Two-headed rat was created in a lab to test a new technique of preventing the loss of blood. Although the animal did not live long, the researchers were able to achieve the goal of this extraordinary experiment.
Cefalosporine anastomosis or, in a broader sense, the transplant of the head, accompanied by serious problematic phenomena. In the abstract the authors note that in the long term occurs immune rejection, in short - the risk of tissue damage due to impaired blood flow during the immediate transplant.
Researchers from Harbin medical University, developed the grafting technique, which allowed them to avoid the damage of rat brain donor. The experiment Chinese scientists became the first to transplant the head of the animal at all, because the first experiments of this kind were conducted at the beginning of last century. However, the new methodology brings us closer to possible transactions with people. And is a measure of success, if you close your eyes to the ethical aspects of this issue, and there are many ...
In General, the researchers used three rats: two large and one small, which was the donor of the head. Another became a blood donor. Scientists knew that an animal with two heads will not live long, as there remain many technical and scientific aspects of this procedure.
"We have developed bicephalic model of transplantation of the head to explore these aspects"
Have di the meaning of research?
Transplantation of the head causing a serious scientific debate is not only difficult, but also ethical questions. Everything we know about psychology and personality associated with the brain. However, many scientists would like to learn to graft.
Such an operation could help millions of people with problems of the nervous system, muscles, or terminal illnesses to obtain a new healthy body from the donor. However, the vast majority of scientists believe that this is not the time, because we still have no full understanding on the functioning of the brain and are not able to imagine the consequences of changing the chemical composition in the brain, only transplanted to the body of a completely different person