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Human Head Transplant
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How can they keep the head alive during the transplant without oxygen and a steady flow of blood? Wouldn't that at least result in brain damage? Either way I'm interested in how this turns out and fully support it.
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vorpleghost wrote:

If this works human kind will be one step closer to immortality. Imagine a 80 year olds head on a 18 year olds body.


thats just creepy but also remember as you age cells in your eyes deteriorate.
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11BravoPatterson wrote:

How can they keep the head alive during the transplant without oxygen and a steady flow of blood? Wouldn't that at least result in brain damage? Either way I'm interested in how this turns out and fully support it.


5 minutes is their window for no brain damage I do believe, when someone dies they have 5 minutes to revive them before brain damage occurs
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They just need to keep oxygenated blood circulating to the brain. This can be done with a machine. They'll probably need to do this unless the heart of the donor body is beating and they connect the severed vessels immediately. They will need to keep the heart in the body beating using an artificial method since there will be no connected brain to regulate pulse.

They can also keep the head at lower temperatures to help, too, if they can't reattach the head right away.

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I heard about this awhile ago. It sounds really tricky, but I see a potential in drastically increasing how long a person can live, especially if we can kickstart dead bodies with a new, living brain. Would basically be immortality, until the brain starts to die itself.
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gvblackmoon wrote:

There is a theory about longevity right now that all you need to do is clean up the junk that builds up in the blood stream. Funny thing is there is some proof that this actually works. Now granted sticking an 80 year old head on a 20 year old body isn't going to give you the results you want. Mostly do to rejection also doesn't reverse any damage the brain has already sustained so if they had Alzheimer they would more than likely still have it.

Now this doesn't even get into the ethical issues with this that can of worms rates right up there with human cloning right now as far as I'm concerned. Which means this should be considered highly unethical,unless the case was extreme and you need to keep the person alive for some reason.Which would mean their quality of life would suck because the body would just be a meat life support system.

They are working on the how do you clean the junk out of the cells currently without the blood transfusion. It is one of the many topics I keep an ear open for. Mostly because it is just really a cool idea living forever, now on the up swing the person that will live past 200 has already been born they are out there right now walking around. This of course were the guys doing the hardcore research on this and they know their stuff.


I've never heard of such a theory, but it sounds kind of... silly, honestly. Senescence is the degradation of cellular function because of the damage to cells which occurs naturally and, at this point, unavoidably over time. Cells are damaged over time just as a machine suffers from wear and tear from being used, but there are several other factors: UV radiation, alcohol, high blood sugar, and so on. The damage, however, is simply there - it doesn't build up as a physical presence, like cholesterol or something.


Well it was put forward by one Dr. Aubrey de Grey of Oxford he has a TED talk on it that you can view if you like. I heard his interview from 2005 which he originally explained how this works. The episode is below.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-quest-for-immortality/
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Schmooples wrote:

I've never heard of such a theory, but it sounds kind of... silly, honestly. Senescence is the degradation of cellular function because of the damage to cells which occurs naturally and, at this point, unavoidably over time. Cells are damaged over time just as a machine suffers from wear and tear from being used, but there are several other factors: UV radiation, alcohol, high blood sugar, and so on. The damage, however, is simply there - it doesn't build up as a physical presence, like cholesterol or something.


Well it was put forward by one Dr. Aubrey de Grey of Oxford he has a TED talk on it that you can view if you like. I heard his interview from 2005 which he originally explained how this works. The episode is below.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-quest-for-immortality/


Thanks for the link, I'll be sure to give it a look. I hope I didn't seem rude or anything, or like I was criticizing you.
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let's all sever our heads

for science
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Yea. Transplant the head, forget the shaft.
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Schmooples wrote:


gvblackmoon wrote:


Schmooples wrote:

I've never heard of such a theory, but it sounds kind of... silly, honestly. Senescence is the degradation of cellular function because of the damage to cells which occurs naturally and, at this point, unavoidably over time. Cells are damaged over time just as a machine suffers from wear and tear from being used, but there are several other factors: UV radiation, alcohol, high blood sugar, and so on. The damage, however, is simply there - it doesn't build up as a physical presence, like cholesterol or something.


Well it was put forward by one Dr. Aubrey de Grey of Oxford he has a TED talk on it that you can view if you like. I heard his interview from 2005 which he originally explained how this works. The episode is below.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-quest-for-immortality/


Thanks for the link, I'll be sure to give it a look. I hope I didn't seem rude or anything, or like I was criticizing you.


No it's cool it is one of those topics that most folks don't follow to closing and even those that do can miss things on I know I do playing catch up a lot lately with it and other things. I personally want to see the next millennium, I find my fellow humans so interesting.
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Who thinks it's gonna fail?
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And it's all thanks to Herbert West. He's a scientist.
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Jesus... Science is scary o.o
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lowcee wrote:

Who thinks it's gonna fail?


Based on everything I know, I think it will probably fail.

I'm no medical expert and I'm not ruling it out as an impossibility, but it will probably fail if they decide to actually do it next year.
Posted 4/12/15

jordancharacter wrote:

I heard about this awhile ago. It sounds really tricky, but I see a potential in drastically increasing how long a person can live, especially if we can kickstart dead bodies with a new, living brain. Would basically be immortality, until the brain starts to die itself.


And thus began the zombie Apocalypse.

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