So while I was channel surfing, I came across an episode of The Doctors while they were discussing a very curious subject. As they continued to talk about the topic, I couldn't help but be more and more interested. Apparently, there is a Doctor in Italy that claims he will be able to perform a very unique transplant in two years time. He even has his first test subject.
Dr. Sergio Canavero
Dr. Sergio Canavero, of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group (TANG) in Italy claims that he will be able to transplant a human head, from one body to another, as reported by Medical News Today. That's right folks, I kid you not! He's going to remove the head of a willing human being and transplant it to a headless body. Before you dismiss it, let me tell you that this Doctor is dead serious, as he explained his theory in a Ted Talks segment.
Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old computer scientist from Vladimir, Russia, will be the first person to volunteer for the ground breaking procedure. Spiridonov has Werdnig-Hoffman disease - a rare ,genetic, muscle degenerative condition, also referred to as type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). This disease is caused by the loss of motor neurons in the spinal cord and the brain region connected to the spinal cord, leaving its victims unable to walk and sit unaided.
Mr. Spiridonov has chosen to be the first to undergo this procedure in hopes of relieving himself from his diseased body, while at the same time helping forward the science needed to help future sufferers of this disease.
Like many Sci-Fi fans, I always love when fictional ideas from movies are made real by todays science. Of course, I was talking about Star Trek communicators (flip phone), and laser guns. This is the first time that we are going to see someone actually attempt something only imagined in horror movies. It's already being tested on mice, as reported by The Daily Mail in the UK.
Sergio Canavero from Italy will partner with Chinese surgeon Ren Xiaoping.
Dr Xiaoping has performed some 1,000 head transplants on mice so far.
The duo will plan the head transplant procedure intended for Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old computer scientist who has muscular atrophy.
Spiridonov has previously told MailOnline he is ready to put his trust in the experts who claim they can cut off his head and attach it to a healthy body
Dr. Sergio Canavero will be looking for a few good people to donate their bodies today in order to make this happen. Any takers? Happy Halloween!