Take A DEEP Breath

Submitted by: a1butcher 7 years ago in Science

An experiment to see if cadaver lungs can be kept fresh for transplant... or Japan has a new item on the menu.
There are 29 comments:
Male 1,610
[quote]I`ve set this up when i was a tech in a secondary school. Those lungs have a Slit across them wouldn`t be good for transplant.[/quote]

I could be wrong but isn`t that just where the lobes of the lungs separate?
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Female 4,028
And soon they will grow legs and eat the brains of others.
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Male 877
its goin on right inside you chest right now........yuck!!!!!!
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Male 52
So cadevar lungs is possible and keeping lungs fresh is also possible then WHO WAS BREATHING?!
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Male 211
"very cool. would be cooler if it sounded like Darth Vader though"

that comment made my day :)
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Male 985
Amazing :O
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Female 127
kimokawa!!
just kidding.
ew.
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Female 614
i actually find that quite scary 0_0
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Male 915
very cool. would be cooler if it sounded like Darth Vader though
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Male 515
this is actually possible. They have brain dead cadavers where they basically force the lungs and heart to pump via electrical signals and such to keep blood flowing to all the organs. It is usually done if they have a body with a few good organs that cannot be taken out yet. I can`t say how long the brain dead cadavers go for, but if everything works, it could be a while.
I`m sure some of the same principles apply here.
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Male 625
I`ve set this up when i was a tech in a secondary school. Those lungs have a Slit across them wouldn`t be good for transplant. Word of warning When you blow into the pipe and the air rushes back Yuck not nice get away quick when you stop blowing :(
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Male 1
I do not claim this to be real but if it is true russians did this 70 years ago with an entire (dogs) head

Experiments in the revival of organisms
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Male 25,416
That was creepy!
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Female 1,095
"did anyone else find themselves breathing along... :/"
I did! :D It was kind of hard though, those lungs had irregular breathing.
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Male 3,819
Incredible times we live in.
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Male 77
This is really cool. I was fortunate enough to see this in person in science class, middle school. They were using pig lungs and we got to touch it!!!
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Male 7,378
Did you know the inside area of your lungs is equal to the surface area of a tennis court?
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Male 2,586
It looks like it`s in a vacuum chamber which means they MIGHT be getting the lungs to work the same way they do in the body - meaning they are reducing the pressure around the lungs (in our body, the diaphragm does this) so air is drawn into the lungs...

Really cool though how they`ve done this! :)
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Female 19
did anyone else find themselves breathing along... :/
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Male 205
here is the source with some explanation
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Female 877
eeeeewww i will not breathe again, that`s disgusting xp
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Male 165
japan? this is english AFAIK.
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Female 735
weird- it looked animated on my computer. anyone else think so?
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Male 123
Can anyone explain this? Are they pumping air into the lungs while using other tubes to feed a liquid(blood?)through pulminary artery/veins? Are they actually making the lungs work? And are the lungs therefor being given a refreshed blood supply?
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Male 876
huh... i guess i never knew how big lungs really are.
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Male 1,195
They`re building a person out of parts from dead bodies! It`s Frankenstein all over again!
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Female 4,039
Gross, yet fascinating. But gross.
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Female 455
Creepy.
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Male 4,807
Link: Take A DEEP Breath [Rate Link] - An experiment to see if cadaver lungs can be kept fresh for transplant... or Japan has a new item on the menu.
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