Reanimating dead brain cells seems like something from a science-fiction movie, right? Well, maybe not.
The company Bioquark has received a grant that will allow them to stimulate the nervous systems of 20 brain-dead patients to see if they can bring brain cells back to life. If this works out, it will prove to be one of the biggest medical breakthroughs of all time.
It all starts with the nervous system.
Ian Burkhart was just a teenager when he lost all movement in his hands and legs.
He dove into a wave in shallow water, and what was just supposed to be a fun outing with friends turned into a disaster. Damaging his spinal cord, he was paralyzed from the chest down with limited control over his arms. Burkhart, now 24, thought that he’d never be able to move his fingers again. He was, by most accounts, a quadriplegic.
But that all changed recently…
Scientists developed a chip that was inserted into his brain, allowing him to move his right hand.
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