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, according to The Mind Unleashed.
The technique is new and untested so the study is very controversial controversial. 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.
If successful, the result would literally be the dead coming back to life.
Researchers remain hopeful, but there isn’t much evidence that this will work.
Bioquark’s CEO, Ira Pastor, said that “to undertake such a complex initiative, we are combining biologic regenerative medicine tools with other existing medical devices typically used for stimulation of the central nervous system, in patients with other severe disorders of consciousness. We hope to see results within the first two to three months.”
He added, “it is a long-term vision of ours that a full recovery in such patients is a possibility, although that is not the focus of this first study. “It is a bridge to that eventuality.”
If this works, or leads to other studies that are successful, it could have huge implications on what we think of as death.
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)