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The organ was subjected to artificial stimulation for more than 24 hours.
Neuroscientists from Yale University have found a way to keep brain activity outside the body for more than a day, according to MIT Technology Review. The pig’s brain managed to be kept outside the body with the help of a closed life-support system, including physiological solutions and devices – sources of electrical impulses.
Together with saline solution, a special agent was supplied to the brain, stabilizing the chemical composition of the brain and normalizing its activity. In the process of maintaining brain activity, scientists found that even after the death of the body, billions of brain cells are in a normal state and are ready to continue their work.
Scientists believe that the ability to preserve the processes of microcirculation and eliminate the risk of the death of billions of cells makes it possible to make a real breakthrough in transplantology, in which donor organs, "connected" to such systems are guaranteed to reach the hard patients intact and intact.