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Diabetes patients are losing limbs because insulin is expensive

Amid reports of the rising cost of EpiPens comes news of another drug that has increased in price. Insulin has gone up in price over the years and there have been diabetes patients who can't afford it.

Will it be possible for humans to grow new limbs?

Maine - Regenerative medicine, to the extent of growing new limbs, remains the stuff of science fiction. That said, research is taking place to see if the ability to re-grow a lost limb might one day be possible. We take a look at the latest studies.

New 3D-printed hand set to change prosthetics

A company based in Bristol, UK, has combined 3D scanning and 3D printing techniques to produce a revolutionary new prosthetic hand that could transform available solutions for amputees with improved-quality, lower-cost functionality.

Salamander clues for limb regeneration

London - Researchers have revealed the secret of how salamanders successfully regrow body parts and one day scientists hope to apply this knowledge to humans.

Tadpoles offer clues for human limb regrowth

A new science report has outlined a study into how tadpoles re-grow their tails. The findings could have significant implications for research into human healing and regeneration.

Baby Born With Eight Limbs Undergoes 40-Hour Surgery

A 2-year-old girl who was born with four ams and four legs and is believed by some to be the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess. Today, doctors are removing her extra limbs in a 40-hour surgery.

Iran Announces Return to Islamic Punishments, Like Limb Amputations

The fundamentalist regime in Iran has announced a return to limb amputations, amongst other things....

Neural Engineering Gives New Life to Amputees

In a pioneering procedure called muscle reinnervation, nerves from one part of an amputee's body are transplanted to his (her) chest where they are connected to healthy tissue.

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