Could stem cells wake the (brain) dead?

Could stem cells wake the (brain) dead?

  • By Benjamin Greene
  • Posted 3/13/2017 12:08:29 PM

It may sound like the plot of a campy zombie thriller, such as the 1985 cult-classic Re-Animator, but scientists say they are still looking to move ahead with a clinical trial to see if stem cells can awaken neural activity in people whose brains have stopped functioning. While the trial would not lead us to an apocalyptic, zombie-filled, Walking Dead–type world, it could help patients come out of and recover from vegetative comas.


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