Category: Science and Technology

Veteran who survived bomb blast has first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world

The loss of a penis, whether from cancer, accident or war injury, is emotionally traumatic, affecting urination, sexual intimacy and the ability to conceive a child. Many patients suffer in silence because of the stigma their injuries sometimes carry.

Source: Veteran who survived bomb blast has first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world

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Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic waste | Alphr

We may have a new weapon in our fight against the rising tide of plastic pollution – and it was discovered by accident. By studying the structure of an existing enzyme previously found to be useful at digesting plastic, researchers at the University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) created a mutant version that works even more effectively.

Source: Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic waste | Alphr

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