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Scientists aiming to bring the dead back to life

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Scientists have won approval to experiment on brain dead patients in hopes of bringing them back to life.

Sounds like something out of a fictional movie, right?

According to BioQuark CEO, Dr. Ira Pastor, he hopes this isn’t the case as he works alongside Dr. Himanshu Bansal to bring back patients declared clinically and legally dead.

Being “brain dead” is defined as the complete and irreversible loss of brain functionality, including involuntary actions used to keep the body alive. Pastor hopes that his new trial can bring back patients from the other side, by using a combination of stem cell and peptide injections, nerve stimulation, and lasers.

He hopes that this treatment could help regrow parts of the brain, central nervous system, especially in the upper spinal cord which is responsible for controlling the body’s breathing and heartbeat.

Twenty certified brain dead patients will be selected, all of which would have suffered some type of destructive brain trauma. Once the experiment begins, their bodies will be kept artificially alive while the series of drugs and other treatment techniques are administered over a period of six weeks. Brain imaging equipment will be used for several months after to determine if the treatment sparks any sort of regeneration.

Pastor hopes that restarting the regeneration process can regrow the necessary complex networks and tissue required to support brain and body functionality, similar to what certain types of reptiles do to regenerate lost limbs.

It is unclear what the repercussions would be beyond regrowth, but that would be a bridge to cross only if the scientists do reach that far.

The tests are to be conducted at the Anupam Hospital in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, India, as it is much cheaper.

The scientists hope that if they are successful at regenerating brain tissue, it may prove beneficial towards providing a cure for those who have diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, along with the extensive list of other destructive ailments. Pastor agrees that full body regeneration is extremely far-reaching, but does not rule it out as being impossible.

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