Italian Neurosurgeon Head Transplant Surgery

An Italian doctor wants to perform head transplant surgery within 3 years… and he swears he’s not insane

By on June 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

An Italian doctor wants to perform head transplant surgery within 3 years… and he swears he’s not insane

Yes, head transplant surgery is something straight out of science fiction movies but one neurosurgeon believes it’s very close to becoming a reality. As Reuters informs us, Dr. Sergio Canavero last week pitched American doctors on his plan to conduct a full head transplant operation on Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old Russian man with a degenerative spinal condition. Canavero says he wants to perform the operation in December of 2017 and he thinks it has a surprisingly high chance of succeeding. More →

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Head Transplant Survey Doctor

Scientist says he’s two years away from being able to safely remove your head and put it on a new body

By on February 27, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Scientist says he’s two years away from being able to safely remove your head and put it on a new body

Head transplant surgery used to be a dream that we only saw in science fiction movies such as The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant (pictured above). However, CNET brings us word that one Italian scientist says he’s a mere two years away from being able to do real-life human head transplants. More →

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Chinese boy sells kidney to buy an iPad 2

By on June 2, 2011 at 9:09 AM.

Chinese boy sells kidney to buy an iPad 2

Here at BGR, we’re constantly amazed at how long people are willing to wait in line on launch day for new Apple products. As it turns out, some people are willing to go even further for their iFix… a lot further. A 17-year-old Chinese boy living in the Anhui province in China sold his kidney for 22,000 yuan, or about $3,400, just so he could purchase an iPad 2. “I wanted to buy an iPad 2 but could not afford it,” the unnamed boy told Shanghai Daily. “A broker contacted me on the Internet and said he could help me sell one kidney for 20,000 yuan.” The child and broker arranged the procedure without his parents knowing, and he underwent surgery at a Chenzhou hospital. When his parents found out, they notified the police immediately but they have been unable to locate the broker, according to the report. What’s more, the hospital at which the surgery took place was not qualified to perform the procedure, but the administration claims it was not aware of what was happening because the department that performed the surgery was contracted to a Fujian businessman. The child now says he regrets his decision. More →

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Sony Xperia Play commercial gets outed, makes no sense [video]

By on February 3, 2011 at 10:39 AM.

Sony Xperia Play commercial gets outed, makes no sense [video]

Leave it up to Sony’s Playstation ads to really make you scratch your head, right? The first commercial for the new Xperia Play has surfaced — by way of DroidNYTT — and well, it involves some dark, shady, back-alley surgery on an Android robot… with a human hand. We’re not really going to describe it in depth for you, though, just check it out for yourselves and see what we mean. More →

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