Last month quadruple amputee Will Lautzenheiser received the gift of a lifetime: two new arms. An anonymous donation had been made to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and three years after losing his limbs to deadly bacterial infection, the former professor of film production and screenwriting underwent a double arm transplant. Read full article >>
Nobel prizewinner’s team successfully converts patients’ skin cells into healthy muscle cells, raising hopes for treatmentScientists have edged closer to a therapy for muscular dystrophy by turning skin cells from a patient into healthy muscle cells.Researchers hope injections of the newly made cells could boost the performance of failing muscles in patients and so alleviate some of the wors
Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.
“Ebola vaccine trial results promising, says manufacturer,” The Guardian reports. Initial results from a trial involving 20 healthy adults found that the vaccine seems to be safe.The trial was what is known as a phase one trial, which is designed to test if a drug or intervention is safe, rather than whether it is effective against Ebola.There were some minor side effects – such as mild
Alyssa Riggan hasn't dwelled on being the first person in the U.S. to successfully receive part of a liver from a living donor 25 years ago, a medical procedure that paved the way for routine live-donor transplants.