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Isolated pancreas cells stained bright green are shown sitting in the wells of the transport “egg carton”. Aurelien Forget

We’ve made ‘smart egg-cartons’ to transport cells to cure diabetes

Doctors can treat diabetes by transplanting cells from the pancreas of a donor to the patient. But many of the crucial cells die - a better way to store and transport them can help.
Valery Spiridonov, the man who would have the first head transplant. Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

The problem with human head transplants

Italian surgeon, Sergio Canavero, claims that he is ready to perform the world's first head transplant. But does the science stack up?

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