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A transgender man may become the first to receive a penis transplant. Doctors say it would be a ‘quantum leap’ for surgical medicine.

Surgeons are looking to perform the world's first-ever penis transplant on a transgender man.  Dr. Curtis Cetrulo, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, told MedPage Today it would be a "quantum leap" for surgery.  Only a handful of successful penis transplants have ever been performed on cisgender men who have lost their […]

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The science behind the flavors of a Thanksgiving meal

Americans will eat millions of pounds of turkey, cranberries, potatoes, pies and other favorites for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Cordelia Running, an assistant professor in the College of Health and Human Sciences and director of the SPIT Lab at Purdue University, researches the science behind the physical and mental processes that influence the flavors of […]

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Confused about what to eat? Science can help

Do you feel like nutritionists are always changing their minds? Do you want science-based information about diet but don’t know whom or what to believe? If you’re nodding in agreement, you’re not alone: More than 80% of Americans are befuddled. Yet it’s a lament that’s getting quite tiring—if you’re a nutrition scientist, that is. So […]

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Anthropologist explores ‘the science of dads’

Want to do something special for a father on June 16? Try asking him what he finds most rewarding—and most challenging—about being a dad. James Rilling, a professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at Emory University, recently completed in-depth interviews on that topic with 120 new fathers. Rilling and his colleague Craig Hadley, […]