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http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/616481.page

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http://www.iflscience.com/brain/biotech-company-use-stem-cells-reactivate-brains-dead

A biotech company in the U.S. has been granted ethical permission by the National Institutes of Health to use 20 brain-dead patients for what is sure to be a highly controversial study: From next year, they plan to stimulate their nervous systems in order to restart the brains. Bioquark is hoping that its part in the groundbreaking ReAnima project will reveal if people can at least partly be brought back from the dead.

It is important to note that at this point, there isn’t much evidence to suggest how genuinely realistic or even serious this endeavor is; however, the panel of experts working on the initiative does include Dr. Calixto Machado, a well-known neurological researcher and a member of the American Academy of Neurology who has written extensively on brain death, and it does appear to have proper approval from the U.S. authorities.

The team will test a combination of therapies on the participants, who have been medically certified as being brain dead and are only kept from decomposing by life support machines. Injecting the brain with stem cells, giving the spinal cord infusions of beneficial chemicals, and nerve stimulation techniques – which have been shown to bring people out of comas – will all be tried out.



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After each therapy has been administered, the team will monitor the brain activity of the participants for several months, hoping to look for signs of neurological reactivation. Their focus will be on the upper spinal cord, which is the lowermost part of the brain stream that controls a person’s cardiorespiratory functions – breathing and a beating heart, essentially.

“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,” said Ira Pastor, the CEO of Bioquark Inc., as reported by the Telegraph. “We hope to see results within the first two to three months.”

The central nervous system is bioelectrochemical, in that it uses biologically manufactured chemicals called neurotransmitters to transmit electrical signals through the body. Stimulating neurons with electrical currents is one thing – even in a coma, the neurons will be able to respond to electrical stimulation – but after brain death, neurons begin to wither away and degenerate, so for any “resurrection” to occur, the team will need to stimulate the regeneration of neurons in these brain-dead folk.

This is presumably where the stem cells come in, which in their most primitive state can differentiate into any cell in the human body. Although there has been plenty of remarkable progress using them to regenerate damaged heart, pancreatic, eye or even brain tissue, for example, there is a long way to go before stem cells can simply be injected into humans, allowing them to regenerate any type of lost cell.

In any case, the trials will begin at Anupam Hospital in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand in India. For this stage, the brain-dead people will be continuously given cocktails of peptides, chemicals that can act as neurotransmitters, along with biweekly injections of stem cells.

“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,” Pastor added. “But it is a bridge to that eventuality.”




Jokes aside, good luck to'em, hope they manage some form of -- non flesh eating -- breakthrough.

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Sounds like that bad 80s movie, Re-Animator!

Lots of nudity in that one (i think). Horrible flick.


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 Frazzled wrote:
Allrighty. I've 30,000 rounds of .22lr now. Lets do this. No time like the present!
So you're the guy hanging out by Walmart's loading dock everyday asking if they brought "the stuff"...

I havent seen decently priced .22 in years

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 Vaktathi wrote:
 Frazzled wrote:
Allrighty. I've 30,000 rounds of .22lr now. Lets do this. No time like the present!
So you're the guy hanging out by Walmart's loading dock everyday asking if they brought "the stuff"...

I havent seen decently priced .22 in years


Online is your friend dude.

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Aye, though even then, finding in-stock, decent priced .22lr that will cycle a semi auto 10/22 isn't a cakewalk.

Alas...

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Ever notice how all zombie movies start with scientists mucking about? It's never crazy witch doctors or Armageddon. 28 Days Later, Reanimator, etc. It's always damned scientists trying to play God!

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Does the team of experts include Dr. Herbert West?

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Next they are going to make armed cyborgs just to see what will happen. Nothing bad could come from that.

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 jreilly89 wrote:
Ever notice how all zombie movies start with scientists mucking about? It's never crazy witch doctors or Armageddon. 28 Days Later, Reanimator, etc. It's always damned scientists trying to play God!


If they are going to play God, why can’t they go for a cool one like Bacchus? More booze, less zombies please.

   
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 Nevelon wrote:
 jreilly89 wrote:
Ever notice how all zombie movies start with scientists mucking about? It's never crazy witch doctors or Armageddon. 28 Days Later, Reanimator, etc. It's always damned scientists trying to play God!


If they are going to play God, why can’t they go for a cool one like Bacchus? More booze, less zombies please.

Now this is capital thinking.

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I wonder if they do manage to revive someone; will they retain their memory? Or will they essentially "start over", and have to be taught to walk, speak, and every other ordinary thing adults take for granted?

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 Sinful Hero wrote:
I wonder if they do manage to revive someone; will they retain their memory? Or will they essentially "start over", and have to be taught to walk, speak, and every other ordinary thing adults take for granted?


Only their hate cortex will remain intact.
   
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 Ahtman wrote:
Next they are going to make armed cyborgs just to see what will happen. Nothing bad could come from that.




(also, if one of the experiments is called starkraven, you better call David Bradley...)

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This is extremely interesting.
   
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Thankfully the UK dosnt have too many guns. Therefore I propose we Britons do what our fore fathers did and create a shield wall. I will be busy building my castle and claiming back wessex from the dead!


 
   
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Well, it is not like the condition of those folks could worsen, so I don't see why not!
Hoping they succeed.

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With Trump taking the Republican nomination, I'd say the brain dead have already risen. Bring on the Zombies, it can only get better now!

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 Frazzled wrote:
With Trump taking the Republican nomination, I'd say the brain dead have already risen. Bring on the Zombies, it can only get better now!


Poor Zombies would probably starve.

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 Iron_Captain wrote:
Well, it is not like the condition of those folks could worsen, so I don't see why not!
Hoping they succeed.


Theyre condition probably can get worse if they aret successfully brought back to an aware state. Imagine waking from the dead only to find out you are now viewed as someone's property and experiment. Im so making sure I get cremated when I die.
   
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