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.
Especially in the last 80 years, as humanity we have achieved many important things.
In this process, as homo sapiens, we have had some difficulties due to constantly thinking our own future.
Especially after the Nazis came up with unthinkable experiments on humans, animals began to be used as subjects.
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.
As you might have heard many times, head transplant is one of the topics that scientists have been experimenting the most recently.
First, a physiologist named Charles Claude Guthrie placed the head of a dog on the neck of another dog.
Of course, studies related to the head transplant didn't end at that point.
In this experiment, Demikhov aimed to create a double-headed dog by cutting a dog's head and transferring it to another dog.
The latest news related to head transplantation using animals came from Chinese scientists.
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.
Problems that can be created ethically from head transplant operations are still waiting to be solved.
While ethical discussions are ongoing, scientists are looking for solutions to problems in their fields without stopping.
Scientists also want to obtain as much information as possible before the operation while detecting possible errors.