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Cave-dwelling fish offers clues to human facial problems

Cincinnati - A genetic association has been discovered with facial asymmetry in an ancient cavefish and facial asymmetries in humans. Researchers hope to understand why genes behave differently on the right versus the left sides of the human face.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Avicii recovering from gallbladder and appendix surgery

Miami - Electronic dance music (EDM) sensation Avicii had to cancel his appearance at this year's Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida, due to pains in his gallbladder.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

Seoul to limit plastic surgery ads

Seoul - The South Korean capital Seoul is to restrict the use of plastic surgery adverts on public transport, officials said Wednesday, after complaints that they were fuelling an unhealthy obsession with body image.South Korea, and particularly Seoul, has an ...
In the Media by AFP

Del Potro confirms surgery on injured wrist

Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has confirmed he is to have an operation on his injured left wrist, which is likely to sideline him for most of the rest of the season.
In the Media by Reuters

Taiwan bans cosmetic surgery for under-18s

Taipei - Taiwan on Thursday banned "medically unnecessary" plastic surgery on under-18s in an attempt to protect beauty-obsessed youngsters who overlook the health risks of such procedures, officials said.The government ban is effective immediately, with doctor...
In the Media by AFP

Super chip provides real-time images of the heart

Scientists have developed a catheter-based device that can provide forward-looking, real-time, three-dimensional imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries, and peripheral blood vessels.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Zebra fish provide insight into bone regeneration

Scientists have studied the natural process of bone regeneration in zebra fish and think that the insights they gained could be used to advance therapies for bone fractures and disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Making facial transplants easier

Several facial transplants have been successfully completed. One of the on-going concerns is rejection by the recipient. Scientists have a new insight on the rejection process.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

British surgeon suspended for 'branding initials on liver'

London - A British surgeon has been suspended over allegations that he "branded" his initials onto a patient's liver, media reported on Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Man survives week with artificial heart in world-first operation

A 75-year-old man from France, after surviving a week with an artificial heart, chatted with family and fed himself. The man was the first in the world to be fitted with an artificial heart.
In the Media by Mike White - 1 comment
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