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Re: starship-design: Suspended animation.

In a message dated 1/8/00 10:31:04 AM, zkulpa@zmit1.ippt.gov.pl writes:

>Yes, with mammals it may prove much harder, as their cell metabolism
>is optimized to work at certain fixed temperature
>(or rather narrow range of temperatures).
>Going outside the range limits, even for a while 
>(during freezing/thawing process) is therefore bound to
>make much serious damage (simple by "desynchronizing"
>various parallel biochemical processes) than in cold-blood animals.

Yeah, a cold blooded creature must routinely survive extreams without cell 
distruction.  A warm blooded creature doesn't get that cold unless its 
already dead.

>-- Zenon Kulpa