posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 03:09 PM
The experiment proved that essentially, the new body would be acceptable for the transplanted head, with one important exception...
the nerves could not be connected. so it was really only a biological "machine" that replaces artificial life support machines.
With advancments in stem cell research, nerve tissues could be repaired, and new connections formed (similiar to what christopher reeves was to
undergo, if such research was allowed). The spine itself could be grafted via a fairly common spinal surgery whereby two spinal sections are bound
together to prevent damage to an injured vertabrae.
sounds to me, that given enough money, and any south korean stem cell research clinic, a new experiment could succeed.
or perhaps already has...
would the controversy behind that various ethical considerations (stem cells, donor bodies, longevity for the elite) prevent this science from