This Neuroscientist Says He'll Do a Human Head Transplant Very Soon

An Italian neuroscientist who has been advocating for head transplants now wants to make one actually happen. He'll be announcing a project at a surgical conference later this year. Here's how the proposed human head transplant will work—supposedly. » 2/25/15 3:30pm 2/25/15 3:30pm

Human head transplants? Neurosurgeon says ‘we have the technology’

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. » 7/02/13 1:38pm 7/02/13 1:38pm

We've got hand transplants and face transplants... could brain…

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… » 4/12/12 12:20pm 4/12/12 12:20pm

Woman Gives Birth A Second Time After Ovary Transplant

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. » 2/25/10 11:29am 2/25/10 11:29am

Eight Real-Life Doctor Frankensteins Who Pushed the Boundaries of Life…

Click to view » 10/05/08 2:00pm 10/05/08 2:00pmMary Shelley helped advance the science fiction genre with her tale of a scientist who brings a man built of corpses to life. But in real life, plenty of mad and not-so-mad scientists have played with human and animal bodies (and body parts) to gain a greater understanding of the limits on life. After the…

First Double-Arm Transplant Is a Success

A 54-year-old German farmer who lost his arms in an accident six years ago has just received two new arms in the first double-arm transplant operation ever performed (pictured is one of his new arms). A team of German doctors spent 15 hours grafting two arms from a recently-deceased teen donor onto the man's… » 8/03/08 4:00pm 8/03/08 4:00pm

Sam Raimi Gets Transplanted To Disney World

Did Spider-Man 3 » 8/01/08 10:00am 8/01/08 10:00am's musical interludes and painful comedy make you wish that director Sam Raimi could go and make a family-friendly superhero movie for Disney? If so, then (a) you're in luck, and (b) you should probably consider a career in long-term forecasting of some kind or another. Find out about Raimi's latest…