Science & Technology

Yale scientists resurrect dead pigs and say cell death can be stopped

US scientists revived a pig an hour after its death according to the journal Nature. To do this, the animal was injected with an experimental OrganEx liquid, which restored blood circulation and the functioning of internal organs.

During the experiment, experts from Yale University artificially stopped the heart of a pig in a state of anesthesia. After an hour, the subject was connected to a machine that replaced the activity of the heart and lungs. Then a special substance was introduced into the animal step by step. As a result, the integrity of tissues was preserved and cell death stopped. However, it is not reported what is now with the pig and whether it can continue its former life.

“The cells of the human body and other mammals do not die instantly after the death of an individual. We were able to show that we can intervene in this process, stop it and restore the work of some organs and cellular functions, ”say the authors from the American Yale University.

Three years ago, the same scientists, in much the same way, revived the brains of pigs four hours after they died. Vital activity was partially restored but there were no signs that the pigs were regaining consciousness. Although they moved their heads and twitched their necks.

In the current experiments, as far as the brain itself is concerned, no greater miracle has happened either.

Related Post

However, scientists are counting on it. In the sense that they are still going to focus on the return of consciousness to the dead and hope to pick up the corresponding electrical activity of the brain.

From official assurances, it follows that the experiments will be continued, and the installations will be improved solely in order, firstly artificially, as long as possible, to prolong the “survivability” of donor organs and, secondly, to combat ischemia and the consequences of strokes and heart attacks. However, according to rumors, distant goals are much more interesting – to try to resurrect people. Will it work?

By the way, last year, neuroscientists from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) discovered that people do not die instantly. Some cells and genes in corpses continue to function for some time. For example, the glial cells in the brain – gliocytes – noticeably increased gene expression and their own activity, continuing to grow and pull their processes to neighboring cells, almost a day after the death of their neighbors and their own. Sometimes cells were found that remained alive even 96 hours after cardiac arrest – four days later. As a result, the dead organism continued to synthesize proteins all this time. What for? So far, there are only guesses.

According to one hypothesis, the activity of the surviving cells and genes is a desperate attempt by the body to restore the efficiency of its systems, which are turned off one by one. Who knows, suddenly, under certain – yet mysterious – conditions, such resuscitation will be successful? The resurrection of pigs, as well as the discovery of scientists from Illinois, inspire hope.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Share

Recent Posts

Psi-vampires among us: why they are dangerous and how to defend against them

Psychic vampires are different from emotional vampires. Sometimes they are called psi-vampires. These are people who have…

21 hours ago

Evidence of gene interference in the human population and genetic experiments in the time of Atlantis. Who and when created the races on Earth?

Official science believes that the division into races occurred in an evolutionary way, and the…

2 days ago

Third world war was announced by Putin’s mentor

Alexander Dugin, the political philosopher and analyst, who many call "Putin's theorist" (with others however…

3 days ago

Cell phone and internet blackouts are coming across the globe?

It was once unthinkable, but he incident with the Nord Stream 1 and 2 submarine…

4 days ago

Bloom of otherworldly manifestations: new purple moon appears as global tensions grow

The Apocalypse is taking place, and in our time there are more and more phenomena…

5 days ago

2,000 mysterious fast radio bursts from deep space: Who signals to humanity from the depths of the Universe?

Scientists continue to unravel the mystery of strange radio bursts that were recorded from space…

6 days ago