20. November 2005 · Comments Off on Zombie Soldiers On The Horizon · Categories: Science!

Today dogs – tomorrow, the battlefield:

Scientists at Pitt’s Safar Center for Resuscitation Research in Oakland announced at the meeting last week that they have found a way to revive dogs three hours after clinical death — an hour longer than in previous experiments, said the center’s director, Dr. Patrick Kochanek.


Soldiers in combat and gunshot or stabbing victims often bleed to death because medics don’t have enough time to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation or deliver blood. This type of injury kills about 50,000 Americans every year and is the leading cause of death among troops killed in action, said nationally recognized trauma surgeon Dr. Howard Champion, who lives in Annapolis, Md.

Of course, Dr. Kochanek doesn’t like the allusions to Night of the Living Dead. But it should know we’re just havin’ a little fun. 🙂

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