📎 Researchers are keeping pig brains alive outside the body

Yale University neuroscientist Nenad Sestan disclosed that a team he leads had experimented on between 100 and 200 pig brains obtained from a slaughterhouse, restoring their circulation using a system of pumps, heaters, and bags of artificial blood warmed to body temperature. There was no evidence that the disembodied pig brains regained consciousness. However… billions of individual cells in the brains were found to be healthy and capable of normal activity.

Carles Bellver Torlà @carlesbellver