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Dead Heart Transplanted into Patients in Huge Medical Breakthrough

BY JENNI RYALL – SYDNEY — In what has been described as the biggest breakthrough in a decade, surgeons at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney have transplanted hearts from dead bodies into patients. The world-first procedure, which uses hearts that are no longer beating, will allow more lives to be saved. Previously, the hearts used for transplants were beating and from ...

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Incredible New Technology Inspired by Biology

When the body comes under attack by flu, dendritic cells rush to the site of infection and identify the alien forms attacking it. Millions raise the alarm and the immune system is fired into action. It is a reliable and effective response, and what is good enough to protect our health has also proved capable of safeguarding inboxes. Artificial immune ...

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The “Bionic Eye” Becomes Reality (Video)

More than 100,000 people in the U.S. and 1.5 million people worldwide have retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a disease whose most devastating consequence is blindness. Most people with RP are legally blind by age 40. Up until now, there has been no effective treatment for late-stage RP. But a new technology featuring aretinal prosthesis — commonly dubbed the “bionic eye” — ...

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Cancer Is Finally Cured In Canada But Big Pharma Has No Interest (Video)

According to the American Cancer Society, the odds you’ll develop cancer in your lifetime are one in two, if you’re a man, and one in three, if you’re a woman. But an experimental cancer drug shown to shrink tumors by correcting metabolic oddities in cancer cells shows promise in the fight against this deadly disease. The synthetic drug DCA (dichloroacetate) DOES ...

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