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'Reanimation' firm to bring brain-dead people back to life
04-23-2016, 01:36 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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To be declared officially dead in the majority of countries, you have to experience complete and irreversible loss of brain function, or 'brain death.'

And although this sounds final and absolute, a company in the US believes it doesn't have to be.

Bioquark, a healthcare company set up to look into so-called 'repair' and 'reanimation' technologies claims death may not be 'irreversible' and we have reached a point to 'push the envelope' and test if this is really the case.
Read more: dailymail.co.uk

zombie.gif What could possibly go wrong? İmage

04-23-2016, 01:48 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Stay in the house Carl damned.gif
04-23-2016, 04:39 PM #3
Kreeper Griobhtha
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When your brain ceases functioning you have stepped out for good. If they reanimate your body, who, or what, will step in?


Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
04-23-2016, 06:02 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:How brain plasticity works

Although parts of the brain may be damaged, destroyed or even missing, remaining parts can learn how to take over the functions that were lost. This may be how someone like Giffords can recover her ability to do basic tasks such as walk, however slowly.

How can the brain do this?

Gabby Giffords 'doing remarkably well'

It turns out that brain cells called neurons that are next to damaged brain areas can reconnect pathways between other neurons, forming new circuits that can resume some of the lost function. The smaller the lesion, the better recovery is expected in this way, said Dr. Bradford Thompson, director of the Division of Neurocritical Care at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

Alternatively, so-called "mirror neurons," located on the opposite side of the brain from the damaged area, can become involved in roles that the injured region used to have, he said.

For instance, an injury to the left hemisphere of the brain, which in 95% of people controls the capacity to understand and generate language, doesn't necessarily mean the patient can never have a conversation again. That's because the right side of the brain can take over some language functions.
This is seen sharply in patients who can sing, but can't otherwise speak. In fact, scientists have demonstrated that stroke patients can learn to associate words and phrases with melodies,, which can help with communication.

04-23-2016, 07:13 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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spock.gif Fascinating. The brain is amazing.

04-23-2016, 07:14 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(04-23-2016, 04:39 PM)Griobtha Wrote:  When your brain ceases functioning you have stepped out for good. If they reanimate your body, who, or what, will step in?



04-24-2016, 02:45 AM #7
Jim Rat Member
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(04-23-2016, 04:39 PM)Griobtha Wrote:  When your brain ceases functioning you have stepped out for good. If they reanimate your body, who, or what, will step in?



But I think the most interesting question to ask, once someone has been brought back is, "Where ya been?



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