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Thread: First head transplant in Dec-2017: future cure=transplanted head on cloned body?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrb View Post
    Probably accurate, they won't be live for long so actually practicing on dead bodies.
    Correct on both accounts. It's awful.

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    He's completed the corpse head transplant.

    Upcoming operation will be to transplant the heads of two living, but "brain dead", people.

    http://www.alphr.com/science/1001145...ead-transplant

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2drwhofans View Post
    He's completed the corpse head transplant.

    Upcoming operation will be to transplant the heads of two living, but "brain dead", people.

    http://www.alphr.com/science/1001145...ead-transplant
    I guess that's one way to solicit patients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2drwhofans View Post
    He's completed the corpse head transplant.

    Upcoming operation will be to transplant the heads of two living, but "brain dead", people.

    http://www.alphr.com/science/1001145...ead-transplant
    Then there will be at least 3 brain dead people in the Operating Room!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrf View Post
    Then there will be at least 3 brain dead people in the Operating Room!
    A lot more than that, all their literature claims they have a huge team of "surgeons" working simultaneously... smh.

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    Be nice to have any explanation of said solution to reattaching that cord.
    T3-T7 complete since Sept 2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mize View Post
    Be nice to have any explanation of said solution to reattaching that cord.
    There are doing straight cuts of the spinal cord of the two sides using a diamond blade (head & body), then aligning them and using PEG to 'glue' the two spinal cords together. Then allow the axons to reconnect. The head surgeon calls it the 'Gemini' protocol. The clean spinal cord cuts avoids glial scars & injury site that a contusion injury creates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauly1 View Post
    There are doing straight cuts of the spinal cord of the two sides using a diamond blade (head & body), then aligning them and using PEG to 'glue' the two spinal cords together. Then allow the axons to reconnect. The head surgeon calls it the 'Gemini' protocol. The clean spinal cord cuts avoids glial scars & injury site that a contusion injury creates.
    Why would a brain dead person be concerned about their glia scar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAMMY View Post
    Why would a brain dead person be concerned about their glia scar?
    Presumably they want longitudally aligned axons on both ends, like straight wires, to mate together well. No kinks (glial scars, injury sites) to disrupt the flow.
    Last edited by Pauly1; 11-19-2017 at 07:37 AM.

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    Every brain dead person should have that on their bucket list.

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