A group of pigs were pronounced dead for hours as part of a study …. and then, incredibly, scientists got it beating again!
The implications here are staggering for humans … being able, potentially, to regenerate what is essentially a dead heart and bring people back to life.
Researchers from Yale began pumping synthetic fluids through the bodies of dead pigs, finding their hearts began to faintly beat … according to a peer-reviewed study published by Nature.
The team used 2 systems for its test — the first group of pigs got OrganEx, a device that resembles heart-lung machines … they also got an experimental mixture of fluids that are supposed to reduce inflammation and provide cellular health.
Some motor function also returned — the head and neck of some of the dead pigs began to move … something that shocked everyone. The movements appeared involuntary.
The experiments are in their infancy, but it’s pretty incredible if eventually, this could restore human life.