posted on Jun, 7 2015 @ 10:27 PM
The future is here! I love this kinda stuff!
First Come Mice:
"A Chinese doctor has been surgically transplanting the heads of mice—and he eventually wants to perform head transplants on humans, too."
"Surgeon Xiaoping Ren has performed roughly 1,000 head transplants on mice since 2013, and has had more success than anyone else with the surgery,
according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The mice—whose new heads sometimes have different colored fur than their bodies—have lived as
long as a day after the operations."
Then the Monkeys:
"In the wake of hundreds of mouse operations, the scientists are planning to conduct the first primate head transplants where the patient survives on
its own for at least a while. The surgery will connect only a fraction of the spinal nerve fibers in the long-tailed macaque monkeys going under the
knife, but it should be enough to maintain voluntary muscle movement and other crucial functions"
"The hope, of course, is that all these troubles will pay off. You'd theoretically have a head transplant as a option when replacing limbs and
organs just isn't possible. One neurosurgeon, Sergio Canavero, is even vowing to try a human head transplant within two years. The plans are
ambitious (and arguably grotesque), but the very fact that they're even on the table shows how much medical technology has changed in recent
Next come Humans:
"30-year-old Russian man volunteers for world's first human head transplant"
"Dr. Sergio Canavero, of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group (TANG) in Italy, first spoke of his plans to carry out the first human head
transplantation in July 2013 - a project named HEAVEN-GEMINI."