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Austria: First ever live human brain transplant ‘imminent’ - Italian surgeon02:36

Austria: First ever live human brain transplant ‘imminent’ - Italian surgeon

Austria, Vienna
November 17, 2017 at 22:02 GMT -00:00 · Published

Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero said a full live human brain transplant could take place very soon, during an interview from Vienna on Friday.

He congratulated China and his colleague Xiaoping Ren for funding and successfully carrying out "the first full staphylo somatic anastomosis in history in a human model," ahead of the planned human head transplant.

"For me the moment has come to announce what was my original plan, my original plan was actually a full brain transplant," he said, announcing his plan to carry out a head transplant on a live recipient, adding that "the surgery is imminent."

Valery Spiridonov, a Russian tech scientist, has reportedly reached out to Canavero saying he was willing to take part in the procedure. "It depends on Russia whether to do something about Valery or not," said Canavero.

Austria: First ever live human brain transplant ‘imminent’ - Italian surgeon02:36
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Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero said a full live human brain transplant could take place very soon, during an interview from Vienna on Friday.

He congratulated China and his colleague Xiaoping Ren for funding and successfully carrying out "the first full staphylo somatic anastomosis in history in a human model," ahead of the planned human head transplant.

"For me the moment has come to announce what was my original plan, my original plan was actually a full brain transplant," he said, announcing his plan to carry out a head transplant on a live recipient, adding that "the surgery is imminent."

Valery Spiridonov, a Russian tech scientist, has reportedly reached out to Canavero saying he was willing to take part in the procedure. "It depends on Russia whether to do something about Valery or not," said Canavero.

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