Your synthetic spine is (almost) ready

For people who suffer chronic back pain from degenerated or diseased spinal discs, there are few options. Surgeons can implant a plastic or metal spinal disc to replace your damaged one. But metal and plastic prosthetics can only do so much; surgeries are costly and recovery times are long. » 8/01/11 5:01pm 8/01/11 5:01pm

A Microchip Placed in the Eye Could Allow the Blind to See

MIT researchers are just three years away from developing a retinal implant that can send visual information directly to the brain. Although it won't completely restore an individual's vision, they would be able to navigate rooms and recognize faces. [Wired] » 9/24/09 3:37pm 9/24/09 3:37pm

"Repo! The Genetic Opera" is an Epic of After-Market Body Parts

Darren Lynn Bousman's Repo! The Genetic Opera is one of the two organ repossession movies coming out this year, and now it's gone viral with a creepy-looking donation poster (jump below see it) urging you to give until it hurts. This "Warnerian-Rocky Horror-meets-Bladerunner musical" takes place in a future where… » 1/21/08 8:30am 1/21/08 8:30am