In 2011, Gert-Jan Oskam was in a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed below his waist. Now, thanks to special electronics in his brain and spinal cord, he can stand and walk, controlling these actions himself.
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For the first time ever, scientists are testing red blood cells grown in a laboratory on human volunteers. If the experiment is successful, the process could make it far easier to supply blood to people who need it - especially those with rare blood types.
When Msituni was born, zoo keepers were worried the baby giraffe might die. Her front legs bent the wrong way, making standing nearly impossible. Now, thanks to special braces, she's healthy and playing with other giraffes.
When someone damages their backbone, the injury can leave them paralyzed and unable to walk. Now, scientists have given three paralyzed men the ability to walk again, thanks to a device placed in their spine. Incredibly, the men were able to walk in just hours.
Last Friday, doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center successfully replaced the heart of a very sick man with a specially-grown pig's heart. It's the first time this surgery has ever been done. After three days, the patient appears to be doing very well.
Scientists have attached the kidney of a specially grown pig to a human body and found that it worked without problems. Though much is still unknown, the news is a huge step forward for tens of thousands of patients with kidney trouble.
It's been over a year since Covid-19 began spreading around the world. Since then, amazing progress has been made on getting the virus under control. But tackling the coronavirus quickly is still important, since the virus is also changing.
Yesterday, Margaret Keenan became the first person to get the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. It was the first step in a massive project to vaccinate tens of millions of people in the United Kingdom in just a few months.
Around the world, the coronavirus is presenting massive challenges - so huge that governments are having a hard time keeping up. Seeing the need, ordinary citizens are volunteering - pitching in and doing what they can to help.
Companies around the world are working quickly to help solve problems created by the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Recently, two big problems have been that there aren't enough tests and that there aren't enough masks.
Worldwide, doctors, nurses, and other health care workers are struggling to find the special equipment they need to deal with the coronavirus. Now people around the world are moving quickly to tackle these problems.