An Italian scientist claims the world's first attempt to transplant a human head into a human body could happen in the next two years.
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According to New Scientist magazine, Italian scientist Sergio Canavero has a long list of potential patients and will announce the project at a medical conference in the United States in June for the purpose of calling for support. from interested parties to work together. The site of the surgery has not been decided yet, but Canavero said he wanted to do it in London.
This Italian anatomist first invented the idea of a human head transplant in 2013 and wants to use surgery to prolong the life of degenerate muscle and nerve people or those with diseased organs. destruction letter.
Now he declares that the surgery may be ready in early 2017, which is two years away.
In 1970, scientists transplanted a monkey's head into the body of another monkey. The transplanted monkey has lived for 9 days because the body's immune system refuses to be compatible with the head.
Canavero's technique will involve cooling the head of the recipient and the donor's body before the head is moved and the two ends of the spinal cord are joined together. The new body will come from a normal donor but has died brain. Both the donor's head and the patient will be removed from the spinal cord simultaneously using an extremely sharp blade to ensure a "clean" cut. The patient's head is then transferred to the donor's body and used a "glue" called polyethylene glycol to connect the two ends of the spinal cord to each other.
Recipients - will be kept unconscious for up to four weeks to limit movement while the head is close to the body - will be able to move, feel his face and speak with a similar voice.
Canavero claims the first implant will be able to go within a year with the help of physical therapy.
However, critics described these plans as "too bizarre" and wondered if this method was okay?
Harry Goldsmith, clinical professor of neurosurgery at the University of California, told New Scientist that he did not believe that a head transplant would be successful because there were too many procedural problems."Trying to keep someone healthy in an unconscious state for four weeks will never happen," he said.