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03-05-2016, 07:40 PM
Scientists to figure out if we can reanimate dead people
Quote:A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs.

A biotech company in the US has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who have been declared clinically dead from a traumatic brain injury, to test whether parts of their central nervous system can be brought back to life.

Scientists will use a combination of therapies, which include injecting the brain with stem cells and a cocktail of peptides, as well as deploying lasers and nerve stimulation techniques which have been shown to bring patients out of comas.

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My headline is better. Forgot to add "clinically", but whatever.

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03-05-2016, 07:44 PM
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Hmmmmm.... any word if DR Herbert West is involved? Big Grin
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03-05-2016, 08:07 PM
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Maybe they can start on Ted Cruz?

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03-05-2016, 08:34 PM
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They've already done that. Old news.

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03-05-2016, 08:36 PM
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Oh. So,um, no zombies then. Ok. Sadcryface

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03-05-2016, 09:06 PM
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I'm wondering why they would be using people who suffered traumatic brain injury as the cause of death...

Someone who is clinically dead just needs to be flatlined and not breathing. Wouldn't it be easier to reanimate a brain if it wasn't the reason for the death?
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03-05-2016, 09:45 PM
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You'd think 'jesus' could manage that, wouldn't you?

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03-05-2016, 10:28 PM
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that if a person is declared brain dead by a real MD, the only thing that is possibly going to be recovered is said person's organs for transplant. I just saw Steven Pinker's video about brain damage, agree completely.
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03-05-2016, 10:32 PM
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(03-05-2016 10:28 PM)Fireball Wrote:  I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that if a person is declared brain dead by a real MD, the only thing that is possibly going to be recovered is said person's organs for transplant. I just saw Steven Pinker's video about brain damage, agree completely.
I agree. My dad's brain was so far gone, we gave his skin to a burn center and bones for use. We let them reuse his hearing aids and pacemaker. I think (with no medical training) that there is definitely a point of no return.
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03-05-2016, 11:23 PM
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How do you "recruit" people who are brain dead? Tongue

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