The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), also known as the Health Department have approved the experiments and trials to regenerate the brains of dead people.
According to report, a US biotech company has been granted permission for 20 patients who have been declared clinically dead from a traumatic brain injury, to test and experiment whether parts of human central nervous system can be brought back to life.
Scientists will use a multiple therapies, which include injecting the brain with stem cells and a cocktail of peptides, as well as deploying lasers and nerve stimulation techniques which are used to bring patients out of comas.
All the patients will have been certified dead and only kept alive through life support. Scientists will monitored them for several months using brain imaging equipment to look for signs of regeneration, particularly in the upper spinal cord – the region of the brain which controls independent breathing and heartbeat.
Researchers believes that the brain stem cells may be able to erase their history and re-start life again, based on their surrounding tissue – a process seen in the animal kingdom in creatures like salamanders who can regrow entire limbs.
Dr Ira Pastor, the CEO of Bioquark Inc. said: “This is another step towards the eventual reversal of death in our lifetime. We just received approval for our first 20 subjects – we are working with the hospitals now to identify families where there may be a religious or medical barrier to organ donation”.
“For 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 and believe to see results and bring dead back to life within the first two to three months.”
A person is confirmed as being dead when their brain stem function is permanently lost. However, although brain dead humans are technically no longer alive, their bodies can often still circulate blood, digest food, excrete waste, balance hormones, grow, sexually mature, heal wounds, spike a fever, and gestate and deliver a baby.
Recent studies have also suggested that some electrical activity and blood flow continues after brain cell death, just not enough to allow for the whole body to function.