Re: Is cryopreservation a solution?

Anders Sandberg (
12 Sep 1997 23:46:44 +0200

Geoff Smith <> writes:

> I think I mentioned this before, but.. dehydrate the cells!

Actually, this is what occurs when the body is frozen. Ice forms
*between* the cells, not inside them, and they are largely dehydrated.
Causes damage too, unfortunately.

> I wish
> someone versed in zoology would butt in here and add some more informed
> discussion about the frogs that freeze and unfreeze with no outside
> intervention.

Rana Sylvestris, I seem to recall.

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