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Possibility Of First Head Transplant Fraught With Ethical And Medical Dilemmas
07-06-2013, 03:39 AM #1
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A leading neurosurgeon has revealed a project to carry out the first human head transplantation with spinal linkage within the next two years. The project is code-named HEAVEN/GEMINI.

Published in the June issue of Surgical Neurology International, the project has been outlined by Italian neuroscientist and functional neurosurgeon, Dr. Sergio Canavero. He says the procedure would take 100 surgeons 36 hours to complete, and would cost around £8.5 million ($12.6 million).

In 1970, US neurosurgeon Robert Joseph White performed an operation to transplant a monkey's head onto another monkey's body. However, the inability to repair the severed spinal cord due to lack of required technology proved a problem, and the monkey was left paralyzed, passing away days later.

But Canavero believes today's technology will overcome this hurdle and refers to previous studies in which scientist have reconnected spinal cords to rats. Canavero explains that the transplant will work if surgeons can successfully link the spinal cord to the head by fusing severed axons, the nerve cells that transmit information to different neurons, muscles and glands.

more - http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/262948.php
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07-06-2013, 03:53 AM #2
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07-06-2013, 10:29 AM #3
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(07-06-2013, 03:39 AM)I⊥∀NIW∩LLIʞ Wrote:  A leading neurosurgeon has revealed a project to carry out the first human head transplantation with spinal linkage within the next two years. The project is code-named HEAVEN/GEMINI.

Published in the June issue of Surgical Neurology International, the project has been outlined by Italian neuroscientist and functional neurosurgeon, Dr. Sergio Canavero. He says the procedure would take 100 surgeons 36 hours to complete, and would cost around £8.5 million ($12.6 million).

In 1970, US neurosurgeon Robert Joseph White performed an operation to transplant a monkey's head onto another monkey's body. However, the inability to repair the severed spinal cord due to lack of required technology proved a problem, and the monkey was left paralyzed, passing away days later.

But Canavero believes today's technology will overcome this hurdle and refers to previous studies in which scientist have reconnected spinal cords to rats. Canavero explains that the transplant will work if surgeons can successfully link the spinal cord to the head by fusing severed axons, the nerve cells that transmit information to different neurons, muscles and glands.


One apparent problem is that there's no ğkking point for the surgery. Anyone with such catastrophic lower body/body destruction would bleed out well before any medical personnel arrives (let alone get's to the hospital).

Ah...I believe what the plan is to put an old person's head on a young person's body to extend their life significantly. Won't work though even with "anti-rejection" medication.
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07-06-2013, 09:39 PM #4
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(07-06-2013, 10:29 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  One apparent problem is that there's no f****ng point for the surgery.


there is. what about persons with cancer that already spread through their whole body? what about ppl with illnesses like stephen hawking?

but there also are downsides... it could be abused in the way you pointed it out. or for sex reassignment surgeries etc.

there definitely will be a black market.
07-06-2013, 09:58 PM #5
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Are there any ethical dilemmas and public outcry when it comes to blowing off someones head in war? of course not! because its not socially acceptable and its not politically correct to stand up and speak out against the sabre rattling two faced back stabbing governments evil murderous war machine and so there should really be nothing wrong with human head transplants...
07-06-2013, 10:32 PM #6
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(07-06-2013, 09:58 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  Are there any ethical dilemmas and public outcry when it comes to blowing off someones head in war? of course not! because its not socially acceptable and its not politically correct to stand up and speak out against the sabre rattling two faced back stabbing governments evil murderous war machine and so there should really be nothing wrong with human head transplants...


Would it not be a body transplant as well ?
07-07-2013, 06:03 AM #7
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I think some russian doctor/scientist tried impregnating women with male ape/monkey sperm or vice versa or something like that back in the 1930's or 40's or 50's or some time around then anyways...

I read that the nazis tried transplanting a dogs head onto a humans body and or the other way around?!

But that may have been the western powers demonizing germans...

Like their supposed human skin lamp shades that were recently tested and found to have been made from cow and pig skin...

But who knows what diabolical and hideous genetic experimentations tptb have been performing within their secret bunkers and laboratories?

Sasquatch comes to mind...

But then that "thing" has been seen and encountered for at least several hundred years...

Even by the natives of the north american continent long before europeans arrived and I doubt those indians were performing genetic experiments...

Although they may have accidently or intentionally conjured those interdimensional beasts during drug induced magic rituals and blood sacrifices who knows?!



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