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The group calls for the retraction of six publications by surgeon Paolo Macchiarini regarding the synthetic trachea transplantations that led to the death of at least three patients. 

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Research in human patients and mice reveals the role of the circadian clock in the risk of heart damage at different times of day.

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Tissue recipients were treated as “guinea pigs,” says investigation leader.

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image: Gaining Proprioception with Prosthetics

Gaining Proprioception with Prosthetics

By | May 31, 2017

New surgical techniques may help amputees feel more enmeshed with their artificial limbs.

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Despite claims of preclinical success by a leading surgeon, doctors, scientists, and medical ethicists say the science is not ready.  

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image: Henry Heimlich, Maneuver Inventor, Dies

Henry Heimlich, Maneuver Inventor, Dies

By | December 20, 2016

The famed surgeon, whose signature maneuver to clear the blockage in a choking victim’s throat, helped save thousands of lives.

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First US Penis Transplant

By | May 16, 2016

A man who lost his penis due to cancer has received the organ from a deceased donor.

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Colleagues of the surgeon under investigation distance themselves from a 2011 The Lancet study.

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Surgery, Stem Cells Treat Cataracts

By | March 10, 2016

A surgical technique that removes the lens but leaves endogenous stem cells to allow lens regrowth shows promise in animal and early human trials.

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image: First Uterus Transplant in U.S.

First Uterus Transplant in U.S.

By | March 1, 2016

Less than six months after a woman in Sweden gave birth to a healthy baby from a transplanted womb, doctors in Cleveland begin a clinical trial to test the procedure in 10 US women.

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