Italian surgeon state the first human head transplant could happen by 2017



Dr. Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group initially proposed his “Gemini” back combination procedure in 2013, however continued research resulted in an updated Canavero” target=”_ blank”> publication in the journal Surgical Neurology International on Feb. 3.

In short, when Dr. Canavero’s found an ideal client and contributor he would then cool both bodies to a temperature level that permits them to make it through longer without oxygen, link the recipient’s head to the contributor’s body, fuse their spinal cords, and lastly cause a coma for approximately one month to allow nerve connections to grow, CBSreported Thursday.

“If a head transplant were ever to take place, it would be extremely uncommon. It’s not going to take place due to the fact that somebody states ‘I’m growing older, I’m arthritic, maybe I should get a body that works better and looks better,'” Patricia Scripko, a neurologist and bioethicist at the Salinas Valley Memorial Health care System in California, informed the New Scientist on Thursday.

Dr. Canavero plans to discuss his research study at the annual conference of the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Cosmetic surgeons in Annapolis, Maryland, in June, CBS reported.

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