Maggie Fovargue

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Amputee cats given bionic paws in groundbreaking surgery

Two cats have been given a new lease of life in what is thought to be a surgery first for Europe aside from Britain.<p>Black-and-white Pooh was given two new paws, after losing his legs after an accident at just one year old.<p>He can now walk and play normally, thanks to a veterinary surgeon giving him …

Pets

First Human-Pig Chimera Is a Step Toward Custom Organs

Every day, 22 people in America die while waiting for an organ transplant. But when scientists can grow replacement livers or kidneys or pancreases …

Using data science to beat cancer

Nancy Brinker Contributor<p>Nancy Brinker is a cancer advocate, a global consultant and founder of Susan G. Komen. Her opinions expressed in this article are her own.<p>Elad Gil Contributor<p>Elad Gil, Ph.D. is the chairman and co-founder of Color Genomics.<p>The complexity of seeking a cure for cancer has …

Scientists Can Now Put A Copy Of Your Heart Onto A Microchip

Here's what this technology could mean for your health.<p>Scientists at U.C. Berkeley and Harvard's WYSS Institute have pioneered a method of making …

Drug Testing

Scientists inject mice's ears with virus to help restore hearing

In a small study on deaf mice, researchers at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital used a novel gene-delivery technique to help the animals make gains in hearing and balance, but cautioned that the therapy is years away from use in humans.<p>Working with mice born without a gene …

Decoding the thoughts of patients who can't even blink

<b>(CNN) —</b> You can hear those around you, but you can't speak. You can feel a touch, but you can't touch back. You can see, but you can't move, even to blink your eyes.<p>That's the life of a completely locked-in patient, someone who has brain function but complete paralysis, which can be caused by …

The Brain