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Facial Transplant Surgery Transforms Life of Injured Firefighter

Learn more about an historic facial transplant operation that has been performed at New York University's Langone Medical Center, granting an injured fire-fighter a new lease on life and a brand new face.

Can Brain Scans Predict Coma Recovery?

Learn more about functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), a scanning technique that focuses on a little known region of the brain that may well help doctors determine whether a coma patient will awaken or deteriorate into a vegetative state.

Parkinson's Drug Doubles as Treatment for Macular Degeneration

Learn more about L-DOPA, a treatment for Parkinson's Disease and a new study that suggests this drug may be able to delay or prevent Macular Degeneration.

Stanford University's Artificial Skin: Sensational Advance For Prosthetics

Read on for more about a new and exciting product that may one day in the near future may allow prosthetic wearers to feel sensation in their limbs.

New Gel Made From Snake Venom Stops Bleeding In Under 10 Seconds

Scientists are now telling us that a bi-product of snake venom called batroxobin can clot blood in under 10 seconds. Known as SB50, the hydrogel could be a real life saver for millions.

World's Thinnest Artificial Blood Vessels Grown & Tested Inside Rats

Japanese researchers have developed the world's thinnest artificial blood vessels by growing the exceedingly narrow tubules underneath the skin of lab rats.

Connecticut Teen Develops Ground Breaking Test For Ebola

Meet Olivia Hallisey, a teenager from Connecticut who has created a revolutionary test for dreaded Ebola that may well turn the course of this deadly contagion that has taken so many lives.

English Health Care Company Develops Visionary Sleep Mask for Diabetics

Read all about the innovative diabetic sleep mask created by PolyPhotonix known as Noctura 400 that has had a major impact on the lives of diabetics everywhere.

'Mother Dirt' Product Does Away With The Need For Showering, But Would You Want To?

If you could go years on end without showering, would you want to? Well, that option is here. A new product called "Mother Dirt" has come out that purportedly eliminates the need for showering — for years!

New Paint Kills infection-Causing Bacteria and Saves Lives

Read on to learn more about Paint Shield, a new and exciting anti-bacterial paint from Sherwin-Williams that may greatly reduce the number of hospital related infections.