Tag Archives: medicine

DNA and Cancer

Apparently quiet a few sorts of cancer ‘just happen,’ no matter how much fiber we eat, how much we don’t smoke, and how far we run each day. Or exercise, in my case. Thanks in part to now-replaced defective hips, … Continue reading

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Face Transplant at Mayo

Andy Sandness wasn’t born looking like that. He’s lived with the consequences of a “wrong choice” for more than a decade. Agreeing to get Mayo Clinic’s first face transplant won’t undo his decision. But now he has a second chance … Continue reading

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Brain Implants and Rewired Monkeys

Someone from the Netherlands gained a small measure of freedom after learning to use a prototype computer-brain interface. I see that, and experiments with rhesus monkeys, as a good thing. Communication, Compassion, and a Computer-Brain Interface Looking Past the Prototype … Continue reading

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Different Sorts of “Dead”

Deciding who’s dead and who’s not isn’t always easy. But getting the answer right can be a matter of life or death. “Beating Heart Cadavers” Transplants and “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die” Measuring Brain Activity Defining Life and Death “Reanimated … Continue reading

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