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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
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
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
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.
Swedish Ethics Review Board: Macchiarini Is Guilty
Jef Akst | Oct 30, 2017
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.
Why Afternoon Open Heart Surgery Is Better for Patient Outcomes
Catherine Offord | Oct 27, 2017
Research in human patients and mice reveals the role of the circadian clock in the risk of heart damage at different times of day.
Artificial Tissues Implanted Without Regulatory Approval, Investigation Reports
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 3, 2017
Tissue recipients were treated as “guinea pigs,” says investigation leader.
Gaining Proprioception with Prosthetics
Bob Grant | May 31, 2017
New surgical techniques may help amputees feel more enmeshed with their artificial limbs.
Experts Skeptical of Plans for First Human Head Transplant
Aggie Mika | May 1, 2017
Despite claims of preclinical success by a leading surgeon, doctors, scientists, and medical ethicists say the science is not ready.
Henry Heimlich, Maneuver Inventor, Dies
Bob Grant | Dec 20, 2016
The famed surgeon, whose signature maneuver to clear the blockage in a choking victim’s throat, helped save thousands of lives.