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Scientists show death is reversible in potential organ transplant surge

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Scientists have shown that the death process can be reversed by restoring a pig’s organs to full health after killing.

Ale researchers have developed a method to reverse the biological process of dying, in which organs collapse and stop working after the heart has stopped.

The discovery could revolutionize transplantation by giving doctors more time to harvest organs, and it could be used to treat seriously injured patients.

In the experiment, a dead pig was hooked up to a machine called OrganEx one hour after an induced cardiac arrest.

The machine pumped a liquid containing 13 different compounds through his body to ward off organ death
and allows the cells to thrive.

Dying organs treated with the technology recovered to a level comparable to that of a living pig.

dr David Andrijevic of the Yale School of Medicine and co-author of the study said: “Not all cells die immediately, there is a more protracted series of events. OrganEx is a process that you can intervene in, stop, and restore some cell function.

“Under the microscope, it was difficult to tell the difference between a healthy organ and one treated with OrganEx technology after death.”

While the technology was effective at enhancing function, it didn’t ignite the essence of life, the scientists said, because there was no evidence of electrical activity in the brain after death.

The research builds on a 2019 study in which a smaller version of the technology called BrainEx repaired neurons in pig brains, although no electrical activity was detected.

dr Sam Parnia, associate professor of critical care medicine at New York University, said: “This is a truly remarkable and incredibly meaningful study.

“This shows,
After death, cells in the organs of mammals, including humans, such as the brain, do not die for many hours – eight.

“In contrast, death is scientifically a biological process that remains treatable and reversible hours after it occurs.” (© Telegraph Media Group Ltd. 2022)

Telegraph Media Group Limited [2022]

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/scientists-show-death-is-reversible-in-potential-boost-for-organ-transplant-41888581.html Scientists show death is reversible in potential organ transplant surge

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