DEATH may soon be reversible with boffins making huge progress on how to reanimate the brain after analysing how amphibians and fish can regenerate part of their brains after trauma.
US company Bioquark, which was established to develop new technologies to help repair and reanimate the organ after death, is claiming dying may not be the absolute end.
The team from Bioquark have been studying certain amphibians, such as a salamander, and a number of fish which have the ability to regenerate limbs and even their brain after they have gone through a traumatic experience.
“Or is it? Have we come to a technological point where we are able to ‘push the envelope’ to see if this is truly the case?
According to the company’s website, Mr Pastor is also on the advisory board of ReAnima – a project that is “exploring the potential of cutting edge biomedical technology for human neuro-regeneration and neuro-reanimation”.
Mr Pastor told MailOnline: “The mission of the ReAnima Project is to focus on clinical research in the state of brain death, or irreversible coma, in subjects who have recently met the Uniform Determination of Death Act criteria, but who are still on cardio-pulmonary or trophic support – a classification in many countries around the world known as a ‘living cadaver’.
“To undertake such a complex initiative, we are combining certain biologic regenerative tools, with other existing medical devices typically used for stimulation of patients with other severe disorders of consciousness.
He added they hope to see results as soon as 2017.
Mr Pastor continued: “We believe we are quite close to a point in time where the delineation between coma, and irreversible coma or brain death will become ‘blurred’ and hope to have such promising insights by 2017.