Scientists shouldn’t reanimate decapitated human heads

May 13, 2018 The Conversation


Do you want to live forever? If so, there’s some good news. Or so it seems. For it appears that we may have taken a step closer to making immortality reality. In a recent meeting at the National Institutes of Health, Yale neuroscientist Nenad Sestan revealed that his team has successfully reanimated the brains of dead pigs recovered from a slaughterhouse. By pumping them with artificial blood using a system called BrainEx, they were able to bring them back to “life” for up to 36 hours. Admittedly, the pigs’ brains did not regain consciousness, but Sestan acknowledged that restoring awareness…

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