Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

First Human Head Transplant in 2017?

 Money is pouring in to pay for the world’s first head transplant, says the man who is ready to make history by becoming a human guinea pig. Valery Spiridonov has … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Large Hadron Collider discovers new sub-atomic particle, the pentaquark.

Psst. Wanna buy a pentaquark? Just ten years ago, they were called an experimental phantom. From 2005: “Physicists have come home empty-handed from a thorough hunting expedition for pentaquarks. The … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

S.African man with penis transplant to become father

A South African man who received the world’s first successful penis transplant is to become a father just months after undergoing surgery, his doctor said Friday. Urologist Andre van der … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meditation Improves Brain Function

There is mounting evidence from researchers at leading research institutions about the benefits of meditation for brain health and function. One of the latest series of studies, from researchers at … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Scientists Create First Lab-grown Limb

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have taken the first step toward developing artificial, lab-grown limbs, building a rat forelimb with functioning vascular and muscular tissue. This experimental approach could … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mind/Brain: Withdrawal makes quitting harder

Dan Mager, MSW writes:   A common misconception shared by many people, including those with addiction, their loved ones and friends, and even some medical and behavioral health professionals, is that … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Genetically engineered virus ‘cures’ patients of skin cancer

 … A genetically engineered virus has ‘cured’ patients of cancer for the first time in a breakthrough which raises hopes of an end to chemotherapy. In a worldwide study which … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment
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