Pig organs partially revived in dead animals — researchers are stunned

Nature (08/03/2022)
  • Duke and Yale University researchers were stunned after successfully restoring pigs’ vital organs (heart, brain) one hour after they died.
  • The experiments involved inducing cardiac arrest by shocking the pigs’ hearts until they died, waiting 1 hour, then connecting the pigs to a system (OrganEx) that pumped a blood substitute throughout their bodies.
  • This process slowed down the pigs’ body decomposition and restored vital organ function excluding sentience/consciousness.
  • This process could help resuscitate humans after heart attacks and help preserve organs after death.