This Biotech Company Has Been Given The All-Clear To Reanimate The Brains Of The Dead

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In fact, the scientists asked for permission to use 20 brain-dead human subjects for their research. Brain death isn’t true death. No, the body is still alive, but the blood-flow to the brain has ceased, and the organ will eventually liquefy. The body has lost “integrated function” and usually subsequently dies, too.

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Image: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

However, people can be artificially kept alive for long periods of time while brain dead, or “clinically dead,” in many countries. With the help of life-support systems, the body continues to function. Indeed, its blood flows, it digests food, it grows, and it can both become ill and recover.

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