Category: Medical Science

Secrets of Germany’s ‘Alcatraz’ virus island revealed

On a Baltic Sea island once used by the Nazis for biological weapon research, German scientists are developing virus vaccines that could save lives. Access to the island of Riems is highly restricted. Scientists who work there have to have disinfectant showers when entering or exiting and wear […]

In limbo: Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Tens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics, leftovers from pregnancy attempts and broken dreams of parenthood. Some are outright abandoned by people who quit paying storage fees and can’t be found. In other cases, couples are struggling with tough […]

AP-NORC Poll: Most support gene editing to protect babies

WASHINGTON — Most Americans say it would be OK to use gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases — but a new poll shows they’d draw the line at changing DNA so children are born smarter, faster or taller. A month after startling claims […]

1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

LONDON — Brazilian doctors are reporting the world’s first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor. Eleven previous births have used a transplanted womb but from a living donor, usually a relative or friend. Experts said using uteruses from women who have […]

Guj doctor performs ‘world’s first’ telerobotic coronary

Ahmedabad, Dec 5: A city-based cardiologist Wednesday performed what he claimed to be the “world’s first” telerobotic coronary intervention by remotely operating robotically controlled instruments from a distance of 32 kms. Sitting at Akshardham temple complex in Gandhinagar, Dr Tejas Patel performed the surgery on a middle-aged woman, who […]

World’s first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

LONDON, Dec 4 – A woman in Brazil who received a womb transplanted from a deceased donor has given birth to a baby girl in the first successful case of its kind, doctors reported. The case, published in The Lancet medical journal, involved connecting veins from the donor […]

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