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    Oocyte Cryopreservation

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    Oocyte Cryopreservation A recent New York Times article titled "For Women Worried About Fertility, Egg Bank is a New Option" written by Sally Wadyka, focuses on the new improved technology of Oocyte cryopreservation, or the freezing of eggs. It has become a recent trend for women to wait till later in their lives to start a family. Until recently, there was no procedure available for women to store their eggs to be used at a later date. Because of this trend and the new advances in the field of

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    Cryogenic preservation is a reality, the preservation of human bodies has been accomplished however what is uncertain of is the end result, which is possible human revival. Cryopreservation goes against many religious ideologies, doesn’t allow individuals to express their emotions of their loved one’s passing, and the idea of cryopreservation is a very relatively unknown future to invest in.     Cryogenic preservation refers to sub zero temperatures applied to embryos,

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    Cryobiology: Low Temperature Studies Of Biological Systems Thesis: Low temperature biology, or cryobiology, has the possibility, and may very easily and very drastically affect everyones' lives in the future. Through rapidly approaching cryobiological medical procedures and techniques, the presence of intense ethical issues may play an important role in many everyday decisions that do not now exist. Introduction What is cryobiology? It is "the study of the effects of freezing and low

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    Cryogenics

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    Cryogenics Cryogenics is a largely growing field, relatively innovative in the field of science and research. It deals with freezing temperatures below –150 degrees Celsius (-238 degrees Fahrenheit) using oxygen, helium I, helium II (which are both are chemically identical), and nitrogen. These are cooled to the point of liquidation and used to freeze diverse materials and substances. “At these extreme conditions, such properties of materials as strength, thermal conductivity, ductility and

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    Essay On Cryonics

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    Scientific Contemporary Issues Report Cryonics What is Cryonics? Cryonics is a procedure whereby a person or living organism is frozen soon after death in order that it may be thawed and rejuvenated at a later date should a cure for the cause of death be found. A person or living organism that is preserved by the process of cryonics is said to be in cryonic suspension. In order to understand the true nature of cryonics it is wise to give a simple example of what scientists are attempting to achieve

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    Genetic Engineering and Cryonic Freezing: A Modern Frankenstein? In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a new being was artificially created using the parts of others. That topic thus examines the ethics of "playing God" and, though written in 1818, it is still a relevant issue today. Genetic engineering and cryogenic freezing are two current technologies related to the theme in the novel of science transcending the limits of what humans can and should do. Genetic engineering is widely used

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    Cryonic Suspension

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    Cryonics Suzie Q, a twenty-five year old woman, is dying of AIDS. When she learned this, she heard about something called cryonic suspension. A cryonist at the hospital where she gets treatment told her how cryonics freezes people when they are pronounced dead. When the cure for AIDS is developed, she would then be revived and able to start a new life. Suzie Q decided to participate in cryonic suspension and spent her life savings to pay for the freezing process. Five years later, Suzie Q died

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    issues surrounding oocycte cryopreservation. These issues vary based on whether there are medical indications for fertility preservation or for elective use in otherwise healthy women. Oocyte Cryopreservation for Medical Indications Medical indications for oocyte cryopreservation include but are not limited to women undergoing treatment for cancer and women at risk of premature menopause, including women with galactosemia or Turner’s syndrome. While embryo cryopreservation is typically preferred given

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    The sensation of cold sent shooting through the spine of Damien Castillo was intense, and he was certain that if he could allow his teeth the ability to chatter they would shatter from rigidity. He sat in his frozen state, completely immobile, until he saw a robotic arm with a vent coming from it. Damien recalled that the cryogenic clinic had informed him that they utilized heating vents to unfreeze their customers, but he never realized it would be performed by a robot. Damien thought to himself

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    Cryonics is a movement that is becoming increasingly popular and recognized today. For a fee of several thousand dollars, a lab will promise to freeze and preserve your body indefinitely. Proponents for this treatment believe that the ability to revive these frozen bodies will be available within a century or two. This is a bold statement considering the fact that scientists claim that the chances of this happening are extremely bleak, let alone possible. Despite the disapproval of the scientific

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