Treating brain tumors by feeding them polio? Injecting tumor victims with scorpion venom? Huh?! It may sound odd, but those are two quite serious new tumor-busting methods under study right now.
The 21-year-old patient had his penis amputated three years ago after a botched circumcision at a traditional initiation ceremony.
There have been no adverse effects in the 37 people who have had one eye treated in trials, but it's too early to know what long-term effects the procedure could have.
A human head transplant is within our reach, claims a doctor who's looking to form a team to try it. Continue reading →
It doesn't happen often, but a new study finds that occasionally people wake up during surgery. Continue reading →
The victim is recovering well after undergoing surgery. He was shot twice after becoming accidentally caught up in a bank robbery.
The end of stitches is near! Scientists have been experimenting with different adhesives, and one of the most promising is from sandcastle worms, which excrete an adhesive substance that could hold things together in, say, a human heart!
Doctors in China are growing a new nose on a man's forehead to replace the one that was damaged by an infection.
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