Off with your head?

By Anja Burcak 

While organ transplants are not uncommon, one scientist is pushing the transplant idea to a new extreme. Italian neuroscientist Dr. Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group is hoping to successfully perform a human head transplant. That’s right, an entire head! Since his paper detailing the proposed surgical procedure was released in Surgical Neurology International, many people in the medical community have been debating the possibility of such a surgery being successful and the ethical nature of the proposal. The project titled HEAVEN/GEMINI is planned to be performed in the next two years.

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Jack Andraka: Boy Wonder

By: Kristine Chambers

As a 15-year-old high school freshman, Jack Andraka has recently won the grand prize of $75,000 in the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Why you ask? It is because he figured out a test for detecting early stage pancreatic cancer that is thousands of times cheaper, hundreds of times more effective than the standard test.

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