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Nanomedicine Support Continues in 2007

Alcor is pleased to announce continuing support for development of theoretical nanomedical protocols and devices. For the third year, Robert Freitas, Jr. will receive a grant to continue his pioneering work in nanotechnology. Freitas has acknowledged Alcor’s support in several peer-reviewed, published papers. He also has one additional peer-reviewed paper currently in press at J. Phys.Chem. A (slated for August 2007 publication) and four other peer-reviewed papers in various stages of completion — all Alcor-supported — that should be published sometime during 2007-2008.

Read more to see the list of some publications noting Alcor’s support.

Robert A. Freitas Jr., “The Ideal Gene Delivery Vector: Chromallocytes, Cell Repair Nanorobots for Chromosome Replacement Therapy,” J. Evol. Technol. 16(June 2007):1-97.
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Robert A. Freitas Jr., Damian G. Allis, Ralph C. Merkle, “Horizontal Ge-Substituted Polymantane-Based C2 Dimer Placement Tooltip Motifs for Diamond Mechanosynthesis,” J. Comput. Theor. Nanosci. 4(May 2007):433-442.
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Berhane Temelso, C. David Sherrill, Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas Jr., “High-level Ab Initio Studies of Hydrogen Abstraction from Prototype Hydrocarbon Systems,” J. Phys. Chem. A 110 (28 September 2006):11160-11173.

Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Current Status of Nanomedicine and Medical Nanorobotics,” J. Comput. Theor. Nanosci. 2(March 2005):1-25.
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Robert A. Freitas Jr., “What is Nanomedicine?” Nanomedicine: Nanotech. Biol. Med. 1(March 2005):2-9.
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Other activities such as the Nanofactory Collaboration, published popular articles and essays, interviews, web work, and other projects that were indirectly supported by Alcor are not included here.

Sponsorship of the 7th Alcor Conference

We are pleased to accept these generous sponsorship donations for the 7th Alcor conference:
Michael Fleischmann – $2500
Immortality Institute – $1000

Opportunities for sponsorship are still available.

Don’t miss the opportunity to support this important annual event, bringing members and supporters together from around the world. All donation amounts are accepted.

Depending on the donation amount, sponsorship includes these benefits at the conference:
Sign recognition
Literature distribution
Complimentary registration
Front-row seats
An opportunity to address the crowd

Contact for more details:
Jennifer Chapman
877-462-5267 x 113

7th Alcor Conference – Registration Now Open

October 5-7, 2007
Hilton Scottsdale Resort
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Join us to discover the world’s leader in the most ambitious life extension endeavor ever: cryonics. Learn about the cryopreservation process and present-day technology, cryonics research underway at Alcor, the possibilities for revival of cryopreserved individuals, and more.

Register NOW by July 31, 2007, for the special early bird rate of $295.

Attendees will hear from an exciting array of speakers, gain tips for living longer and hear from the Kronos Science Laboratory about their human aging measurement experiment.

Registration includes a tour of the Alcor Foundation.

For more information

Northern California Alcor Meeting

This meeting will take place on July 15th at 5:00 pm. The primary purpose of this meeting will be to get to know others in the area who share a similar attitude towards cryonics and other related fields.

Meeting Location:
Peartree Apts in the Rec Rm
330 N Mathilda Ave
Sunnyvale, California

Next Board Meeting

Board meetings are typically held on the first Saturday of the month. Due to the 4th of July holiday, the next Board meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 30, 2007, at the Alcor facility (7895 East Acoma Drive in Scottsdale, AZ) at 11:00 AM (PST). Members and the public are encouraged to attend.

Phoenix Cryonics Meetup Group

Attention, Phoenix area cryonicists: Join your local monthly Cryonics Meetups to socialize with like-minded people, discuss topics of interest in the field of cryonics, and help build a sustainable cryonics community.

The next Meetup will be held June 21, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome (no affiliation with Alcor required)!

For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Phoenix Cryonics Meetup Group at

Canada has Toll-free Phone Access

Several hours were spent on the phone with multiple representatives at AT&T trying to establish toll-free phone access from Canada. After much discussion, they realized that the line was caught “in limbo” and had never been fully transferred to AT&T.

Members in Canada have confirmed that the toll-free numbers (both the business and emergency lines) are now working.

Thank you to all the members in Canada who helped with testing the phone lines.

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