US woman becomes 3rd person cured of HIV

A US patient with leukaemia has become the first woman and the third person to date to be cured of HIV after receiving a stem cell transplant from a donor who was naturally resistant to the virus that causes Aids, researchers reported on Tuesday.

Man gets successful implant of pig heart in world’s first

US surgeons have successfully implanted a heart from a genetically modified pig in a human patient, a first of its kind procedure, the University of Maryland Medical School said Monday.

Pig kidney transplant in human successful in US

For the first time, a pig kidney has been transplanted into a human without triggering immediate rejection by the recipient's immune system, a potentially major advance that could eventually help alleviate a dire shortage of human organs for transplant.

1st Japan birth achieved via egg from unnamed donor

A woman unable to become pregnant with her own eggs due to illness has given birth to a baby conceived using a donated egg from an anonymous third party, a Kobe-based nonprofit organization that mediated between them announces.

[WATCH] Amazing facts about the immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks

Here are some amazing facts about the immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks.

Stents and surgery equally durable, safe: Study

Study finds doctors can choose a treatment option between stents and surgery to reduce stroke risk based on ease, comfort and best fit for a patient's individual medical condition.

August 2, 2017
August 2, 2017

Tofa, Tahura doing well

Tofa and Tahura, the 10-month-old babies from Gaibandha who were joined at the waist, are doing well after they were separated through a pioneering surgery in Bangladesh.

April 15, 2017
April 15, 2017

Keeping magnesium levels high reduces the risk of fractures

High levels of magnesium in the blood reduce the risk of fractures by 44 percent, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Epidemiology. The study followed 2,245 men aged between 42 and 61 over a 20-year period.

March 23, 2017
March 23, 2017

1st Japan birth achieved via egg from unnamed donor

A woman unable to become pregnant with her own eggs due to illness has given birth to a baby conceived using a donated egg from an anonymous third party, a Kobe-based nonprofit organization that mediated between them announces.

April 10, 2016
April 10, 2016

[WATCH] Amazing facts about the immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks

Here are some amazing facts about the immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks.

February 20, 2016
February 20, 2016

Stents and surgery equally durable, safe: Study

Study finds doctors can choose a treatment option between stents and surgery to reduce stroke risk based on ease, comfort and best fit for a patient's individual medical condition.

February 16, 2016
February 16, 2016

Excitement at new cancer treatment

A therapy that retrains the body's immune system to fight cancer has provoked excitement after more than 90% of terminally ill patients reportedly went into remission.

January 19, 2016
January 19, 2016

Study quantifies faulty gene's role in ovary cancer risk

Women who carry an inherited fault in the BRIP1 gene are three times more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those without it, researchers say.

October 12, 2015
October 12, 2015

First ‘in womb’ stem cell trial planned

The first clinical trial injecting foetal stem cells into babies still in the womb has been announced.

October 1, 2015
October 1, 2015

'Good bacteria' key to stopping asthma

Being exposed to "good bacteria" early in life could prevent asthma developing, say Canadian scientists.

September 12, 2015
September 12, 2015

Italian-Chinese medical team to perform first head transplant

An Italian-Chinese medical team plans to perform the world's first head transplant in China, amid concerns over medical ethics in the country.