NANFA-- The japanese are ahead of us again!
Tue, 3 Dec 2002 18:17:28 EST

Talk about just plain weird!

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Subject: Infant rat heads grafted onto adults' thighs
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Infant rat heads grafted onto adults thighs

Infant rats are being decapitated and their heads grafted onto the
thighs of adults by researchers in Japan. If kept cool during the
operation, a transplanted brain can develop as normal for at least
three weeks. The mouth of the head will move, as if it is trying to
drink milk, the team reports.

The researchers claim the grafted heads could be excellent models
for brain damage suffered by human babies. But other experts are far
from convinced by the grisly technique.

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