Dead pig brains bathed in artificial fluid showed signs of cellular life

Nerve cell activity was detected hours after death

pig brain cells

DEAD OR ALIVE Ten hours after death, cells in a pig brain normally deteriorate (left). But a new system called BrainEx kept nerve cells (green) and support cells called astrocytes (red) healthy (right).

Stefano G. Daniele, Zvonimir Vrselja/Sestan Lab/Yale School of Medicine

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