Summary #202

Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

bbc.com
  • In a new and ethically questionable experiment, scientists were able to temporarily preserve basic cell function in dead pig brains.
  • It involved 32 pig brains, connected to a special system 4 hours after being collected from the slaughterhouse.
  • For 6 hours, the system pumped a liquid designed to slow or reverse the death of brain cells.
  • The main finding is that cell death in the brain takes longer than scientists previously thought.
  • Death is a gradual process, and some parts of it can be postponed, preserved, or even reversed.

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