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Scientists Restore Some Function In The Brains Of Dead Pigs
Nell Greenfieldboyce
April 17, 20191:01 PM ET

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The image on the left shows the brains of pigs that were untreated for 10 hours after death, with neurons appearing as green,
astrocytes as red and cell nuclei as blue. The image on the right shows cells in the same area of brains that, four hours after death,
were hooked up to a system that the Yale University researchers call BrainEx.


The brains of dead pigs have been somewhat revived by scientists hours after the animals were killed in a slaughterhouse.

The Yale University research team is careful to say that none of the brains regained the kind of organized electrical activity associated with consciousness or awareness. Still, the experiment described Wednesday in the journal Nature showed that a surprising amount of cellular function was either preserved or restored.

The implications of this study have staggered ethicists, as they contemplate how this research should move forward and how it fits into the current understanding of what separates the living from the dead.

....more at link
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-sho ... -dead-pigs

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