Sergio Canavero wants to transplant a head, and we can't look away. Despite our continued scepticism, he does seem to be making progress. "Seem" being the operative word here, because others still aren't convinced by the evidence.
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An Italian neuroscientist who has been advocating for head transplants now wants to make one actually happen. He'll be announcing a project at a surgical conference later this year. Here's a human head transplant will work — supposedly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the story of the giant robot dog that never was. According to recently unearthed - and completely fake - scientific papers posted in Russian forum Stepashka, the Soviets took over where the Nazis and Dr Frankenstein left it: During the 1950s, a team of communist scientists from Moscow University and the Soviet Academy of Sciences lead by Dr Vladimir Demikhov worked on the creation of a giant robot controlled by a dog head in secret facilities created by Joseph Stalin.
Brenda Jensen is speaking again, after 10 years using an electronic voicebox, thanks to an ambitious larynx transplant. And before you ask - it's her own voice, and not that of the larynx donor, even though that would be cool.