Ren Xiaoping said that the media said that the "head replacement" was not accurate, only the first human head transplantation model was completed
4hw.org: on November 17, Italian neurosurgeon expert Sergio & middot cannavero announced that the world's first human head transplant has been successfully performed on a body in China. This event attracted the attention of all walks of life in China. The success of this operation means that we are one step closer to the future of human living head transplantation.
At 9:00 on November 21, at a meeting held in the conference room on the second floor of the main building of Harbin Medical University, Professor Ren Xiaoping announced to a number of media reporters that a major breakthrough had been made recently, and the first human head transplantation model had been completed, "which can be said to be a milestone in the history of medicine".
Ren said that this is the first head transplant model. Previously, the media said that the 'head replacement' is not accurate. There is still a distance between this head transplant model and the 'head replacement'. "Head changing" depends on many complex factors. At present, only the scientific and technical problems before "head changing" are solved first.
Ren Xiaoping stressed that the head transplantation model has greatly advanced the related technology, and "the future of head transplantation will not be far away".
Ren Xiaoping claimed that the paper recording the relevant process had just appeared in the Journal on the 20th, and the editors of many world-class surgical journals highly praised it. This article was "remarkable", "landmark", "Apollo landing in the medical field".
In response to the question of how to define the success of the head transplantation model, Ren Xiaoping asked, "don't use the word" success ", use the word" completion ". The model test was completed and published in the world-class authoritative academic journal, which is" completion ", but try not to use the word" success ".
Professor Ren Xiaoping
Sergio cannavillo, an Italian neurosurgeon who has been advocating the feasibility of 'head replacement', held a press conference in Vienna, Austria, on the same day to announce that the world's first human head transplant has been successfully performed on a body, and the place of operation is China. Professor Ren Xiaoping of Harbin Medical University in China participated in guiding the operation, kanawello said.
In an interview with science and technology daily, Ren confirmed that the operation was performed at Harbin Medical University. He said: 'after about 18 hours of surgery, my team and I successfully connected the head of one corpse to the spine, blood vessels and nerves of another. In the next week, the data, process and results related to this head transplantation will be published in the US academic journal SNI (surgical neurology International), where all the detailed procedures of the operation will be published. '
In 2012, Ren Xiaoping returned to his alma mater, Harbin Medical University from abroad. At the same time, he served as a professor, doctoral supervisor and deputy director of orthopaedic department of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University.
The first floor of the 10th inpatient department of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University is the ward in charge of Ren Xiaoping. According to a staff member, Ren Xiaoping usually goes to the ward at about 7:30 on weekdays, but he didn't come today.
On the same day, Harbin Medical University arranged a meeting with Ren Xiaoping in the conference room on the second floor of the main building of Harbin Medical University School, which is across the road from the Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University.
The propaganda director of Harbin Medical University said that because the official didn't want to publicize the event, the University didn't prepare a press release. Today's meeting was held, not a press conference.