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gcreptile

Posted 24 April 2015 - 09:54 AM

Computer scientist Valery Spinidonov, aged 30, has volunteered to be the subject of the world's first head transplant operation.   I'll leave it for others to judge his chances of success.

 

His life-limiting diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy is the reason he has chosen risk such pioneering surgery.

Here's a video about him:

 

http://www.theguardi...ransplant-video

 

I can understand the desire. Though they say that the operation is meant to take place within the next 2 years, and it doesn't sound as if Mr. Spiridonov will live that long.


gcreptile

Posted 20 April 2015 - 12:20 PM

The "Einstein of Turkey", Oktay Sinanoglu is dead at 80:

 

http://www.dailysaba...sses-away-at-80

 

He was a chemist and became the youngest-ever person to become a full professor at Yale in 1963. 


YoungWillz

Posted 12 April 2015 - 12:14 PM

Dr Levi Watkins Jr, who created the system which would allow detection of ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia, has died at the age of 70. http://www.tennessea...-dies/25657237/

 

Edit: Close to some people's hearts....cheque please.


YoungWillz

Posted 11 April 2015 - 12:35 PM

Marjorie Ritchie, part of the surgical team responsible for Dolly the sheep cloning, has died at 66. http://www.scotsman....ntist-1-3742843


Sir Creep

Posted 11 April 2015 - 04:24 AM

Computer scientist Valery Spinidonov, aged 30, has volunteered to be the subject of the world's first head transplant operation.   I'll leave it for others to judge his chances of success.
 
His life-limiting diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy is the reason he has chosen risk such pioneering surgery.


The question begs where is the body coming from for his head?

I suggest they could use Bobbi Kristina Brown, "The Illinois State Vegetable". A Ruskie's head on a black girl's body! She's younger by 9 years so he should appreciate that.
Plus we'd get the added bonus of Bobby Brown coddling all over him post-op.
SirC

Posted 10 April 2015 - 11:30 AM

Computer scientist Valery Spinidonov, aged 30, has volunteered to be the subject of the world's first head transplant operation.   I'll leave it for others to judge his chances of success.
 
His life-limiting diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy is the reason he has chosen risk such pioneering surgery.

he is a very brave man. I think it might work

DevonDeathTrip

Posted 10 April 2015 - 11:16 AM

Computer scientist Valery Spinidonov, aged 30, has volunteered to be the subject of the world's first head transplant operation.   I'll leave it for others to judge his chances of success.

 

His life-limiting diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy is the reason he has chosen risk such pioneering surgery.


YoungWillz

Posted 08 April 2015 - 10:13 PM

A post about a Post. Richard F Post, physicist, holder of several patents and inventor of various things I've never heard of but I'm sure they're lovely, dies at 96.He is however the father of Markie Post, who played the bailbondswoman in The Fall Guy. Of which I have heard. http://www.contracos...r-flywheel-dies


YoungWillz

Posted 02 April 2015 - 10:49 PM

Leroy Stevens, whose work with mouse tumors led to the discovery of embryonic stem cells (ESCs), died March 28 of congestive respiratory failure. He was 94. http://www.the-scien...l-Pioneer-Dies/


Bibliogryphon

Posted 04 February 2015 - 01:59 PM

 

"Bibliogryphon, please will you post another irrelevant list that no-one is interested in?"

Go on then you twisted my arm.

The Royal Society of Chemistry was formed in 1980 from the merger of two previous societies. The post of President is held for two years and therefore there are quite a few people who might make good picks and all should get at least a broadsheet obituary but if not I am a member of the society and they will get one in Chemistry World. Harry Kroto is probably the only one who would be mentioned on the news though.

There are 11 surviving past presidents and the current president (who is the first woman to hold the post)

Sir John Cadogan (1930-
Sir Jack Lewis (1928-
Sir Rex Richards (1922-
Edward Abel (1931-
Anthony Ledwith (1933-
Steven Ley (1945-
Sir Harry Kroto (1939-
Simon Campbell (1941-
James Feast (1938-
David Garner (1941-
David Phillips (1939-
Lesley Yellowtrees (1953-
Dominic Tildesley (?

 


Updated for the newly elected President who will serve for two years. I cannot find any reference to his year of birth but I suspect he is contemporaty with Lesley Yellowtrees as he states he was an undergraduate in the early seventies.

 

Anthony Ledwith has died.


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