transplants

Burned Teen Grows New Face Parts On Her Chest [Warning: Graphic Images]

Holy crap. A 17-year-old girl in China’s Fujian Province has just received a new face from skin that was grown on her very own chest. Oh, the marvels of modern medicine. Advanced warning that while this story is ultimately uplifting the images below are not for the faint of heart.


Man Forced To Grow New Nose on Forehead After Traffic Accident

So you’ve been in a nasty traffic accident and smashed all your face in. The good news is, doctors can sort you out a new one. The bad news? You’ve got to grow it on your forehead first.


The Way Stats Decide Who Gets Organ Transplants In The US Is Flawed

So your doctor has determined that you need an organ transplant. Now there’s some important criteria that will help determine how fast you’ll actually receive that transplant. But is the way the data is crunched actually serving patients as well as it can? Not exactly.


Bone Marrow Transplants Remove All Sign Of HIV In Two Men

It’s turning into quite a year for HIV treatment. First, a baby girl was functionally cured of the HIV virus, then 14 adults were successfully treated with early-stage ARV drugs. Now, two men with longstanding HIV infections have been freed from HIV drugs thanks to bone marrow transplants. We’re really getting there.


Neuroscientist Says Human Head Transplants Are Totally Possible

At least one Italian scientist is completely and totally serious that head transplants on humans might soon be possible. How the hell?


This Lab-Grown Kidney Can Keep Rats -- And Maybe Even You -- Alive

For the first time ever, a whole lab-grown kidney has been successfully transplanted into a rat, where it allowed the creature to process urine like a really kidney would. And it could someday save your life.


One Kidney Has Been Inside Three People In Just Two Weeks

When Ray Fearing received a kidney from his sister, Cera, after a long battle with a disease which forms scar tissue on the kidney, he was extremely relieved. Sadly, his condition worsened, and the doctors had no choice but to remove the kidney. But it went on to find itself inside a third patient.


Here's How Much Body Parts Cost On The Black Market

If you were ever curious as to how much body parts can fetch on the black market, Medical Transcription created a snazzy infographic to show you. Some parts are shockingly cheap! Like would you want a new shoulder or a new iPad? Both cost 500 bucks.


Russian Mogul Plans To Plant Our Brains In Robots And Keep Them Alive Forever

The Pentagon’s new Avatar project, unveiled by Danger Room a few weeks back, sounds freaky enough: Soldiers practically inhabiting the bodies of robots, who’d act as “surrogates” for their human overlords in battle.


This Nine-Year-Old Girl Just Had Six Of Her Organs Replaced—That's A Record

When she was five, Alannah Shevenell’s doctors discovered the cause of her fever, weight loss, and distended belly — a sizable tumour spreading throughout her body. After two failed surgeries and rounds of chemo, her doctors had just one option left; a risky surgery to replace six of her cancerous organs.


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