According to the report, surgeons at William Beaumont Army Medical Center created the new ear by harvesting cartilage from Pvt. Shamika Burrage's ribcage and then inserting it beneath the skin on her arm, allowing the ear to grow and develop new blood vessels. © Courtesy of the US ArmyUS Army surgeons give soldier new ear after growing it inside her arm "[The ear] will have fresh arteries, fresh veins and even a fresh nerve so she'll be able to feel it," the surgeon added. Burrage lost her ear in 2016 at the age of 19 when a tire on the car she was driving from Mississippi to Fort Bliss, Texas, suddenly blew out, causing the vehicle to flip several times before she was ejected from it. Also in the car was her cousin, who was eight months pregnant. © AP Photo/ Arthur MolaKendall Jenner Inspires 'Designer Nipples' Plastic Surgery Trend Though her cousin only suffered minor injuries, … [Read more...] about US Soldier Receives Transplant of New Ear Grown Inside Her Arm (PHOTO)
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Two years ago, Army Pvt. Shamika Burrage almost died when she was ejected from her car during a crash in Texas. Afterward, when she woke up in the hospital, she wasn't whole. Her entire left ear was gone. But the now-21-year-old is on the path to recovery. And due to a procedure hailed as the "first of its kind" in the Army, an ear was reconstructed and "grown" under the skin of her right forearm, according to the Army. No prosthetics were needed. Instead, plastic surgeons used the soldier's own cartilage. The ear was later attached to Burrage's head by surgeons at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso. The Army said Burrage recovered her hearing and that the operation was a success, according to a statement on Monday. The total ear reconstruction involved doctors carving a new ear out of cartilage harvested from Burrage's ribs, the statement said. The ear was then placed under her forearm skin to let it grow. The procedure is one of the most complicated ear constructions in … [Read more...] about A soldier needed an ear transplant. Doctors ‘grew’ a new one in her arm.
Fortnite has revealed its latest major update – and chief among the new features is a dancing child. The Battle Royale game is currently one of the biggest games on the planet and is quickly receiving updates as developers aim to keep players interested. The latest of those is Season 4: a major update to the game that brings changes to the map, game mechanics and new skins and emotes. The new season had been teased for some time, including with suggestions in the game that a huge comet could be falling in the middle of its map. Gadgets and tech news in pictures + show all Gadgets and tech news in pictures 1/43 Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini from Italian company Jet Capsule. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. Jet Capsule/Cover Images 2/43 A humanoid robot gestures during a demo at a stall in the Indian Machine Tools Expo, IMTEX/Tooltech 2017 held in Bangalore Getty … [Read more...] about Fortnite season 4: Latest update adds dancing ‘orange shirt kid’, comet changes and other new features
Cancer lurking in tissue could be more easily found when looking through a butterfly's eye. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a surgical camera inspired by the eye of the morpho butterfly. The tiny camera, connected to the goggles a surgeon wears, sees infrared signals given off by tumor-binding dyes so that the surgeon can find and remove all of the cancerous tissue. The camera was tested in mice and in human patients with breast cancer. The study was published in the journal Optica. "By looking at the way nature has designed the visual systems of insects, we can address serious problems that exist with cancer surgery today and make sure there are no cancer cells left behind during surgery," said study leader Viktor Gruev, an Illinois professor of electrical and computer engineering and of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. "This technology is more sensitive, more accurate, much smaller and … [Read more...] about New Camera Gives Surgeons a Butterfly’s Eye View of Cancer
A history book suggesting that the Spanish or Portuguese may have discovered New Zealand before the Dutchman Abel Tasman is causing a new stir in New Zealand. The book Conquistador Puzzle Trail by New Zealander Winston Cowie takes aim at the official story that Tasman was the first to arrive to the country in 1642 – claiming instead that Spanish or Portuguese sailors could have arrived up to a century earlier. The theory has been included in New Zealand’s official encyclopedia Around 430 copies of the book, published in English in 2015 and translated into Spanish last year, have been distributed for free in high schools and universities in New Zealand. The volume is presented like a jigsaw puzzle, allowing the reader to piece together the story of the country’s discovery through mysterious elements ranging from old European artifacts found in New Zealand to an ancient specimen of a native Tasmanian tree that grows in northern Spain. Cowie himself traveled to the … [Read more...] about Theory that New Zealand was discovered by Spain gains new traction