World's First Human Head Transplant Successfully Carried Out, Claims Surgeon

World's First Human Head Transplant Successfully Carried Out, Claims Surgeon

World's First Human Head Transplant Successfully Carried Out, Claims Surgeon

"This is absolutely possible and we're working towards it", Canavero told New Scientist past year.

He accomplished his arguably gruesome operation by fusing the spine, nerves and blood vessels of the first subject with those of the second.

Only past year, Dr Ren had successfully grafted a head onto a monkey's body, the report said.

"For a long time nature has dictated the rules to us.We are born, we grow, we age and we die.For millions of years people have evolved and 110 billion people have died in the process.We have entered an age in which we will bring our destiny back to Our first human head transplant, in human mode, has been realized, "explains Canavero, as quoted by Daily Mail, Saturday (18/11/2017)".

About his desire to carry out this seemingly impossible operation Sergio Canavero announced in 2015. And he says that the successful test shows that his plans will work, according to the British newspaper The Independent.

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Italian Professor Surgeon Sergio Canavero, Director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, said they would soon be moving to a living human. "A full head swap between brain-dead organ donors is the next stage", Canavero said at a press conference in Vienna, the Telegraph of the United Kingdom reported. That will allow his team to get to work doing the new head transplant "imminently", he said.

Spiridonov had volunteered because he suffers from Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, which causes severe spinal muscular atrophy, and he was willing to try anything to prolong his life.

"And that is the final step for the formal head transplant for a medical condition which is imminent", he told a conference in Vienna, according to The Telegraph, which first reported the news. If it is successful, the patient could walk again, Canavero claims.

Professor Canavero, who gained fame for his controversial claims about the first head transplant, apparently said he would offer proof for his claim in the coming days. According to the Italian, the monkey survived the transplant without any neurological injury for 20 hours before being euthanized for ethical reasons.

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