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Scientists Bring A Severed Brain Back To Life, Sparking Ethical Debate
CBSLocal, Pittsburgh ^ | 5/17/18

Posted on 05/18/2018 4:32:37 AM PDT by LibWhacker

Edited on 05/18/2018 8:13:03 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

NEW HAVEN, CT (CBS Local) – Has science gone too far? That’s the question some experts are asking after Yale University researchers announced that they have successfully reanimated a pig’s brain, which had been severed from its body.

Yale neuroscientist Nenad Sestan revealed the breakthrough during a meeting at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on March 28. Sestan’s team reportedly experimented on over 100 pig brains obtained from a slaughterhouse and restored their circulation using a system of pumps, heaters, and artificial blood. The researchers said they managed to reactivate the brains for up to 36 hours.


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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: brain; frankenstein; pigbrain; reanimate; reanimator; scientists; severed; yale
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1 posted on 05/18/2018 4:32:37 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

My first question is, deprived of sensory input except perhaps pain, is did it scream?


2 posted on 05/18/2018 4:37:56 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists...Socialists...Fascists & AntiFa...Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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3 posted on 05/18/2018 4:42:44 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you)
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“My first question is, deprived of sensory input except perhaps pain, is did it scream?”

My thinking is that “ghost” pains, those from the pain receptors no longer connected to severed limbs, is a well known phenomenon. Bringing back to life or sustaining the life of a disconnected brain would be the worst kind of Hell imaginable. (Next to Hillary’s laugh and Obama’s speeches.)


4 posted on 05/18/2018 4:42:58 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: LibWhacker
Shades of CS Lewis' That Hideous Strength
5 posted on 05/18/2018 4:43:49 AM PDT by Politically Correct (A member of the rabble in good standing)
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To: Vaquero

I was thinking F/X...


6 posted on 05/18/2018 4:43:57 AM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me https://youtu.be/wH-pk2vZGw2M)
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To: LibWhacker

Maybe there is hope for democrats!


7 posted on 05/18/2018 4:44:39 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: LibWhacker
Someday...


8 posted on 05/18/2018 4:46:18 AM PDT by Alas Babylon! (MAGAMarchOnWashington.com)
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To: LibWhacker

If the geek squad can ever find a way to download the brain, they won’t need to preserve it. Just grow a new one and upload.


9 posted on 05/18/2018 4:46:59 AM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Hey, where’s Nixon?


10 posted on 05/18/2018 4:47:34 AM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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11 posted on 05/18/2018 4:47:36 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you)
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12 posted on 05/18/2018 4:51:35 AM PDT by DFG
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Worst thing I can think of. But after they “perfect” it, imagine what they might be able to do... interrogate terrorists, criminals, the Clintons for years and years and years.


13 posted on 05/18/2018 4:52:46 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

What hump?


14 posted on 05/18/2018 4:52:47 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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15 posted on 05/18/2018 4:53:57 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you)
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16 posted on 05/18/2018 4:54:05 AM PDT by xp38
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17 posted on 05/18/2018 5:02:43 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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Ha! Beat me to it. That’s the first movie that came to my mind too.


18 posted on 05/18/2018 5:04:26 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Get in the Spirit! The Spirit of '76!)
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To: LibWhacker

Stuttering John has a few more questions for Ted Williams.


19 posted on 05/18/2018 5:04:35 AM PDT by mindburglar (I have an above average brain stem)
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20 posted on 05/18/2018 5:04:38 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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