World’s first human head transplant successfully performed on a corpse, scientists say

‘A full head swap between brain dead organ donors is the next stage…. We stand on the brink of a revolution, not only in medicine but in human life’.

h/t Marvin

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  • David Murrell

    The SJW rabble, once living head transplants are possible, will start agitating for “human rights” for these freaks..

  • Watchman

    We have moved onwards from the days when Christopher Reeve broke his neck and damaged his spinal cord, but we still don’t know how to fix the damage in any significant way in the case of a severed spinal cord.

    Until such damage can be fixed in a single individual, we aren’t really going to have any meaningful success from any head transplant except for very unusual cases where the original body cannot be used to keep the head alive.

  • simus1

    China seems the logical place for this cutting edge technology to proceed at top speed.

  • Hard Little Machine

    What’s its gender?

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    ..eventually, messieur turdeau will have the procedure incorporated as a treatment for transsexuals…..soon, the treatment will extend to other appendages too…maybe I can get that big black roll of tar paper I’ve always wanted….

  • canminuteman

    Who was the patient, the former owner of the head, or the body? I suspect it wasn’t a head transplant, rather a body transplant.

  • CodexCoder

    I would hardly call connecting dead tissue together a success. It is similar to connecting a transmission to a different engine without turning the key. Technically, it was successful, but without actually generating motion, it still hasn’t accomplished much of anything.

    And second, does anybody else find this whole concept a bit ghoulish? Just because you can accomplish a feat technically, should you?

    • Exile1981

      It is rather creepy.

    • Clink9

      Reminds me of the headless woman at the CNE.

      What?, that wasn’t real?

  • marty_p

    I nominate Justin Turdeau as the volunteer brain dead donor.

    • Yo Mama

      May he follow in Michel Charles-Émile Trudeau’s footsteps.

    • WildWelshWoman

      At least the transplant-host is guaranteed an unused, almost brand new brain. Only trouble is they’d have to start from scratch… imagine, at 45 years old, being the oldest kindergartener ever!

      • Clink9

        And soaking in his Mama’s THC for the first 9 months.

  • kkruger71

    I guess by doing it on dead bodies he can claim it was a success, the patient didn’t lose any mobility or brain function. In fact they felt no after-effects of the procedure at all.

  • WildWelshWoman

    Just imagine that they were successful at transplanting a “live” head onto a brain-dead host… would the host wake up and freak at being in the wrong body?

  • JoKeR

    If they did it to someone and the only body that was available and compatible was of the other gender, would that be the world’s first truly transgendered person?