Strange Science: Resurrection via Stem Cells?

Neurons rendered in black and whiteA research team in Pennsylvania hopes to experiment with injecting stem cells into the spinal column of brain-dead individuals to see if it will restore them to functionality.

The stem cells aren’t the only method that will be used–“an injected protein blend, electrical nerve stimulation, and laser therapy directed at the brain” are other aspects of the proposed trial.

There are, of course, legal ramifications to this experiment that will need to be sorted out before the methodology that this team is developing will be able to be implemented. But the thought of resurrecting a brain-dead individual is still pretty awesome.

As long as we don’t get zombies.

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