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Month: May 2017

How one death saved seven lives

How one death saved seven lives

A seven-year-old boy’s heart has finally stopped beating 22 years after he was shot dead. Nicholas Green, from the US, was killed during a holiday in southern Italy in 1994 when attackers mistook his family’s rental car for one involved in a jewellery heist. His brave parents opted to donate their son’s organs and his heart, corneas, kidneys, liver and pancreas were given to seven people in desperate need – changing their lives forever.

The Woman with a strange “second sight”

The Woman with a strange “second sight”

It ranks among the most curious phenomena in cognitive neuroscience. A handful of people in the world have “blindsight”: they are blind, but their non-conscious brain can still sense their surroundings. Milina Cunning, from Wishaw in Scotland, lost her sight in her 20s, and later realised she had this blindsight ability. She has been studied extensively by researchers. “If I was to throw a ping pong ball at Milina’s head, she would probably raise her arm and duck out of…

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