BrainCraft

Ways to Bring the Brain Dead ‘Back to Life’

Season 3 Episode 32 | 5m 1s

Thanks to medical advances, we can use things like organ transplants and mechanical ventilators to keep us alive – we can even resuscitate a heart that’s stopped beating. So why can’t we bring a brain back to life? Well, our brains are made up of trillions of connections, and generating new brain cells or neurons is complicated. The research, and methods, are pretty controversial.

Aired: 08/11/17

Rating: NR

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