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Monkey+Frankenstein. When Fiction Turns Into Fact!!

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posted on Jun, 27 2013 @ 05:55 PM
reply to post by NoRegretsEver

I can only leave you with this one observation concerning these matters.
I see the line between human and abomination as very thin at best.
Unbridled, the human seems destined to abomination.

posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 06:23 PM
Well, well, well.

First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist

Technical barriers to grafting one person’s head onto another person’s body can now be overcome, says Dr. Sergio Canavero, a member of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group. In a recent paper, Canavero outlines a procedure modeled on successful head transplants which have been carried out in animals since 1970.

The one problem with these transplants was that scientists were unable to connect the animals’ spinal cords to their donor bodies, leaving them paralyzed below the point of transplant. But, says Canavero, recent advances in re-connecting spinal cords that are surgically severed mean that it should be technically feasible to do it in humans. (This is not the same as restoring nervous system function to quadriplegics or other victims of traumatic spinal cord injury.)

As Canavero notes in his paper:

“The greatest technical hurdle to [a head transplant] is of course the reconnection of the donor’s (D)’s and recipients (R)’s spinal cords. It is my contention that the technology only now exists for such linkage…. [S]everal up to now hopeless medical connections might benefit from such a procedure.”

Peace, NRE.

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