Suspended animation is within our grasp: Mark Roth on TED.com

Mark Roth studies suspended animation: the art of shutting down life processes and then starting them up again. It’s wild stuff, but it’s not science fiction. Induced by careful use of an otherwise toxic gas, suspended animation can potentially help trauma and heart attack victims survive long enough to be treated. (Recorded at TED2010, February 2010, in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 18:13)

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