Neuroscientists Just Brought Pig Brain Cells Back to Life, Changing Our View of Death

The new technology might also help researchers better treat brain injuries

In a first, researchers used a blood-like technology to restore cellular function in pig brain cells. The image on the left shows the dead neurons (green), astrocytes (red), and cell nuclei (blue) left for 10 hours untreated. The right, shows ones treated with the new technology. Image: Stefano G. Daniele & Zvonimir Vrselja; Sestan Laboratory; Yale School of Medicine

By Kaitlin Sullivan

Scientists have successfully revived dead pig brains-at least partially. A study published Wednesday in Nature reports a team restored some function in…

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