– Bioquark intends to start trials on brain dead patients
– The aim is to test their stem cell theory that dead brain cells can be rebooted
– The trials on humans will reportedly be in an unidentified Latin American country
Can brain dead patients be revived? A US company named Bioquark believes it’s possible and intends to test their theory on humans later this year.
Its CEO, Ira Pastor, has revealed that they have been given the go-ahead in an unnamed Latin American country to conduct these trials. India earlier rejected their proposal.
Pastor says that a series of injections can reboot the brain of a patient declared clinically dead, which refers to a total and irreversible loss of brain function.
Bioquark CEO Ira Pastor (pictured) says his company has discovered a way to bring the clinically dead back to life
He said the firm does not have intentions to test the its theory on animals first, something that some scientists have questioned.
According to Pastor, the first step of “reawakening the dead” would involve obtaining stem cells from the blood of the clinically dead patient.
The patient would then be injected with the stem cells peptides into his or her spinal cord and brain. The final step would be nerve stimulation using lasers, carried out over 15 days.
Apart from lack of animal trials, some have also questioned how consent would be obtained from brain dead patients.
Nevertheless, Pastor is still confident: “It’s our contention that there’s no single magic bullet for this, so to start with a single magic bullet makes no sense. Hence why we have to take a different approach.”
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