back the clock so that you have 60 years of memories and knowledge in a body that appears to be 25 years old.
Protection and regeneration of the telomeres at the ends of our DNA strands is underway at an amazing pace. T-Cell and CRISPR technology has already proven it can end the threat of most cancers in the not too distant future. We know of 8 "Big Pharma" companies that are finalizing a commercial cure for Alzheimers.
Traumatic death from an accident is still a big challenge. One way to solve it is with a product we propose called a "TermPack"(tm). Every 911 van in your nation should have this pillow sized package. Currently, none of them do.
A TermPack consists of a heavily insulated (via Aerogel or 3M Thinsulate) bag with a drawstring top and a plastic window. This is pulled over the top third of the patient and cinched around their waist to seal the top of their body inside. First though, electric stimulation paddles, that are also sensors, are attached to the patients chest and head with the leads extending outside the bag to a small control computer. Also, a plastic breathing tube is placed down the patients throat. That breathing tube is attached to a CPAP like pump on the control computer. Also included in the TermPack is a small liquid nitrogen tank. This tank is activated to drop the body temperature to dramatically low levels. While liquid nitrogen would need to be restocked, daily, to the paramedic vans via cassette tanks, from the hospital, the inconvenience is a small price to pay to save a whole life.
No 911 service in America has such a system. We checked. Every paramedic unit wants one. Somebody needs to step up and volume produce them so that they are affordable for every city emergency service.
Avalanche and drowning victim emergency centers in Europe have extensive hands-on experience bringing the dead back to life from low temperature incidents. They say that the cold is they key.
Coma patients have now been found to be able to treated with electro-cranial stimulation. Electrical energy really does keep the brain going.
New research shows that cold water drowning victims can be brought back to life as long as two hours after they drown if the right steps are taken. That means even if the heart has stopped beating and the victims’ brains aren’t getting the oxygen we all need to stay alive.
Once the body detects an impending cold-water immersion, it attempts to thwart the cold and preserve blood flow to the brain and internal organs. The heart rate slows down, decreasing oxygen demand. And capillaries in the hands and feet begin to tighten, squeezing blood to the core of the body and brain, where it’s needed most.
That response gives cold water drowning victims the equivalent of a second life — if rescuers know how to treat them. Research shows the key is to call 911 and start CPR immediately, without trying to warm the body. Once victims reach the hospital, doctors can slowly warm and restore blood flow, often bringing the dead back to life.
And the difference between life and death for cold water and regular drowning victims is more than a matter of minutes. Dr. Robert Helm, a New Hampshire cardiac surgeon tells of a 3-year-old girl who was resuscitated after nearly 50 minutes. And it’s not just young children who get a second chance in cold water drownings. Helm also knows of a 32-year-old woman who was not resuscitated until nearly 80 minutes after her drowning. Being brought back to life might seem like the amazing part. But it’s the other part that’s truly miraculous: both victims recovered without a brain damage.
Why is that amazing? Drowning isn’t just an event that causes death. Often, drowning survivors suffer brain damage because of the amount of time their brains go without oxygen. That’s why more than 50 percent of drowning victims who survive require hospitalization. And for every child who drowns, three suffer brain damage, according to the Swims Foundation.
Scientists at a Philadelphia-based biotech company say they are developing a way to bring dead brains back to life.
Bioquark is planning on launching the experiment later this year in a Latin American country, according to Business Insider.
The trial will inject stem cells into spinal cords of individuals who are declared brain dead, but are being kept alive through life support. The body will also receive steroids, electrical nerve stimulation and laser therapy in an effort to grow new neurons that connect with each other.The trial, dubbed “ReAnima,” was supposed to involve 20 brain-dead patients, according to ScienceLab.
Himanshu Bansal, a surgeon in the Indian state of Uttarakhand involved with the project, said his goal was to bring patients back to a “minimally conscious state,” such as moving their eyes.
While the research is preliminary, it does raise several questions.
Bernard Dickens, a University of Toronto professor who specializes in bioethics, says reviving the brain would first require consent — the framework for which would be heavily debated.
Dickens adds that the definition of death itself would also be scrutinized, and, in Canada, provinces may differ on what constitutes brain dead.
But he does add that reviving parts of the body that have stopped functioning is not completely new, citing the example of a heart, which can be revived several minutes after it stops beating.
“In a stroke, part of the brain dies, but can often be revived,” he notes, saying speech therapy can “restore” the ability to talk.
“The concept of reviving a part of the body that has stopped functioning is not new — whether that can happen with an entire brain is the issue,” he says.
It’s something many scientists have been skeptical about.
Dr. Ariane Lewis and bioethicist Arthur Caplan slammed Bioquark’s experiment in a 2016 article.
“Given the complete absence of foundation for this study and it’s at best, ethically questionable, and at worst, outright unethical nature, this trial would never be approved in the United States,” they wrote. “This trial borders on quackery.”
North of the border in Canada, a trial like this would face similar scrutiny, Dickens says, adding that the legal framework would have to recognize that “death is not death.”
A team of psychologists and medical doctors associated with the Technische Universität of Berlin, have announced this morning that they had proven by clinical experimentation, the existence of some form of life after death.
This astonishing announcement is based on the conclusions of a study using a new type of medically supervised near-death experiences, that allow patients to be clinically dead for almost 20 minutes before being brought back to life.
This controversial process that was repeated on 944 volunteers over that last four years, necessitates a complex mixture of drugs including epinephrine and dimethyltryptamine, destined to allow the body to survive the state of clinical death and the reanimation process without damage. The body of the subject was then put into a temporary comatic state induced by a mixture of other drugs which had to be filtered by ozone from his blood during the reanimation process 18 minutes later.
The extremely long duration of the experience was only recently made possible by the development of a new cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) machine called the AutoPulse.
This type of equipment has already been used over the last few years to reanimate people who had been dead for somewhere between 40 minutes to an hour.
The team of scientists led by Dr. Berthold Ackermann has monitored the operations and have compiled the testimonies of the subjects.
Although there are some slight variations from one individual to another, all of the subjects have some memories of their period of clinical death. and a vast majority of them described some very similar sensations. Most common memories include a feeling of detachment from the body, feelings of levitation, total serenity, security, warmth, the experience of absolute dissolution, and the presence of an overwhelming light.
The scientists say that they are well aware the many of their conclusions could shock a lot of people, like the fact that the religious beliefs of the various subjects seem to have held no incidence at all, on the sensations and experiences that they described at the end of the experiment. Indeed, the volunteers counted in their ranks some members of a variety of religions, including Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and atheists.
“I know our results could disturb the beliefs of many people,” says Mr Ackermann.
“But in a way, we have just answered one of the greatest questions in the history of mankind, so I hope these people will be able to forgive us. Yes, there is life after death and it looks like this applies to everyone.”
Scientists have claimed that death may not be as final as we once feared - and that humans have souls that can leave the body after their hosts kick the bucket.
It may sound like a supernatural myth, but the idea that human consciousness lives on after death has been put forward by a number of well-respected scientist
The British scientist at the forefront of the eerie theory claims that humans have souls which don't die along with the body.
We many not know exactly what consciousness is, but physicist Sir Roger Penrose believes that it's just a packet of information stored at a quantum - or sub-atomic - level.
Sensationally, he claims to have found evidence that this information, which is stored in neurons and other parts of human cells, leaves the body after a person dies.
Sir Roger has argued that when a person dies temporarily, this quantum information is released into the universe, only to return to the body's cells if the host is brought back to life.
He argues that this explains why people can have near-death experiences, and believes that this quantum information amounts to a soul leaving the body.
The physics expert said: "If the patient dies, it's possible that this quantum information can exist outside the body, perhaps indefinitely, as a soul."
And Sir Roger is not alone in believing this, since his theory is backed by researchers at the renowned Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich.
Experts there argue that our physical universe is just a perception, and that once our bodies die there is an infinite life beyond.
Dr Hans-Peter Dürr, former head of the institute, has said: "What we consider the here and now, this world, it is actually just the material level that is comprehensible.
"The beyond is an infinite reality that is much bigger.
“The body dies but the spiritual quantum field continues. In this way, I am immortal.”
Quantum energy is far greater and far more powerful than we ever imagined.