Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero, who intends to hold the world’s first transplant of a human head, held a successful trial of a similar operation on animals.
It is reported that the doctor did not do a complete transplant of the heads of mice and dogs, and was limited to just manipulation of the spine. Since the transplantation of the spine the spinal cord is for scientists the greatest difficulty.
According to Canavero, the link between nerve endings he managed to recover using a special gel — polyethylene glycol, which he brought to cut sections of the spinal cord.
Recall that the main candidate for a head transplant is a Russian programmer Valery Spiridonov, who is ill with an incurable disease syndrome werdnig — Hoffmann muscular atrophy, which rarely live up to 30 years). As expected, the operation will be no earlier than the end of 2017.