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Old 02-26-2015, 09:59 AM   #1
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Default Could doctors transplant a HEAD onto a body in 2 years' time? Italian surgeon confident he can perform £7.5milllion operation

Italian surgeon confident he can perform £7.5milllion operation
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Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero believes head transplants are possible
The techniques allows the patient's head be grafted onto a healthy body
Paralysed patients and those with incurable illness could benefit
However, each operation will cost an estimated £7.5million to complete
Dr Canavero said both heads would be removed at the same time
He would then glue the patient's head onto the donor's body
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...her-Reeve.html

I was torn as to whether I should post this story in the Medical area or Outside The Box.
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Old 02-26-2015, 02:59 PM   #2
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What's the point? He'd end up with a sick (anti-rejection drugs forever) quadriplegic.
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:03 PM   #3
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I did not reas the article, does he bind the nervesnor just the blood vessels ?
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:05 PM   #4
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Limited use I would guess, and dharma points out.

(disregarding the ethics of the situation)
Maybe on a very brilliant person who mind was still good but body was going to cause death. And you could get a donor body in excellent shape. And if someone had the funds to pay for 100% long term care for a quad, anti-rejection drugs, etc.

No one has even come close to repairing a spinal cord. If you could do that there would be all kinds of para and quads who could be repaired.

But maybe I am wrong about the spinal cord

http://www.surgicalneurologyint.com/...ulast=Canavero

HEAVEN: The head anastomosis venture Project outline for the first human head transplantation with spinal linkage (GEMINI)

In 1970, the first cephalosomatic linkage was achieved in the monkey. However, the technology did not exist for reconnecting the spinal cord, and this line of research was no longer pursued. In this paper, an outline for the first total cephalic exchange in man is provided and spinal reconnection is described. The use of fusogens, special membrane-fusion substances, is discussed in view of the first human cord linkage. Several human diseases without cure might benefit from the procedure.
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:01 PM   #5
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Cool! This would solve the working penis problem in transgender female to male subjects. Do you get your choice of body?

Of course, the donor body would have had to die with a healthy body...perhaps of head injury.
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:22 PM   #6
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- first we have to cut your head off ...
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:24 PM   #7
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If this works there will be a lot of old men's heads stuck on the bodies of young chinese political prisoners.
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:19 PM   #8
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I had a brain transplant but it rejected me.
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I had a brain transplant but it rejected me.
Mine is overly controlling , dunno why I married her.
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Having grown up on his juveniles "I Will Fear No Evil" bent my brain for a little while when first I read it in high school.
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Patient set to undergo the world's first human head transplant says 'Dr Frankenstein' will reveal details of the operation next month
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Valery Spiridonov will undergo the first ever human head transplant
The 31-year-old is wheelchair reliant due to a muscle-wasting disease
Operation will allow him to walk for the first time in his adult life
His pioneering procedure is expected to take place in December 2017
His surgeon - dubbed Dr Frankenstein will reveal more in September
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...ion-month.html


Valery Spiridonov, from Russia, agreed to become the first ever
human head transplant patient last time. Speaking at a press
conference he said his surgeon, Dr Sergio Canavero, will reveal
more about the procedure next month
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I on't even want to think of the myriad complexities involved in such a procedure; not least of which is how to keep the brain properly oxygenated, making the Lord knows how many correct nerve connections...
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Yep, the handwaving on that score that Heinlein did in Fear No Evil approached ceiling-fan speeds.
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Old 08-03-2016, 02:46 PM   #15
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Give that I Will Fear No Evil was published over forty five years ago there wasn't much else he could do.
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Doctor planning world's first head transplant says he is preparing for his 'Frankenstein' surgery by REANIMATING human corpses
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Dr Sergio Canavero plans to do the first human head transplant next year
His team now plan to conduct 'Frankenstein' tests using human corpses
They will use electricity to stimulate the nerves in dead bodies after first cutting and then reconnecting the spinal cord as a test of their technique
Russian man who has volunteered to have the first transplant has also revealed that his girlfriend is opposed to him having the operation
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Doctor planning world's first head transplant says he is preparing for his 'Frankenstein' surgery by REANIMATING human corpses


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Please. Frau Brucher! Those are some knockers you have there.
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Please. Frau Brucher! Those are some knockers you have there.

That would be Frau Blücher.

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Scientists carry out head transplant on a RAT to create bizarre two-headed rodent in practise run for controversial human experiment
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Researchers used three rats for operations: a donor, recipient, and blood supply
It resulted in two-headed animals, with head of smaller rat attached to recipient
The team says they were able to do this without damaging the donor brain tissue
Controversial procedure comes ahead of plan for first human head transplant
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...plant-RAT.html


In the disturbing experiment, researchers in China affixed the
heads of smaller, ‘donor’ rats onto the backs of larger rats, creating
two-headed animals that lived an average of just 36 hours


Dr. Canavero is planning Moreau experiments for later this year.
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My head is not going anywhere without my dick . There is direct
optical fibre link controlling an embedded laser that I use for hunting
, foraging and lighting fires .

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Ross you could always get a transplant down there with a soft shelled turtle head. Besides being a long extension you would have an extra pair of eyes, a way to hold a bolt like an extra pair of hands and it would be able to pull the zipper down all by itself.
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That's a body transplant under a head !
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