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New York organ collection agency, nation’s second-largest, threatened with closure

Health & Science<p>Wayne Cooper, 70, and his daughter Patricia Cooper, 34, walk in the backyard of their home in McClean, Va. The elder Cooper is …

New Jersey

Now this: An artificial heart made of rocket technology. Chinese call it aerospace heart

Heart attacks may soon be something you need not worry at all about. Chinese scientists have developed an artificial heart using rocket technology …

Inside the controversial new surgery to transplant human wombs

The Voorhes<p>Pioneering surgeons have made it possible to transplant a human uterus that can bear children, offering hope to millions of women who never thought they could give birth.<p>On September 4, 2014, in Gothenburg, Sweden, his 36-year-old expectant mother lay on an operating table, suffering …

Pregnancy

'This room becomes sacred.' The heroic and heartbreaking journey of one organ donor's body

The woman on the operating table, he reminded everyone, was both dear to her husband, children and other family members, and an organ-donation hero

U.S. military veteran receives world's first total penis and scrotum transplant

A U.S. serviceman severely injured several years ago in an IED blast in Afghanistan has received the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant, surgeons at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announced Monday.<p>The man, whose identity was not released, is recovering well and …

These People Believe Death Is Only Temporary

Transhumanists believe in a future of human immortality. A community in Russia is working to make it happen.<p>In a small, white warehouse two hours north of Moscow are 56 dead people who hope to live again. Their bodies are upside down, their blood fully drained from their arteries, as they wait, …

Depression stems from this, not the brain

Ever come across people who seem to have everything going well for them yet depression finds a way to be a hindrance in their life? And, you may have …

The Best Cities in the United States

Ratings reveal unexpected travel surprises in 30 smaller cities.<p>The most exciting travel story in America right now? The resurgence of cities large and small.<p>At Nat Geo Travel, we’re passionate about tales of urban renewal, about communities that have collaborated to improve their Main Streets, …

These are the best apps you've probably never heard of

Have you ever wondered what products or apps you’re missing out on? It’s easy to find the most popular ones in a particular category—but what about the hidden gems? One of Product Hunt’s community members David Spinks has the same question. So, he asked other users: <i>What’s one app you use a lot that</i> …

Apps

New Technique Allows Mass Production of Bioengineered Liver Tissue

Researchers at Yokohama City University and Cincinnati Children’s Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine have developed a large-scale method to …

University of Minnesota Researchers Develop a Better 3D-Printed Organ Model

3D-printed organ models have shown a lot of promise in medicine by providing doctors with a tangible representation of an organ being studied. While …

Start-up working on breakthrough in 3-D printing of human organs

Prellis Biologics, a human tissue engineering company, has invented a new way to create what it says are viable human organs using near instantaneous …

Patient 17: Surgeon who removed alien chips from abductees died in OT but chips real, claims Corbell

A new documentary directed by US filmmaker Jeremy Corbell is now the hottest talking topic among UFO buffs. The documentary titled 'Patient …

Rare Earth

Heart transplants likely to be obsolete within 10 years, says heart surgeon

Heart transplants are likely to become obsolete within 10 years, because they help so few people, a leading heart surgeon has said.<p>On the 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant, carried out by South African cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard, Professor Stephen Westaby said it was time …

Suspended – Medium

World's first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

The world's first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse in an 18 hour operation which successfully connected the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.<p>The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China, who last year …

Scientists replace skin of 'butterfly child' with rare genetic disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, doctors were able to treat a child who had a life-threatening rare genetic skin disease through a transplant of skin grown using genetically modified stem cells.<p>The grafts replaced 80% of the boy's skin.<p>The skin of his arms, legs, back and flanks, and some of the skin on …

Medicine

The Gross Inequality of Organ Transplants in America

Lisa Waters was 25 years old when, one day in 1995, she couldn’t raise her right arm without pain in her shoulder. Blood tests revealed she had a …

La Sociedad De Los Bohemios on Apple Music

Seeing the Future at the Tokyo Motor Show: Pictures

Tokyo Motor Show

Breakthrough surgical glue seals wounds shut in 60 seconds

Surgery can be incredibly taxing on the individual going under the knife, but when the surgeon wraps up the procedure it doesn’t always mean the end …

Breakthroughs

The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State

<i>Welcome to Urban Legends, a month-long collection of articles dissecting persistent myths, unexplained phenomena, shared nightmares, and tales so</i> …

A Series of Unfortunate Events

89 of the Best Watches Made Today, at Every Price

The biggest mistake one can make when buying a watch is judging it by its price tag. Some $80 Seikos are as loved and respected by watch enthusiasts …

Watches

Four Forgotten Watch Brands Collectors Will Love

An early example Universal Genéve Tri-Compax available for sale at Analog/Shift

In Praise of the World's Most Collectible Watch

Explaining the enduring appeal of the Rolex Daytona.<p>On the night of November 10, 2013, a stainless steel wristwatch broke records when it was sold in a Geneva auction room for over one million dollars. This watch wasn't owned by any great actor, musician, or racing driver, nor was it laden with …

San Juan mayor lambastes Trump's 'insulting' visit to Puerto Rico

The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, strongly denounced Donald Trump Tuesday night after the president visited the island, calling him the “miscommunicator in chief” and “insulting.”<p>“He was insulting to the people of Puerto Rico,” Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz said Tuesday night on MSNBC hours after …

Donald Trump

Singing With New Lungs In 'The Encore'

Some of the great roles for sopranos are often compellingly fragile — and disarmingly forceful – women: Gilda, the favored daughter in <i>Rigoletto</i>; Violeta, the doomed love in <i>La Traviata</i>.<p>Charity Tillemann-Dick has sung those roles onstage, but her greatest role may be her own life. She is one of 11 …

Medicine

24 Must-Have Tools for Running a Growing Company Today

How many tools does it take to run a company today? The answer (from this Data Tracking Company) might shock you.<p>According to data gathered by Siftery, a tool that tracks and suggests software used by businesses, top companies today use an average of 37 different tools or software platforms to run …

Small Business

Celebrating the Autumn Equinox in England: Pictures

Farmhouses

Start Brushing With Turmeric Toothpaste and Watch What Happens to Plaque and Gum Disease

U.S. citizens are spending more than 1 billion dollars a year on over-the-counter tooth whitening products.<p>They are doing this without being aware of …