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Girl Receives Engineered Trachea Treated With Her Own Stem Cells

In a medical breakthrough, South Korean doctors have successfully implanted an artificial trachea into a toddler who had been born without the windpipe. The artificial... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/6/13


Your Next Doctor Could Save Your Life From Hundreds Of Miles Away

Collaborating with colleagues through a telepresence robot, taking notes while the teacher lectures to your avatar while you remain comfortably at home, and receiving a... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/30/13


New Study Suggests Autism Could Be Diagnosed At Birth – By Analyzing The Placenta

Scientists have made strides recently in coming up with ways to detect autism earlier in children. But a recent study suggests it might be possible to diagnose the disorder... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/26/13


New Device Keeps Liver Alive Outside Body

In what's being called a medical first, doctors were able to keep a liver functioning outside the body and then transplant it into a patient. The device is much better at... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/24/13

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RNA-Based Drug Offers New Hope To Hepatitis C Patients

RNA molecule folded back upon itself About 170 million people in the world suffer from chronic hepatitis C, a viral infection that often leads to cirrhosis or cancer of the... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/17/13


Lab Grown Kidney Transplanted Into Rat

Imagine a future in which no one died anymore waiting for an organ. Harvard researchers have taken a major step toward that reality by not only growing an organ in the lab,... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/15/13


Autism Rate Rises To 1 In 50 Children – Cause Still A Mystery

In 2002 the Center for Disease Control estimated that autism affected about 1 in 150 children. By 2012 the CDC estimate had increased to 1 in 88. Now, according to the... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/8/13


Multiple Vaccinations on Same Day Does Not Raise Autism Risk

Despite the lack of scientific evidence to support it, many parents still believe vaccines can cause autism. A new study that should help assuage concerns shows that giving... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/4/13

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