Arrogance aside, apparently a few scientists aren’t familiar with the possible world ending scenario associated with an outbreak of zombies caused by science going too far. If they did, then perhaps they’d think twice about reanimating the dead.
Straight from the pages of the next young adult novel thriller, a group from a Philadelphia-based company are currently trying to reanimate dead brains.
Deservedly igniting fear in anyone who believes the threat of a zombie apocalypse is more than an interesting hypothesis, a company called Bioquark (really?) is currently working on a project to regenerate the nervous systems of brain dead patients. And while there’s cause for concern, the good news, for now, is that it’s limited to the cellular level.
According to the chief executive of the company, Ira Pastor, the work will be at such a small scale that only very sophisticated tests such as MRIs, spinal fluid, and certain blood tests will be able to see if it’s worked. But Pastor believes the research could be used to treat traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord issues and even Alzheimer’s.
Brain death is considered a final state, not something from which you can recover. But Pastor believes this is wrong and with the use of certain drugs, electrical current, magnetic fields, stem cells and things yet to be named everything could change.
Of course, the obvious question is – what would be the state of the ‘recovered’ person? Would there be a loss of personality, movement or other facets due to brain damage?
In the end, these reanimated people might be closer to a zombie than an ordinary living person?