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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

An Experiment to 'Revive' the Brain Dead People : Controversial Medical Trial

Through the controversial project ReAnima, an orthopedic surgeon seeks to bring to a state of minimum awareness to 20 people with severe trauma.
The Medical Research Council of India (ICMR) lay down a controversial experiment that sought to bring life to accident victims with brain death. The project, known as ReAnima, does not appear in the country's clinical trials registry, Science reported.

The idea was controversial technique orthopedic surgeon, Himanshu Bansal, who works at the Anupam Hospital in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. His idea was to apply to 20 people with brain death (patients whose brains are clinically dead and do not register any activity), a series of interventions with stem cell injections, a cocktail of peptides, a trans-cranial laser stimulation and a median nerve electrical stimulation (Main nerve extending from the neck to the arm). It is expected that an experiment to 'Revive' the brain dead people will bring our medical science in new level.

Patients would be tracked among families with a vegetable person and have no medical problems or religious beliefs that prevent you from donating organs. The researchers believe that their treatment could "reset" the brain with a similar process by crossing some amphibians can Regenerate a part of the brain after suffering severe trauma.

The aim of Bansal is that people regain brain dead "minimally conscious state" that allows them, for example, have some reflexes like moving their eyes to track objects.

Although there is no vast evidence that people with brain death can recover minimal functions of the brain, the doctor relies on cases recorded in the literature and aims to obtain the first results in 2017.

Some scientists are skeptical about this experiment.

First, because the reported cases may have been misinterpreted. Second, because the interventions have not been tested on animals. And third, because it has strong ethical implications.

But for Bansal this experiment opens the possibility to new therapies for patients in coma and to treat neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.Those responsible for the project, Science reported, will try to find a way to continue the experiment with an aim to 'Revive' the brain dead people and if necessary outside India.

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