Dairy farms are the best place to be in the world, a new study finds, and one of the reasons is that they can be a good place to freeze your brain.
Read moreThe Dairy Queen Dairy Freezer was designed to help people in a life-threatening coma recover by freezing their brain cells and preventing the death of neurons.
“Our goal is to create a better, more secure and compassionate place for people to go,” said co-founder and CEO, Linda Rigg.
“We want to be able to save lives, but we also want to help make it as safe as possible.”
The company was created in 2008 to provide an affordable, efficient and accessible alternative to hospitals.
“Dairy Freezer is one of many companies that are working on brain-freezing technologies, including our own Brain Freezer which can be used in both hospitals and homes,” said Rigg in a statement.
“Dairy is one food that many people have a very high need for, and we’re excited to see how they are able to offer our customers a safer and more compassionate alternative to our traditional hospitals.”
The study found that people who went through the coma were able to keep their memory, emotions and personality intact.
“They felt really good about themselves and their health, they were able have a normal, healthy life,” said lead researcher Dr. Daniela Schmitt.
Researchers were able do a lot of research on people who were in a vegetative state and those who were still alive.
“There was one study where they had a person who was in a serious coma and there was a lot about their personality and emotions, but when they went into the freezer, it felt like the person was back to normal,” Schmitt told ABC News.
Researchers also noticed that the brain cells were getting smaller, which led to a decrease in the amount of white matter in the brain.
“When we did a more sophisticated brain scan, we saw that there was less white matter, which is a key ingredient in the nervous system, so it’s kind of like a sponge that absorbs all the signals that are coming through the brain,” she said.
“If you put this sponge in your brain, it can start to drain, so you have less white space, less information, less activity.”
The team hopes to be working with dairy farms to create brain-rejuvenation products.
They plan to launch a new product next year, and said that they are currently looking for funding for the first prototype.
“We want Dairy Freezers to be available for people that need them, but also for people who don’t, who are too disabled or too sick to go to hospitals,” said Schmitt, who is also a professor of clinical neurology at the University of Utah.