Modern-day Frankenstein invents cure for beheading

Italian scientists claim they have invented a method for carrying out a head transplant — a discovery that could prove life-changing for patients suffering from hitherto incurable diseases.

Boffins at the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group claim to have devised a new way to have devised a new way to connect the brain to the spinal column.

The technique is useful for anyone who wants a new head — which might prove a bit difficult to enjoy — or fancies a new body. It draws upon the research of Robert White, who in 1970 transplanted of the head of one rhesus monkey onto the body of another. Sadly, the monkeys didn’t live for very long with their new heads in place, but the Italian researchers are optimistic nonetheless — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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