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Can a brain dead patient be brought back ?


Posted on Wednesday, 4 May, 2016 | Comment icon 15 comments

Is it possible to revive a brain dead patient ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Glogger / Chris Aimone
A groundbreaking new trial is aiming to find a way to regenerate the brains of clinically dead patients.
A US-based biotech company has won approval from health watchdogs to begin medical trials on brain dead patients in an effort to bring parts of their nervous systems back to life.

The trial will focus on patients who have been declared clinically dead due to a brain injury and who have permanently lost any possibility of regaining consciousness or breathing independently.

The researchers will be using a combination of different therapies including the injection of stem cells and the deployment of laser-based nerve stimulation techniques.
"This represents the first trial of its kind and another step towards the eventual reversal of death in our lifetime," said Bioquark Inc. CEO Dr Ira Pastor.

"To undertake such a complex initiative, we are combining biologic regenerative medicine tools with other existing medical devices typically used for stimulation of the central nervous system, in patients with other severe disorders of consciousness."

Eventually the researchers hope to be able to develop a way to fully revive a brain dead patient.

"It is a long term vision of ours that a full recovery in such patients is a possibility, although that is not the focus of this first study - but it is a bridge to that eventuality," said Dr Pastor.

Source: Telegraph | Comments (15)


Tags: Brain, Consciousness, Death


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #6 Posted by freetoroam on 4 May, 2016, 13:16
There are enough alive people on this planet....we do not need to bring anything back. How long have these Dr Frankenstein experiments been going on behind closed doors before they said " maybe we should go public, cos we need some more bodies and without Burke and Hare, we are running out of people who will be missed. "
Comment icon #7 Posted by Rinna on 4 May, 2016, 13:26
Only in 'Game Of Thrones' will this ever happen. I knew someone had to bring up game of thrones!
Comment icon #8 Posted by Darkenpath25 on 4 May, 2016, 16:43
I'd want them bring back my grandmother
Comment icon #9 Posted by Gecks on 4 May, 2016, 19:23
Great, theyre going to create zombies. But considering some of the teenagers I have to work with at times, zombies may already be here.
Comment icon #10 Posted by paperdyer on 4 May, 2016, 19:41
Insurance companies are going to love this. If any of the treatments work to revive a declared dead person, I guess the life insurance money will need to be returned if it's even paid at all under the stated conditions .to be considered a guinea pig for these experiments.
Comment icon #11 Posted by noppohn on 5 May, 2016, 10:42
would they want to come back, you finish your tour of duty here and some well meaning do-gooder comes along and makes you do overtime
Comment icon #12 Posted by Yamato on 5 May, 2016, 16:50
Maybe they should focus on ways to regenerate the brains of clinically alive patients first. The new science is patently ignored for the living. For them, it's symptom - drug, symptom - drug, symptom - drug. Depressed? Drug. "PTSD?" Drug. Got anxiety? Drug. Can't sleep? Drug. Oh you got bipolar now? Drug. You've got "high blood pressure"! Drug. Cholesterol! Drug. Don't let the pharmaceutical industry merge and acquire the resurrection industry or it will fall into the realm of mass murder and absolute BS, just like it is for those of us among the living.
Comment icon #13 Posted by pallidin on 5 May, 2016, 19:43
Maybe they should focus on ways to regenerate the brains of clinically alive patients first. The new science is patently ignored for the living. For them, it's symptom - drug, symptom - drug, symptom - drug. Depressed? Drug. "PTSD?" Drug. Got anxiety? Drug. Can't sleep? Drug. Oh you got bipolar now? Drug. You've got "high blood pressure"! Drug. Cholesterol! Drug. Don't let the pharmaceutical industry merge and acquire the resurrection industry or it will fall into the realm of mass murder and absolute BS, just like it is for those of us among the living. I don't know about some drugs, but 2 I ... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by pallidin on 5 May, 2016, 19:52
But on the "brain resurrection" issue, this is a hard call. So much can go wrong, leaving me a "vegetable" when revived. I don't know, I have mixed feelings about this.
Comment icon #15 Posted by highdesert50 on 6 May, 2016, 17:57
I might speculate that someone who is brain dead is neither cognizant nor even desirous of being revived to a corporeal state. What remains then is the issue of appeasing the family and appeasing fringe science.


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