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World's First Penis And Scrotum Transplantation

Many soldiers returning from combat bear visible scars, or even lost limbs, caused by blasts from improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. However, some servicemen also return with debilitating hidden injuries the loss of all or part of their genitals.

Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Lead By Bariatric Surgery

According to a new study, researchers examine the key for developing drug alternatives to surgery. Bariatric surgery has long yielded almost immediate health benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes. "One of the things that bariatric surgery does is cause type 2 diabetes remission," said Bethany Cummings. The study was published in Cell Reports.

New Mutations Found In Thyroid Cancer Genetics

Researchers worked on the largest-ever study of thyroid cancer genetics, mining the data of 583 patient samples of advanced differentiated thyroid cancer and 196 anaplastic thyroid cancers. In addition to the identification of specific genes that may drive these cancers and thus provide attractive targets for treatment, the researchers found that in several samples of advanced differentiated and anaplastic thyroid cancer, mechanisms meant to repair faulty DNA had been broken.