New research suggests that cells within human bodies fight for life and try to survive as they attempt to repair themselves after death.
The results of a study published in the journal Open Biology show that portions of the body live on even after death has occurred.
"Not all cells are 'dead' when an organism dies," the study's senior author Peter Noble told science website Seeker. "Different cell types have different life spans, generation times, and resilience to extreme stress. It is likely that some cells remain alive and are attempting to repair themselves, specifically stem cells."