Scientists Created A Two-Headed Rat And Yes By Making A Head Transplant!


Scientists in China fixed the heads of smaller rats onto the backs of larger rodents to create freaky two-headed rodents. They successfully managed to complete the transplant without causing blood loss related brain damage to the donor. The researchers, from Harbin Medical University in China, used earlier head-grafting experiments to figure out how to avoid damage to the brain tissue during the operation.

Along with the scientific revolution, we have made tremendous improvements in the field of science.

The field of development in the scientific world, with the industrial revolution, comes out with something every day.

Especially in the last 80 years, as humanity we have achieved many important things.

In addition to the increase that we have gained in the field of technology, our desire for research and development related to the human body continues at the fastest pace.

In this process, as homo sapiens, we have had some difficulties due to constantly thinking our own future.

But it was the animals who paid for the actions rather than the people.

Especially after the Nazis came up with unthinkable experiments on humans, animals began to be used as subjects.

Besides our desire to turn the human body into a machine that could live forever, our 'victims' were, unfortunately, innocent animals in our journey to make sense of the world.

The most important subjects of the psychology world were apes, and we always used them in every way to analyze their behavioral systems.

After the journeys made in the mind, we have started to work on the body.

And our subjects in the development stages of the human body were animals.

As you might have heard many times, head transplant is one of the topics that scientists have been experimenting the most recently.

Work on this subject started about 110 years ago.

First, a physiologist named Charles Claude Guthrie placed the head of a dog on the neck of another dog.

The resulting double-headed dog died after a few hours.

Of course, studies related to the head transplant didn't end at that point.

The scientist named Vladimir Demikhov, who was someone between mad and genius, made the most famous of the most ruthless experiments we have done on animals.

In this experiment, Demikhov aimed to create a double-headed dog by cutting a dog's head and transferring it to another dog.

Demikhov first transferred a puppy's head to an adult dog with its forelimb. As the transplanted animal was a puppy, the adult host animal could pump enough blood to both heads. Both heads were able to drink milk separately, and they could even bite each other's ears.

The dog died after only a month.

The latest news related to head transplantation using animals came from Chinese scientists.

In China, a rat's head was cut, transferred to another rat's head, and a two-headed rat was created.

The aim of this experiment was to learn how to prevent the amount of blood loss that could damage the brain during head transplant operation between humans.

For the moment, one of the most important obstacles in possible head transplant operations is the loss of blood that could damage the brain. And scientists have done these experiments on rats to achieve even greater success in these operations.

Problems that can be created ethically from head transplant operations are still waiting to be solved.

Many people think that the person who will survive at the end of this operation will have to cope with serious physiological and psychological problems.

While ethical discussions are ongoing, scientists are looking for solutions to problems in their fields without stopping.

For the solution, they use innocent creatures.

Scientists also want to obtain as much information as possible before the operation while detecting possible errors.

But they have no hesitation about ending the life of another creature to achieve this.

By the way, it's necessary to mention this:

The double-headed rat, created at the end of the experiment in China, died just a few days after the experiment ...

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