In a possible effort to kick-start the zombie apocalypse, a biotech company is embarking on an experiment to use stem cells to resurrect 20 brain-dead patients, according to SyFy Wire. The company, Bioquark, said they hope to see results in about two to three months, which is just enough time to stock up those doomsday shelters.
The procedure involves scientists implanting stem cells into a dead brain and infusing it with spinal cord chemicals to hopefully jump-start brain activity. Bioquark CEO Ira Pastor didn’t give a direct answer why the company is embarking on the procedure, but indicates it’s an important one:
“It is a long-term vision of ours that a full recovery in such patients is a possibility, although that is not the focus of this first study. to undertake such a complex initiative, we are combining biologic regenerative medicine tools with other existing medical devices typically used for stimulation of the central nervous system, in patients with other severe disorders of consciousness. We hope to see results within the first two to three months.”
A procedure like this has not been done before, so everyone is along for the ride to see if it passes with flying colors. And if it does work, it may only be a matter of time before the world resembles The Walking Dead and we’re all doomed. Or it could be a medical breakthrough that saves lives. Why be rational, though?