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…
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.
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…
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.