Resources: Life: States of Animation

Types of Dormancy

VIDEOS
WEBSITES
ARTICLES
BOOKS

VIDEOS

NOVA: Suspended Animation

WEBSITES

Anesthesiologist Patrick Kochanek, M.D. at the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research at the University of Pittsburgh: revived dogs that had been clinically dead. The researchers cooled the dogs and flushed their veins with a chilled solution of salt, glucose, and dissolved oxygen. Several hours later the dogs were given a blood transfusion and reheated. They revived, although a few of them experienced minor brain damage. The experiment was reported in the Nova "Suspended Animation" program above (DVD).

ARTICLES

Researchers kick-start ancient DNA

Tiny frozen microbe may hold clues to extraterrestrial life(+ice_microbe photo)

Ecologist brings century-old eggs To life to study evolution

Longest frozen embryo baby born

BOOKS

The Living Cosmos: Our Search for Life in the Universe. Chris Impey. Random House (2007) (includes info about the Tardigrade)