Yale University has announced that it has achieved a success in an experiment that was conducted to reanimate brains of more than 100 slaughtered pigs. The research was presented at the meeting of National Institutes of Health.
Yale University has announced the results of a scientific experiment, which was held last month. According to the results, the experiment was successfully carried out, which achieved to keep the reanimated brains of pigs for about 36 Hours.
The scientists have assured that the process can be treated as a new pathway to study the intact organs in the laboratories. It has opened the doors for the future research, which may allow keeping the human brains alive outside the body.
According to Nenad Sestan, a neuroscientist at Yale University, their team was successful in reanimating the dead brain cells. They used a system of pumps, bags of artificial blood that was warmed to the body temperature, and heaters to reanimate the dead brain cells. Further, in his presentation to ethics experts and the NIH officials, Sestan added that this technique is not unique for pigs only. The same technique can be applied to all the species including the humans.
Prof Sestan explained that their team was convinced with the notion that brains can be kept alive for an indefinite period. Also, he added that the steps can be taken to try for the restoration of awareness. But their team has not attempted the same as it was an unfamiliar area of experimentation. He also added that someone may come up to take the technology and upgrade the same to restore human beings.
However, Benjamin Curtis, Nottingham Trent ethics and philosophy lecturer, has warned that the research can lead humans to experience a “living hell.”
Recently, Yale University has started a free online class called “The Science of Well-being.” This class focuses on the physiological science explaining the concept of happiness.
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