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A handout photo made available on April 17, 2019 by the Nature press service shows immunofluorescent stains for neurons (green), astrocytes (red), and cell nuclei (blue) in the hippocampal CA3 region of the brain which was either left untreated for 10 hours after death (left) or subjected to perfusion with the BrainEx technology (right) as a new study reveals that scientists managed to preserve brain function in pigs, 10 hours after they had their heads chopped off. - Scientists have managed to restore cell function in the brains of pigs hours after they died, in a breakthrough on April 17, 2019 that experts said threw into question the very notion of what makes animals -- or even humans -- alive. (Photo by Stefano G. DANIELE and Zvonimir VRSELJA / NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Scientists revive brain function in dead pigs

By Agence France-Presse Scientists have managed to restore cell function in the brains of pigs hours after they died, in a breakthrough Wednesday that experts…