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Brain: network of astrocytes (glial cells that support neurons).

The Zombie Genes That Survive Our Deaths

Death is an event that is more like a process. Some brain cells even become more active after we die. Neuroscientist Jeffrey A. Loeb explains: “Most studies assume that everything in the brain stops when the heart stops beating, but this is not so,” says the study’s corresponding author Jeffrey Loeb, the John S. Garvin Professor and head of neurology and rehabilitation at the UIC’s College of Medicine. Robby Berman, “‘Zombie’ genes in the brain get to work after you die” at Big Think (March 26, 2021) He and colleagues discovered gene expression in tissue from brain surgery that did not jive with the expressions observed in living humans, whether or not those humans had any neurological disorders. Because he Read More ›