surgery
Artificial Tissues Implanted Without Regulatory Approval, Investigation Reports
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
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
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
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
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
Three More Coauthors Removed from Macchiarini Paper
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2016
Colleagues of the surgeon under investigation distance themselves from a 2011 The Lancet study.
Surgery, Stem Cells Treat Cataracts
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.
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
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
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.