Yes, brain transplants are not a viable option sadly.
Regarding stones, what about irritation from urine in the bladder back flowing to the kidneys and causing irritation? So many of us have bladder issues as well which is affected by the brain in large part or part of the down regulation you mention in Part 2.
Bummer,yea, I wish I could tell you that brain transplants were our next study. You know I have to try everything first, right?
I know that we are prone to getting interstitial cystitis (bladder). I GUARANTEE, when I had my BIG stone, urine was backing up into the bladder. They thought it was 1.4 mm (from the CT scan), so I tried to pass it for FOUR LONG DAYS. Every day, my kidney started to hurt more than the day before. (turns out it was over 4 mm. Jeez.).
I found something interesting. You know that we are all low in magnesium, right? Well, MICE (haven’t tested people yet) have mast cells in their KIDNEYS when they are low in magnesium. Hmm. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it? 🙂 Diana