Category: Science News

Pig Kidney Works Normally Inside A Human For 54 Hours

Surgeons at NYU Langone Health successfully managed to transplant a kidney grown in a genetically altered pig to a human in September. The organ functioned normally, but the test was short-lived: the human patient was brain-dead, and the organ, which was kept outside her body, was monitored for just 54 hours. Dr. Robert Montgomery, who […]

Birth Control Device Gets Major Award

Rebecca Weiss, an industrial design graduate from the University of Munich and inventor of the COSO male birth control device, was named Germany’s winner of the James Dyson Award, which “celebrates, encourages and inspires the designers of new problem-solving ideas.” The COSO uses an ultrasound “testicle bath” to temporary stop sperm mobility. It only needs […]

Russians Beat Tom Cruise In Race To Film First Movie In Space

Russia just sent its veteran astronaut Anton Shkaplerov, actor Yulia Peresild, and movie producer Klim Shipenko to the International Space Station to make an original feature film. It’s tentatively titled Challenge and it will be the world’s first-ever movie filmed in orbit. The plot revolves around a surgeon, played by Peresild, who hurries to the space station to […]

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