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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.
First US Penis Transplant
Tanya Lewis | May 16, 2016
A man who lost his penis due to cancer has received the organ from a deceased donor.
Three More Coauthors Removed from Macchiarini Paper
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2016
Colleagues of the surgeon under investigation distance themselves from a 2011
Surgery, Stem Cells Treat Cataracts
Catherine Offord | Mar 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.
First Uterus Transplant in U.S.
Jef Akst | Mar 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.
Organ Engineer Reinvestigated
Bob Grant | Feb 5, 2016
Paolo Macchiarini will again be investigated by the Karolinska Institute, which is not extending the researcher’s employment contract.
How Gastric Bypass Can Kill Sugar Cravings
Ruth Williams | Nov 19, 2015
A type of bariatric surgery eliminates gut-to-brain signals that trigger sugar highs, a mouse study shows.