The world should prepare itself for a real-life Frankenstein’s monster.
An American biotech company has been granted permission to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people.
Health watchdogs said the company could recruit 20 patients who have been declared clinically dead from a traumatic brain injury to test whether parts of their central nervous systems can be brought back to life.
Scientists will use a combination of therapies, lasers and nerve stimulation techniques that have been shown to bring patients out of comas.
The team believes the brain stem cells might be able regenerate, erase their history and restart life, based on their surrounding tissue – a process seen in the animal kingdom in creatures like salamanders, which can regrow entire limbs.
Ira Pastor, CEO of Bioquark Inc said: “This represents the first trial of its kind and another step towards the eventual reversal of death in our lifetime. We hope to see results within the first two to tree months.”