Jeff Kepner, the first American to receive a double hand transplant, wishes they could be removed.
A team of surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic have performed the first uterus transplant in the United States. A 26-year-old woman underwent the nine-hour operation on Wednesday, setting the stage for a future pregnancy—and what might possibly become a routine procedure in US hospitals.
A firefighter from Mississippi whose face became disfigured during a rescue attempt is the recipient of the world’s most extensive face transplant. The 41-year-old now bears the face of a 26-year-old man who recently died in an extreme cycling accident.
An 8-year-old boy has become the youngest recipient of a double-hand transplant. Four surgical teams worked in shifts for 11 hours to perform the operation at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Zion Harvey will have to remain on medications for the rest of his life, but his new hands are expected to function and…
Holy crap. A 17-year-old girl in China's Fujian Province has just received a new face from skin that was grown on her very own chest. Oh, the marvels of modern medicine. Advanced warning that while this story is ultimately uplifting, the images below are pretty gross.
An Italian neuroscientist says that human head transplants are possible using currently available medical techniques. And he's setting up a project to prove it.
At least one Italian scientist is completely and totally serious that head transplants on humans might soon be possible. How the hell?
For the first time in medical history, biologists have transplanted a functional lab-grown kidney into a live animal.
Science fiction is becoming reality faster than anybody realized — we not only can transplant an entire arm now, but we've succeeded in creating face transplants that restore mouth and tongue function to patients. How long will it be before we can transplant an entire brain? Peggy Kolm from Biology in Science Fiction…
The Pentagon's new Avatar project, unveiled by Danger Room a few weeks back, sounds freaky enough: Soldiers practically inhabiting the bodies of robots, who'd act as "surrogates" for their human overlords in battle.
When she was five, Alannah Shevenell's doctors discovered the cause of her fever, weight loss, and distended belly—a sizable tumor spreading throughout her body. After two failed surgeries and rounds of chemo, her doctors had just one option left; a risky surgery to replace six of her cancerous organs.
If I ever needed a heart transplant, seeing a living, tell-tale heart before before my eyes would probably scare me to death. But TransMedic's unique organ care system could prove to keep that heart fresher for longer until you need it.
Brenda Jensen is speaking again, after ten years using an electronic voicebox, thanks to an ambitious larynx transplant. And before you ask—it's her own voice, and not that of the larynx donor, even though that would be cool.
A Danish woman became the first woman on Earth to give birth to a second child after an ovary transplant — and the second child happened naturally, without any fertility treatments at all.
Click to viewMary Shelley helped advance the science fiction genre with her tale of a scientist who brings a man built of corpses to life. But in real life, plenty of mad and not-so-mad scientists have played with human and animal bodies (and body parts) to gain a greater understanding of the limits on life. After the…
A 54-year-old German farmer who lost his arms in an accident six years ago has just received two new arms in the first double-arm transplant operation ever performed (pictured is one of his new arms). A team of German doctors spent 15 hours grafting two arms from a recently-deceased teen donor onto the man's…
Did Spider-Man 3's musical interludes and painful comedy make you wish that director Sam Raimi could go and make a family-friendly superhero movie for Disney? If so, then (a) you're in luck, and (b) you should probably consider a career in long-term forecasting of some kind or another. Find out about Raimi's latest…
No time for a sit-down lunch? The Organ Care System let's you take your viable human hearts, kidneys, or livers anywhere, allowing you to enjoy the taste of fresh meat anywhere—in the park, after your workout, or in Deepwater Cave down by the old sawmill on the edge of town.