In which our intrepid hero thanks for informing him of the looming zombie threat.

That ever-reliable bastion of journalism, (yes, I am a sarky bastard), relates the latest research into trauma surgery here, under the title Boffins create zombie dogs:

Scientists have created eerie zombie dogs, reanimating the canines after several hours of clinical death in attempts to develop suspended animation for humans.

US scientists have succeeded in reviving the dogs after three hours of clinical death, paving the way for trials on humans within years.

Pittsburgh’s Safar Centre for Resuscitation Research has developed a technique in which subject’s veins are drained of blood and filled with an ice-cold salt solution.

The animals are considered scientifically dead, as they stop breathing and have no heartbeat or brain activity.

But three hours later, their blood is replaced and the zombie dogs are brought back to life with an electric shock.

Plans to test the technique on humans should be realised within a year, according to the Safar Centre.

Cool. I can’t wait to sign on once they introduce this as standard medical procedure for humans. There’s no GST on brains, for a start, just so long as they’re fresh. Mmmmm… fresh brains!