Sergio Canavero has exposed that the world’s first human head transfer will take place within 10 months, and he’s before now planning his next mission.
By this point next year, if all set off according to preparation, the world’s earliest human head transplant will have taken place, Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero has discovered.
In early 2015, Canavero made banners around the world when he proclaimed that he would execute the ground-breaking surgery within two years. Now, he has revealed in an interview with German magazine OOOM that it’s going to take place in China, Within 10 months.
The patient will not be previous transplant volunteer Valery Spiridonov, who has a type of spinal muscular atrophy known as Werdnig-Hoffmann illness.
Canavero explained that “The first patient will be Chinese,” The Chinese squad of doctors will be escorted by Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, who in 2014 published his research study on head transplants on rats. Ren was also an affiliate with the team that carried out the first triumphant hand transplant in the US and in January 2016 published as co-author along Canavero an editorial in the magazine Surgical Neurology International on the scientific backlash on the course of action.
The procedure was laid out in a 2013 paper, concerning a procedure predictable to take 36 hours.
Canavero claims to have effectively performed the formula on a monkey. But other scientists have articulated moral concerns. New York University bioethicist Arthur Caplan believed Canavero was “out of his mind,” noting that still if the process can be executed successfully, we have no idea what outcome the chemistry of a new-fangled body would have on the transplanted head and brain.
Canavero seems positive and sure.
“At the present, I can only reveal that there has been an immense advancement in medical experiments, which would have looked as if impossible even as recently as a few months back,” he said. “The objectives that have been reached will definitely revolutionize medicine.”
He is already preparing for his next experimental surgery — transplanting not the whole head, but just the brain. He believes he can achieve this in the time period of three years.
“A brain transplant has countless advantages: first, there is hardly any resistant reaction, which means the trouble of denial does not exist. The brain is, in a mode of speaking, a neutral organ. If you transplant a Head with vessels, nerves, tendons and muscles, rejection can pretense a huge problem. This is not the case with the brain,” he explained.
“What may be challenging, though, is that no feature of your original outer body remains identical. Your head is no longer there; your brain is transferred into a totally different skull.”
It seems that we are entering into a new era of medical science which will lead toward a hale and hearty society. These advancements in medical would definitely helpful in future.