posted on Jul, 18 2013 @ 07:19 AM
Following on from my thread about head transplants for which i would like to thank a certain number of members for having activly participated I
thought i would bring your attention to this little gem :
Pig brain cells to treat Parkinson's
The world first trial on four New Zealanders with Parkinson's disease will take brain cells from the Auckland Island species of pig and inject them
into the human brains.
Neurologist Dr Barry Snow says animal studies have shown the "remarkable regrowth" of damaged cells.
Full article here : www.dailytelegraph.com.au...
I guess that there are is going to be a fairly conflictual debate again here taking into consideration ethics and religious beliefs!
And just to add extra food for thought :
A University of Illinois side-by-side comparison of the human and pig genomes has revealed remarkable similarities.
“We took the human genome, cut it into 173 puzzle pieces and rearranged it to make a pig,” explains animal geneticist Lawrence Schook.
“Everything matches up perfectly. The pig is genetically very close to humans.”
When looking at a pig or a human, the difference is seen instantly. “But, in the biological sense, animals aren’t that much different from one
another – at least not as different as they appear,” he says.
Link here : nationalhogfarmer.com...
What fo you fine folk think?
edit on 18-7-2013 by Rodinus because: Link added
edit on 18-7-2013 by Rodinus because: Title changed