Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Soon, dead brains may be brought back to life - if the Multi-Modality Approach or ReAnima Project becomes successful.
As per reports, a team of doctors from India and the US, led by Indian scientist Dr Himanshu Bansal, are working on an ambitious project to infuse life into those deemed brain dead.
As part of the project, the team has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients declared clinically dead from traumaic brain injury.
The team will perform the first stage of the trial named ‘First In Human Neuro-Regeneration and Neuro-Reanimation’ at Anupam Hospital in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand India.
In the experiment, scientists will include a range of procedures and therapies which include injecting the brain with stem cells and a cocktail of peptides in a effort to revive the brains and brought back to life.
Dr Bansal, who works with Biotech companies Revita Life Sciences and Bioquark Inc, claimed that he had already had some success with two patients in the Gulf and Europe.
“We are now trying to create a definitive study in 20 subjects and prove that the brain death is reversible. This will open the door for future research and especially for people who loose there dear ones suddenly,” Dr Bansal was quoted as saying to Telegraph.
The peptides will be administered into the spinal cord - of those being kept alive solely through life support – on a daily basis via a pump, with the stem cells given bi-weekly, over the course of a 6 week period.
The groundbreaking project represents the first trial of its kind, which is also another step towards the eventual reversal of death in our lifetime.