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A vegetable injection saves a person from breathing – Scientists revive a dead brain

A team of scientists managed, for the first time, to revive dead brains in the laboratory, after injecting them with a type of simple plants, scattered in most of the water swamps, rivers and streams around the world, in a revolution that may offer humans a solution to breathing in some environments.

Scientists injected green algae and cyanobacteria into the brains of African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis) and found that these simple plants were able to breathe life back into the oxygen-starved neurons of tadpoles, similar to what happens when performing internal cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Measurements inside the tadpoles’ brains showed an increase in local oxygen when green algae or cyanobacteria were present, through the process of photosynthesis.

The scientists observed that when the frogs were denied oxygen even within their neurons, the microorganisms in their brains were able to reactivate the neurons and rescue them from the brink.

In the future, these microorganisms (algae) may provide a new way to directly increase oxygen levels in the brain in a controlled manner under certain environmental and physiological conditions or after pathological disabilities,” the authors wrote in the study published in the journal iScience.

Contributing to the success of this experiment, is that these small frogs, on which the experiments were applied, are transparent, which means that sunlight can easily pass through the skin and into the brain, for algae or bacteria to photosynthesise and produce large and constant amounts of oxygen, which in turn is transmitted to the body Frog across the cardiovascular system.

But to achieve this principle on humans, “we will need to find another theoretical way to stimulate the photosynthetic organisms in our brain to produce the right amount of oxygen,” according to the report published in the scientific journal “sciencealert”.

Right Concerns, But Scientists Are ‘Nature Adventurous’

But the scientific team has concerns that this “very innovative” concept may be harmful, especially if these microorganisms get out of control inside the human body, where they can block blood vessels and cause death.

In turn, neuroscientist Diana Martinez warned in statements to the magazine “The Scientist”, that if “too much oxygen is produced, it may be as dangerous as oxygen deprivation, as it is considered the inability to control oxygen levels properly through the use of These photosynthetic organisms would be as harmful as hypoxia itself.”