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Michael Howard licensed human brain perfusion to Biodynamics Research Ltd.

Allen L. Barker alb at datafilter.com
Fri Apr 29 11:45:01 EST 2005


Janette Fraser wrote:
> In 1996 Michael Howard awarded the first home office license for human
> brain perfusion to Prof. Gerald Curtis (Biodynamics Rsrch Ltd) -
> formely based at the Medicentre, Cardiff.
> 
> Curtis, Helen Hughes (Bowman Research) and Nagaraga Rao (DMI),
> conducted their experiments on terminal soldiers supplied by the MOD.
> The brain perfusion experiments involved extracting the brains of
> soldiers and keeping them alive and fuctioning using pumps to supply
> the brains with blood.

These are serious charges.  How do you know this?

> Curtis saw his experiments as the next logical step up from his organ
> perfusion work with animals - which he perfected in the period 1993 -
> 1995, at Cardiff University labs.
> 
> Curtis's contract with the MOD was arranged by Thomas Swann Ltd, a
> business angel who gave BDR cash and technical assistance from his own
> R & D dept. From 1999 BDR moved to Walton Hall, but funded Dr Peter
> Evans of Cardiff University from the period 1999 - 2001 for his work
> in Organ Regeneration Studies.
> 
> Did the families of these soldiers give their permission?
> Do these brains continue to think and dream?
> What were the terms of the license?
> Were they open ended or periodically reviewed?
> Is the research being continued?
> Will the home office give me a copy of the license under the new
> freedom of information act, or will they apply the exemption?
> 
> When I find out I'll let you know...
> 
> Janette Fraser.


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