Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Is it possible to return from the dead ?

Posted on Saturday, 2 March, 2013 | Comment icon 16 comments | News tip by: mischamoonlight

Image credit: CC 2.0 Rama

Dr. Sam Parnia has taken a closer look at how someone can be revived up to several hours after death.

The key is in determining at what point the patient is actually dead and at what point it becomes impossible to revive them. It is now believed that the brain cells remain viable for as long as eight hours after a person is otherwise declared clinically deceased, but finding a reliable way to resuscitate someone within this time frame remains a problem that science has yet to solve.

"We now understand that itís only after a person has turned into a corpse that their cells are undergoing death, and if we therefore manipulate those processes, we can restart the heart and bring a person back to life," said Parnia.

"Dr Sam Parnia, a critical care doctor and the director of resuscitation research at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has written a new book discussing ways in which people can be resuscitated after they previously would have been considered clinically dead."

  View: Full article |  Source: Discovery News

  Discuss: View comments (16)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #7 Posted by Frank Merton on 2 March, 2013, 13:40
I remember reading in a biography of George Washington that being buried alive that way was a real fear in colonial times and that Washington made special terms in his will about this to be really sure he was dead before they buried him. I also recall reading that this may have been one of the sources of vampire myths -- people trying to dig themselves out of shallow graves in Eastern Europe scaring the locals.
Comment icon #8 Posted by sergeantflynn on 2 March, 2013, 16:47
the speed of `death diagnosis` is directly proportional to the amount of people on earth .
Comment icon #9 Posted by TheGreatBeliever on 2 March, 2013, 16:54
Im sure scientists already knew about these things for many decades, so why cant they use it right now on humans. The russians did a successful revival of a headless dog in the 1940s. If it helps the human society why not just use it, rather than keep bragging they can do this, they can do that, but still nothing happens.
Comment icon #10 Posted by wimfloppp on 2 March, 2013, 16:54
nothing can bring you back if your really dead.
Comment icon #11 Posted by diablo_04 on 2 March, 2013, 20:44
It is a interesting point! I don't see any good reasons bringing back to life a human if there brain will be in a "zombi mode". It will be just a living corp....or science is also wrong about 4-5 min deadline. But If stem cells science improves and can repair the brain cells, then the deadline will be truly 8 hours or more.
Comment icon #12 Posted by King Cobra 1408 on 2 March, 2013, 20:58
that's awesome and great news.also its very helpful to bring back family members and etc that have their life ahead of themselves and bring back those who are hurt and etc by others.also it brings back people and even animals pets back to life.i actually like this idea at the moment i have no rejections.
Comment icon #13 Posted by pitchp on 2 March, 2013, 22:20
death is a doorway to a new beginning
Comment icon #14 Posted by 27vet on 2 March, 2013, 22:38
Waking up in a coffin must be worse than dying.
Comment icon #15 Posted by ExpandMyMind on 2 March, 2013, 23:23
People used to be buried with bells that were connected through rope to the inside of a coffin, so that if someone woke up then they could ring the bells. That would be one of the scariest things I can imagine. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_coffin
Comment icon #16 Posted by DigitalDreamer on 3 March, 2013, 21:22
*waits for all the "liek zomg zombie" people to comment*

Please Login or Register to post a comment.

  On the forums
Students report seeing 'alien' in Argentina
Three witnesses claimed to have encountered the entity around one week ago in the city of Santa Cruz.
Kids in China climb 2,500ft cliff to school
A school in southwest China is so inaccessible that pupils have to scale a huge cliff just to get there.
Should robots be taught how to feel pain ?
Researchers from Germany are building an artificial nervous system that will enable robots to feel pain.
Russian family dines with a 7ft brown bear
The Panteleenkos adopted their bear Stepan when he was just a cub and now they do everything together.
Other news in this category
Should robots be taught how to feel pain ?
Posted 5-30-2016 | 7 comments
Researchers from Germany are building an artificial nervous system that will enable robots to feel pain....
Government study finds cellphone-cancer link
Posted 5-27-2016 | 62 comments
The findings suggest that exposure to cellphone radiation may cause brain and heart cancers in rats....
New optical clock is most accurate ever built
Posted 5-26-2016 | 11 comments
Scientists have come up with a clock so accurate that it could even redefine the length of a second....
Hypersonic rocket could revolutionize travel
Posted 5-21-2016 | 7 comments
US and Australian military scientists are working together on an ambitious high-speed aircraft concept....
Is Everest really Earth's tallest mountain ?
Posted 5-18-2016 | 9 comments
According to scientists, Chimborazo in Ecuador is actually quite a bit taller than Mount Everest....
Man filmed struggling against 109mph winds
Posted 5-18-2016 | 8 comments
A new viral video shows a worker at Mount Washington Observatory being blown around by an extreme gale....
Human head transplant still moving forward
Posted 5-14-2016 | 23 comments
The controversial surgical procedure is set to take place at a facility in China as early as next year....
'Cyborg artist' is able to feel earthquakes
Posted 5-13-2016 | 10 comments
Moon Ribas can feel every earthquake on the planet through a special seismic sensor implanted in her arm....
Tiny robot can go on missions inside the body
Posted 5-13-2016 | 6 comments
Scientists have come up with a tiny robot that could revolutionize treatment of the digestive system....
Real-life Mount Doom could soon erupt again
Posted 5-12-2016 | 7 comments
The iconic volcano used in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy has had its eruption alert elevated....
HyperLoop One carries out public track run
Posted 5-12-2016 | 7 comments
The prototype high-speed transport system has propelled a sled up to 116mph along a test track in Nevada....

 View: More news in this category
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ