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Dr. Sergio Canavero

Director

Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group

Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group

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An Italian neurosurgeon named ...

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An Italian neurosurgeon named Sergio Canavero, head of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, believes that he can successfully perform the first human head transplant as early as 2016.

He unveiled his plans in Annapolis, Maryland, during a 2.5 hour presentation at a conference of the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons. During the presentation, Canavero introduced the man who has volunteered to be the first human to undergo a head transplant. This man, Russian-born ValerySpiridonov, is 30 years old.Spiridonov suffers from an incurable, progressive wasting ailment known asWerdnig-Hoffmann disease. If successful, a head transplant surgery could prolong his lie.
Canavero spoke during his presentation about how he would mend the severed spinal cord, which would be crucial for any such surgery, and explained major advances in the field, particularly with regards to animals.
The trick, he says, is to cut the cord with a nano blade, then use polyethylene glycol and an electrical current in a rather Frankenstein-esque manner to speed and promote the reattachment of nerve fibers cut during the surgery. Read More >


Sergio Canavero of the ...

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Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group has made it known that he intends to announce at this summer's American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons meeting, that he believes he has put together a group of techniques that should make it possible to attach a human donor body to a head. As a preview, he has published his ideas in Surgical Neurology International. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-02-surgeon-ideas-human-transplants.html


Past Meetings | The American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Sergio Canavero, MD, Director, Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, Turin, Italy


Crumb.com Man About To Get Head Transplant... Um, Is That A Good Idea? - Crumb.com

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Dr. Sergio Canavero (Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group) believes that medical expertise and technology has now reached the point where he and another 150 doctors and nurses can place the head of one individual on the body of another, and that the transplanted individual will have a viable opportunity to "live."

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Dr. Sergio Canavero is not considering brain or computer implants. He suggests that there are individuals who have bodies that maintain human life but are compromised by disease or trauma.


This time it's spearheaded by ...

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This time it's spearheaded by Sergio Canavero, an Italian neurosurgeon at the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group who has claimed that advances in medical science now make it possible to carry out head transplants that would allow patients to not only survive, but function normally. And with sufficient financial and legal support, he envisions successfully performing a transplant on a human as early as 2017.

"I think we are now at a point when the technical aspects are all feasible," Canavero told New Scientist.

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