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Can Brain transplantation possible in future?

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Asked by hitler, 04 Dec '09 12:29 am
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Doctors performed the first human brain CELL transplant into a stroke victim.The researchers said they hope
the transplanted neurons will grow and replace the damaged neurons in the woman's brain that no longer function since a stroke afflicted her.This is the first time such a procedure has been done on a 62 year old stroke patient at Pittsburgh.The neurons which were implanted are manufactured by Layton Bioscience. The firm's president and founder, Gary Snable, said the neurons come from a patient who had testicular cancer sometime in the late 70s. His cancer had spread to his lungs and formed a tumor that was growing a number of different types of tissue,
including neurons. Researchers have been growing and working with this unique tumor for many years.Neurons derived from the line of cells that come from this tumor appear to function as normal neurons or brain cells, and in the animal models those cells have never become cancerous again. Layton Bioscience hopes to use these neu ...more
Answered by inquisitive, 04 Dec '09 01:23 am

 
  
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In science things once thought impossible are possible today. As of now brain transplantation is impossible. But in the near future the need for brain transplantation may not be necessary to treat brain diceases.
Through medical science, it is now known that stem cells are capable of specializing into any type of cell found in the human body. In 1998, Fred H. Gage of the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, showed that new, functioning neurons are indeed capable of being grown in the human hippocampus. Historically, this was thought to be preposterous. The news gives a ray of hope for individuals suffering disabling diseases. Most believe the key to helping individuals whose bodies are incapable of sustaining them is not through arguably crude operations like a head transplant, but through stem cell research. However, the tenet of head transplantation may become more popular, as stem cells have been shown by the Wistar Institute of the University of Pennsylvania to repair the sever ...more
Answered by Josna, 04 Dec '09 09:26 pm

 
  
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A brain transplant is typically a different one when compared with heart or a liver transplant.the flaw is brain is absolutely a sensitive organ.sincee then it has been brain stem cells are induced in animals but the type of culture in men aren't successful.as i had learnt in my opinion a brain transplant is impossible so far,further experiments have to be carried so as to do a brain transplant.this may be made possible in the near future,like those of xenotransplant an organ can be successfully transplanted into a human by its culture in an animal but in the case of brain it is impossible,the sensory neurons that a men need to think and act is not developed over an animal.possible dangers during a brain transplant are trauma, aneurysm.Once the brain is removed from the brain stem it would die, so no brain tranplant is not yet a fesablie thing and the other issue is who would want to live in someone else's body? IF you think about it, Body image is a Huge part of who you are and how yo ...more
Answered by Kishan, 04 Dec '09 09:32 pm

 
  
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May be. But till now it has never been successful. :-P
Answered by nathan, 04 Dec '09 12:48 am

 
  
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No
Answered by Nachiket, 04 Dec '09 10:29 am

 
  
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It is possible as already experiment done
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 04 Dec '09 04:52 pm

 
  
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No
Answered by prashant prashar, 05 Dec '09 04:18 pm

 
  
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The way medical surgery is advancing,no wonder we may get the news too.But the brain is so delicate and having so fine and minute veins, surgery by practitioners may not be possible.Its situation is also complicated but surgery not ruled out.May be for this precission job a Robot will do the things.Now a days Robot also being used in Surgery.
Answered by Ashish, 05 Dec '09 01:51 pm

 
  
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Hopefully,yes
Answered by anil garg, 04 Dec '09 08:43 pm

 
  
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Yes you can become clever
Answered by mohd basheer, 04 Dec '09 05:02 pm

 
  
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