For centuries, scientists (along with more than a few novelists and movie-makers) have dreamed of reanimating a dead brain. A team of scientists at Yale has finally pulled it off. Where do we go from here? My cover story from the new is now online
Interesting piece on the part-revived pig brains study addressing some of the ethical issues raised by ⁦ et al
In experiments on pig organs, scientists at Yale made a discovery that could someday challenge our understanding of what it means to die
Beautifully written, comprehensive account of the extraordinary scientific achievement of Nenad Sestan, MD, PhD, and Sestan's impressive path to and New Haven, via
Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life. What Could Go Wrong? This long feature by will- ahem- blow your mind. These scientists have quite literally discovered how to reanimate a dead mammalian brain
"One afternoon, he dropped by Yale’s pathology department to discuss an unrelated issue with a colleague, Art Belanger, the manager of the university’s morgue at the time."
“Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life.” (cryogenics)
Finally got around to reading this remarkable piece -- with great quotes about the need for ethical guidance in this area from my law school professor
Great ⁦⁩ story on the new haven dead pig brain perfusion study (sorry not sure exact way to describe it briefly) with quotes from ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ etc via ⁦
Fascinating #longread on Yale scientists working to keep pig brains "alive" after death, outside of the body. “We’re reminded of a line from the 1987 film ‘The Princess Bride’: ...'Mostly dead is slightly alive.’ ”
No one: Absolutely no one: Me: TELL ME AGAIN HOW RESEARCHING ZOMBIES AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS ISN’T CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH.
BrainX: Perfusing brains outside the body... ‘There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive.’ Via #neuroscience #bioethics
Reanimating the mammalian brain
Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life. What Could Go Wrong?
Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life. What Could Possibly Go Wrong? by via #neuroscience #bioethics
Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life. What Could Go Wrong? In experiments on pig organs, scientists at Yale made a discovery that could someday challenge our understanding of what it means to die.
Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life. What Could Go Wrong?
Fascinating. “Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life”
A great longread on the brain re-animation story, and how the researchers approached the ethical issue of consciousness owing to distributed connectivity (answer: with extreme caution, even in the porcine specimen)
Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life. What Could Go Wrong?
Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life. What Could Go Wrong?
Great piece on Nenad Sestan's work perfusing dead pig brains. (not keen on title tho) Really good behind the scenes look at what happened & why. A few minor nits, mainly I wish piece were clearer that I think Canavero's head transplant is quackery