Appendectomy May Lower Risk of Parkinson’s Disease
Appendectomy May Lower Risk of Parkinson’s Disease
The neurodegenerative disease shares protein clumps in common with appendixes, perhaps explaining why removing the organ is protective.
Appendectomy May Lower Risk of Parkinson’s Disease
Appendectomy May Lower Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

The neurodegenerative disease shares protein clumps in common with appendixes, perhaps explaining why removing the organ is protective.

The neurodegenerative disease shares protein clumps in common with appendixes, perhaps explaining why removing the organ is protective.

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Physics Nobel Goes to Laser Pioneers
Physics Nobel Goes to Laser Pioneers
Ashley Yeager | Oct 2, 2018
Three researchers, Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, and Donna Strickland, who worked on optical tweezers and chirped pulse amplification win the 2018 award.
Mitochondrial Infusions Given to Babies with Heart Damage
Mitochondrial Infusions Given to Babies with Heart Damage
Kerry Grens | Jul 10, 2018
Among 11 infants treated to date, most survived and their heart function improved.
Seven Researchers Guilty of Misconduct in Macchiarini Case
Seven Researchers Guilty of Misconduct in Macchiarini Case
Catherine Offord | Jun 25, 2018
The Karolinska Institute’s latest decision includes a guilty verdict for one of the whistleblowers who contributed to the investigation.
Pioneering Heart Transplant Program Suspended
Pioneering Heart Transplant Program Suspended
Kerry Grens | Jun 4, 2018
The move by Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center follows an investigative news report detailing surgical errors and poor research practices.
Army Surgeons Grow Ear in Soldier’s Arm
Army Surgeons Grow Ear in Soldier’s Arm
Catherine Offord | May 11, 2018
The woman’s own cartilage was used to construct the transplant after she lost her left ear in a car crash.
Researchers Turn to Implantable Robots to Regenerate Tissue
Researchers Turn to Implantable Robots to Regenerate Tissue
Shawna Williams | May 1, 2018
The devices, which could one day treat children with esophageal atresia and short bowel, were recently tested in pigs.
Military Veteran Receives “Most Complex” Penis Transplant Yet
Military Veteran Receives “Most Complex” Penis Transplant Yet
Ashley Yeager | Apr 24, 2018
After losing his genitals in a roadside bomb explosion, the soldier endured a 14-hour surgery to have a donated penis, scrotum, and partial abdominal wall attached.
A Radical Intervention, 1894
A Radical Intervention, 1894
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2018
William Halsted’s approach to mastectomy took the medical world by storm at the turn of the last century.
Image of the Day: Cold Hearted 
Image of the Day: Cold Hearted 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 22, 2018
Cardiologists have found a way to cool the human heart in a localized way to help reduce muscle damage from heart attacks.