20 families are about to be given hope for their brain-dead loved ones, after the company Bioquark was given the go-ahead to stimulate and re-grow neurons and literally bring back the dead.
It could be a seriously ground-breaking study, but it doesn't come without controversy.
There isn't a ton of evidence to prove that this will work and the technique is still new and untested. The basic idea is that scientists will implant stem cells into a patient's brain and treat the spinal cord with chemical and nerve stimulation techniques.
The hope is that combined, these techniques jump-start the brain and restart brain activity.
In an statement, Bioquark's CEO Ira Pastor said:
"To undertake such a complex initiative, we are combining biologic regenerative medicine tools with other existing medical devices typically used for stimulation of the central nervous system, in patients with other severe disorders of consciousness. We hope to see results within the first two to three months[...]it is a long-term vision of ours that a full recovery in such patients is a possibility, although that is not the focus of this first study. It is a bridge to that eventuality.”
If this treatment became mainstream, would you try it to gain immortality? Let us know!