An astonishing discovery from the oldest known grave in Southeast Asia has revised medical history – the previous known amputation surgery was just 7,000 years ago.
When designing neuroprosthetic devices for users to control with their thoughts, engineers must take into account the sensory information brains collect from the environment and how it gets processed.
Unlike humans, many animals are able to regenerate their limbs after losing them. Giving the body the right conditions for regrowth might allow people to recover lost limbs as well.
New research involving temporary ‘finger amputations’ raises hope for more effective stroke rehabilitation.
New study sheds light on the mystery of how people can experience and control phantom limbs decades after losing a body part.
New treatment for phantom limb pain looks promising.
Guidelines for screening and treating diabetic foot are based on low-quality evidence and this is putting millions of people at risk of losing a foot.
A long time ago, in an empire far, far away …
The best prosthetics feel more like the real thing.
A tool in place of your arm or a stereo for your leg? How our attitudes towards human enhancement have changed.
People with disabilities are often disappointed with their devices’ performance, and choose not to use them. To encourage innovation, a new competition tests assistive technologies.
The achievements of the Paralympians, and societal shift towards more inclusivity and the celebration of diversity, has had a dramatic effect on the lives of people living with disability.
Medical literature is full of stories of people who have operated on themselves. Surprisingly, some lived to tell the tale.
A woman developed sepsis after she was licked by her pet greyhound.
Body identity integrity disorder is a strange and very distressing condition. A shift towards treating it as a neuroscientific problem could be the key to a cure.