A group of researchers has published a new paper detailing a groundbreaking method that can reanimate dead organs . Researchers previously demonstrated success in resuscitating a dead pig’s brain in 2019, but now, they’ve taken it a step further and partially resuscitated every organ in a pig’s body following its death.
The researchers published their findings on the method in the journal Nature. Author Nenad Sestan told a group of journalists on Tuesday that the research could help open new doors in organ transplants regarding how long organs currently survive after the body’s death. Being able to resurrect dead organs will allow healthy organs to survive longer.
In their paper, Sestan and other researchers describe the technique they used to resuscitate pig’s dead organs. Not only was the method of bringing organs back to life successful, but the organs also showed evidence that cells regenerate and repair themselves.
The New Method Is Expected To Lead To Many Things
We’ve seen scientists bring dead eyes back to life, but as Inverse reports, this is the first time multiple organs in a body have been reactivated at once. It may still take some time to be able to revive dead organs in a human body, and it will likely take years before this technique can be used to counter any effects of age on the body .
The method was made possible thanks to a special liquid that the researchers called OrganX. To test, they took six dead sows and allowed them to sit for an hour before injecting each body with fluid. They compared its effectiveness after pumping OrganX into bodies for six hours. The method was able to revive multiple dead organs in pigs.
Being able to revive dead organs could literally change the whole scope of the transplant world . We’ve also seen researchers successfully grow organs, such as part of a human heart. Each of these innovations could help increase the likelihood of organ transplants more than ever before.