Sergio Kanavero "head transplant will take place in 2017 and marrow transplant in 2018."
I'm sure many remember the Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Kanavero, which meant as much to spend transplantation of a human head. Since then, it seemed, except for applications no longer is nothing new, but as it turned out, all this time, Mr. Kanavero prepared not only to the transplant surgery of the head, but more extensive manipulation of the brain transplant.
In addition to the ambitious plan has changed and the first patient Sergio. Earlier, the first patient was supposed to be Russian Valery Spiridonov with a diagnosis of "spinal muscular atrophy", but now the right to be first transferred to China resident, whose name is not yet known. In the conduct and preparation for surgery is involved and Chinese counterpart Sergio Shaoping Ren, and patient selection will depend on the availability of a compatible donor.
Edit and place of transaction: if before transplantation to be held in Germany or the UK, but now the operation was being prepared on the territory of Harbin Medical Center. Despite still fantastic statement about the future success of this manipulation, a group of scientists has already successfully transplanted the head of a rat to the second body and the head, using the bloodstream of another rodent. With this, surgeons have protected the rats from blood loss and hypothermia. However, donor rat clearly felt the pain.
Unique operation scheduled for December this year. And in case of success of the operation start Italian work towards marrow transplantation. According to the surgeon, on the one hand, this will be less of a challenge, since in this case it is not necessary to transplant all the vessels, tendons, muscles and nerves. On the other hand, the brain may have problems otherwise, for example, it is not known how the human brain responds to "replace" the body, besides a different configuration will have and the skull.
For the purposes Kanavero Sergio is going to use the brains of people who were subjected to his body kriozamorozke. According to him, perhaps as early as 2018 the first frozen, patients are able to return to life.