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(Minds) Bioquark, a biotech company based in the United States, has been given the go-ahead to begin research on 20 brain-dead patients, in an attempt to stimulate and regrow neurons and, literally, bring the patients back from the dead.
By implanting stem cells in the patient’s brain, in addition to treating the spinal cord with infusions of chemicals and nerve stimulation techniques (both of which have been shown to bring people out of comas), they hope to reboot the brain and jump-start neural activity.
The trial participants will have been certified dead and only kept alive through life support. They will be monitored for several months
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.
originally posted by: chiefsmom
Well, hopefully, this gives us the answer to the soul argument. What if the person that originally occupied that body, doesn't want to come back? What happens if someone else comes back?
I wouldn't want it done with my body, but more power to those that do.
originally posted by: trollz
I think it'd be worth it though for us to say we are now able to revive the dead.
originally posted by: Tindalos2013
How do you win a war that can weaponize the dead?
That is probably the end game to all this research involving stem cells. That and finding a way to prolong life for humans in the selfish pursuit for immortality. All the kings and queens live forever and the rest of us are zombie cannon fodder to help them dominate the entire planet.