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Dead could be brought 'back to life' in groundbreaking project

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posted on May, 3 2016 @ 11:32 PM
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We live in some exciting times. The next 20-30 years should be groundbreaking unless the one of these destabilized Countries in the Middle East like Iraq, Egypt, Libya or Syria is a flashpoint for WW3.

This project seeks to "bring back to life" people who are brain dead. These are cases where machines are keeping them alive and breathing for them.


A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs.

A biotech company in the US has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who have been declared clinically dead from a traumatic brain injury, to test whether parts of their central nervous system can be brought back to life.

Scientists will use a combination of therapies, which include injecting the brain with stem cells and a cocktail of peptides, as well as deploying lasers and nerve stimulation techniques which have been shown to bring patients out of comas.

The trial participants will have been certified dead and only kept alive through life support. They will be monitored for several months using brain imaging equipment to look for signs of regeneration, particularly in the upper spinal cord - the lowest region of the brain stem which controls independent breathing and heartbeat.

The team believes that the brain stem cells may be able to erase their history and re-start life again, based on their surrounding tissue – a process seen in the animal kingdom in creatures like salamanders who can regrow entire limbs.

Dr Ira Pastor, the CEO of Bioquark Inc. said: “This represents the first trial of its kind and another step towards the eventual reversal of death in our lifetime.


www.telegraph.co.uk...

What will happen to DNR's if they can start reviving people who are brain dead? As these things advance and you start having chips or nanobots in your body that fixes any damage that may cause a heart attack before it happens or age slowing technologies, this will mean they can start to repair a body like they do a car even when someone is brain dead. Population growth will explode but things like space colonization will help buffer any explosion in population growth.
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posted on May, 3 2016 @ 11:35 PM
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What could possibly go wrong?


Famous last words of the CDC on the eve of the #2016ZombieApocalypse



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 11:43 PM
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a reply to: neoholographic

There is enough of that on ATS already ... !

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posted on May, 4 2016 @ 12:05 AM
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If stem-cell research wasn't such a touchy subject, we would have HUGE advancements in the medical field. Too bad god-fearing politicians and people think it's "playing god" to advance such research and enrich the human species.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 12:05 AM
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originally posted by: zazzafrazz



What could possibly go wrong?


Famous last words of the CDC on the eve of the #2016ZombieApocalypse

This coming from the group that may well have turned the flesh-eating virus into Georgia. Another OOPSie moment for the CDC. One of these days....



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 12:11 AM
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a reply to: zazzafrazz

Already picturing the Archer memes that will accompany this.

Isn't this similar to how I am Legend started?



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 12:13 AM
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a reply to: misterhistory

Nah legend was a cure for cancer that caused it.

This is much more likely to start a zombie apocolypse. God willing.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 12:13 AM
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Source for the op as one is not showing.


Fantastic news if so. Wonder how far they can really go due to severity of damage being fixed. And no, not that a trust nanobots altogether nor nanonbots causing zombies. For those who have lost loved ones due to this type of injury they know what I'm referencing.



What will happen to DNR's if they can start reviving people who are brain dead?

Examining any proposed money it would take it even for normal surgery it would probably also be out of reach for many.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 01:21 AM
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originally posted by: dreamingawake
Source for the op as one is not showing.


Fantastic news if so. Wonder how far they can really go due to severity of damage being fixed. And no, not that a trust nanobots altogether nor nanonbots causing zombies. For those who have lost loved ones due to this type of injury they know what I'm referencing.



What will happen to DNR's if they can start reviving people who are brain dead?

Examining any proposed money it would take it even for normal surgery it would probably also be out of reach for many.


Ideally, medical help, and saving a life shouldn't come with a cost, but I get called altruistic in this statement, most of the time, especially by people in the medical field.

As far as cost, I think it should be available to everyone, and no, there shouldn't be a cost, to anyone.

Not to go too far off from the OP's topic, but money has seriously ####ed up the world, and it's made many people heartless, when they should not be.

Money = time, and I ask this a lot.. "Is your time really worth $15, $25, $50 an hour, or do you realize your trading something irreplaceable, and invaluable for mere baubles.."

As far as the OP, I would be ecstatic if this could be accomplished, as well as many other "science-fiction" based ideas of immortality through medical advancement. Be it the a fore-mentioned nano-bots, or some other method.

Life is a giant puzzle of many, many things, and it will take everyone working together to solve it, and make it better. As it stands, it's all cut-throat, greed and anger, and decisive tactics. People forget, we're all in this together, and no one is getting out alive until we all come together to solve it.

Now I do wonder, what will happen when they bring someone back from being "Clinically brain-dead", will the person be like a child, or will the person have changed, perhaps be enlightened?

The possibilities are endless.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 01:46 AM
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a reply to: Cygnis

If the body is only being kept alive artificially and the person is clinically dead-that means the person-the soul,the invisible energy that we are-has left the fleshly conveyance,the body i.e the mere meat.What they could Maybe succeed in re-animating in some cases,will be a strange empty thing.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 01:51 AM
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I can not understand why people are in general so terrified of leaving this terrible place.I mean we have bacon here,i get that, but damn..i just do not Get this horrific fear of passing from here..



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 01:56 AM
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originally posted by: Raxoxane
a reply to: Cygnis

If the body is only being kept alive artificially and the person is clinically dead-that means the person-the soul,the invisible energy that we are-has left the fleshly conveyance,the body i.e the mere meat.What they could Maybe succeed in re-animating in some cases,will be a strange empty thing.

It could also be as simple as the biological equivalent of corrupted/damaged system files on a hard drive being repaired through a little Command Prompt (stem cells here) magic, too. Fix the faulty files (parts of the brain) and a the machine runs again, fully functional.

Or like said file repairs, it may not repair everything and the brain is still a loss. A hit or miss in success, if you will, depending on damage severity. We'll never know if no one tries.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 02:00 AM
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originally posted by: Raxoxane
a reply to: Cygnis

If the body is only being kept alive artificially and the person is clinically dead-that means the person-the soul,the invisible energy that we are-has left the fleshly conveyance,the body i.e the mere meat.What they could Maybe succeed in re-animating in some cases,will be a strange empty thing.


That's exactly what I was thinking! Why would you want to resurrect a body when there is no soul or conscious thought? We already have one U.S. Presidential candidate like that..and it's not a pleasant sight.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 02:01 AM
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originally posted by: Raxoxane
a reply to: Cygnis

If the body is only being kept alive artificially and the person is clinically dead-that means the person-the soul,the invisible energy that we are-has left the fleshly conveyance,the body i.e the mere meat.What they could Maybe succeed in re-animating in some cases,will be a strange empty thing.


Your implying that the "soul" resides in the brain, but what if it resides in more then just the head?

It will be fascinating to see what happens, and it will invariably answer the question of the above statement.

I'm not scared of leaving this place, I came to terms with my departure at a very young age due to a medical condition I have, however, I still prefer to cling to this mortal coil with all due zest I can possibly relish even tho most days are mundane.

However, I am excited to see what can be attained, and I wouldn't mind being here to watch it all unfold. Human ingenuity can truly blow the mind, at times. Necessity breeds invention, and invention is 90 percent perspiration and 10 percent inspiration.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 02:03 AM
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Yes i realise the reasoning behind it-all im saying is imo people are going to be in for a grievous disappointment if they expect to get the person back that they lost.That person is gone.What the reanimated flesh suit will be like,is anyone's guess.But the deceased left the fleshly conveyance,and has passed from here.Imo.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 02:34 AM
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I really don't know for sure Where in the fleshly conveyance for this specific incarnation on this specific planet/world,we are situated In the conveyance.What i do know is when the fleshly conveyance breaks down/"dies" it is like getting out of a car.You ditch the ride and move on.
So the car is kept safe from harm in a sterile garage.But the driver is gone,the driver is now in another world,driving a different vehicle.Or somewhere else in This world driving another car,or floating in an ocean of peace somewhere deciding what they want to do next.But That car in that sterile garage is Not their ride anymore,its Over,its Ditched.

So now an ace mechanic somehow gets That car fixed up again-its still Empty now.Imo.According to what i believe.My views on life,"death" and the here after is very simple,and it involves no earthly religion.

Look,i may be wrong,of course i may be wrong.But my simple belief system feels right to me on a very deep and profound level,so for me personally,i cannot foresee success in this endeavour in the way people in general are propably expecting the outcome-one's departed loved one back here just as they were.Imo.

On a purely scientific level it will of course be massively interesting.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 02:36 AM
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originally posted by: Raxoxane
I can not understand why people are in general so terrified of leaving this terrible place.I mean we have bacon here,i get that, but damn..i just do not Get this horrific fear of passing from here..

Perhaps a different perspective will help. I don't fear leaving this life anymore. Instead, I absolutely love living!

I've made it a personal mission to see every waterfall and picturesque landscape on the planet. I want to taste every sweet vegetable, fruit, and dessert on the planet. I want to study every lifeform that's ever existed, dance with a woman from every culture (in traditional garb), and learn the strengths and weaknesses of every major and minor religion. I actually love astronomy even more, and desperately would like see and explore every celestial body out there. Oh yeah, and I've taken on my Mom's life goal of getting to visit every major mosque in the world. And these don't even touch on my supernatural, occult, and "sci-fi" dreams and ideas.

In other words, it would take me thousands of lifetimes to satisfy my curiosities. And as a scholar, I recognize that learning one great answer only spawns countless new questions. In other words, my journey would probably be never ending! And the technology required for most of my dreams doesn't even exist yet. For instance, I can imagine humans finally creating chips that allow us to communicate back & forth with every lifeform, in real time. And just imagine the possibilities once we master interstellar travel!

So I can definitely see why many people search for the secrets of revivals, immortality, and resurrections. Enough creativity, curiosity, and ambition can make anyone else understand it, too.


edit to add: Of course, I also want to end world hunger, heal the planet, and unite all life into a new world order. But I guess I have to start with baby steps, right?
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posted on May, 4 2016 @ 02:57 AM
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a reply to: Raxoxane

Indeed, and regardless of ones beliefs of where we go when the our mortal vehicles finally break down, I like your idea of limitless possibilities as far as the next adventure.

On a scientific note, yes, very fascinating to see what happens when you re-animate that which, for all intents and purposes, is an empty husk. Tho, that would mean science would have to accept the idea of "souls".

Perhaps, as one previous poster mentioned earlier in the thread, we will finally create zombies.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 03:01 AM
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I agree, so much to see, to learn, to experience. So much to this life, there simply isn't enough time to do it all, on top of simply trying to live.

I do wish we had extended lifetimes, a few thousand years, at least. Imagine the amounts of knowledge, and wisdom, and experiences that could be compounded in just one person over such a time. Now multiply that by billions, and then see where it leads. Much more stimulating, then the average of 80 years, and most of those spent just scraping out an existence, instead of actually living.



posted on May, 4 2016 @ 03:03 AM
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a reply to: enlightenedservant

I love your outlook on life and the world
! Your passion,joie de vivre,curiosity and imagination.Wow that chip for interacting with other life forms would've been a Grand experience
I'm 51 now so i don't think in this world i will get to experience such a thing, but the idea put a smile on my face.I wish you all the best,and much happiness on your lifepath-may you accomplish many,many of your goals and ambitions!




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