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It's alive! Scientist claims Frankenstein-like human head transplants are now possible
FoxNews.com ^ | 7/2/2013

Posted on 07/03/2013 10:36:36 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

One neuroscientist may soon get the nickname Dr. Frankenstein after making an ambitious claim about a completely novel medical procedure that has many experts’ ‘heads spinning.’

In a recent paper in the journal Surgical Neurology International, Dr. Sergio Canevero, a member of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, asserted that it soon may be possible to conduct full human head transplants, noting that they have been done in animals for the past 40 years, Quartz reported.

According to Canevero, the technical barriers that come with grafting one individual’s head to another person’s body can now be overcome. However, the main issue scientists have had with animal head transplants has been being unable to connect the spinal cord of the head to the donor’s body. This leaves the animal paralyzed from the neck down.

But recent medical advancements regarding the reconnection of surgically severed spinal cords has lead Canevero to believe the procedure can be done.

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Oh crap!
1 posted on 07/03/2013 10:36:36 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Ab Normal?


2 posted on 07/03/2013 10:39:45 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: RoosterRedux

ping


3 posted on 07/03/2013 10:40:53 AM PDT by foxpro2
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To: RoosterRedux

I would not assume that everything that makes you you is stored in your head.


4 posted on 07/03/2013 10:41:38 AM PDT by DManA
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To: RoosterRedux
They have been trying unsuccessfully for years:

5 posted on 07/03/2013 10:42:53 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: RoosterRedux; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

Will they walk like Frankenstein?


6 posted on 07/03/2013 10:43:12 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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To: RoosterRedux

Can Obama get a brain transplant? Even a cow flop would be an improvement. And how about a spine for Boehner.


7 posted on 07/03/2013 10:43:12 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: RoosterRedux

I believe i have seen this movie.


8 posted on 07/03/2013 10:44:01 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Roccus
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9 posted on 07/03/2013 10:44:48 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: rlmorel

How did I guess a Joe Biden reference was going to make it in here?? LOL


10 posted on 07/03/2013 10:46:20 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Roccus

“Puttin’ on the Ritz”


11 posted on 07/03/2013 10:48:36 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012
First in!!!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 07/03/2013 10:49:47 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: RoosterRedux

Of course it will be tried. Some mad scientist will try it and will have hundreds of failures. One day a monster will survive and the scientist will become famous. The media love the “first” of everything.

I guarantee that some mad scientist is even now trying to create human clones.

Put the two together, and you have a clone factory for a new body in case yours needs replacing.

THIS is madness.


13 posted on 07/03/2013 10:50:43 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: RoosterRedux

First I read “full human head transplants . . . have been done in animals for the past 40 years”.

Then, the rest of the story -

“However, the main issue scientists have had with animal head transplants has been being unable to connect the spinal cord of the head to the donor’s body. This leaves the animal paralyzed from the neck down.”


Such a minor detail.


14 posted on 07/03/2013 10:51:34 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: RoosterRedux

Spinal cord repair is the bigger story here


15 posted on 07/03/2013 10:54:08 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: RoosterRedux

Basically, it’s a way of taking a head from a dying body, and using the body of another person to keep it alive.


16 posted on 07/03/2013 11:01:09 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

It’s good on Ritz?!?!

Who knew?


17 posted on 07/03/2013 11:05:37 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: RoosterRedux

Just in time for Obamacare! Yippee~!


18 posted on 07/03/2013 11:05:41 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((S)
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To: RoosterRedux

All those Chinese prisoners are now potential body donors.


19 posted on 07/03/2013 11:13:14 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have known that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional news?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
here's the transplant waiting room...... brain that wouldn't die photo: the brain that wouldn\'t die aaabrainal.jpg
20 posted on 07/03/2013 11:20:35 AM PDT by RepRivFarm ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." -George Orwell)
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To: RepRivFarm

The headline made me think of that movie with NFL player Rosie Greer. He was a huge guy with two heads riding around on a motorcycle. I can’t remember the name of the movie.


21 posted on 07/03/2013 11:28:52 AM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: RoosterRedux

I want Angelina Jolie’s.


22 posted on 07/03/2013 11:29:36 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: RoosterRedux

I remember back in the 50’s. when a Russian scientist transplanted an extra head onto a healthy dog, thus making a two-headed dog.


23 posted on 07/03/2013 11:45:08 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Roccus
abby normal
24 posted on 07/03/2013 11:52:45 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (The)
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To: RoosterRedux
Well, now they have someplace to attach this:


25 posted on 07/03/2013 12:27:52 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Roccus

Abby Normal?


26 posted on 07/03/2013 12:52:53 PM PDT by xp38
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