The good news? Scientists may have found a way to reanimate dead brain tissue.
The bad news? Scientists may have found a way to reanimate dead brain tissue.
If you're thinking that this is roughly the plot of Frankenstein, you'd be right.
Fortunately, there have (so far) been no successful attempts to revive consciousness in a subject, so we probably don't have to be on the alert for man-eating pig zombies just yet. What scientists have been able to do is to generate a small degree of cell activity in the brains of pigs who have...bought the farm, i.e. cashed in their chitlins.