Hand transplant patient wiggles fingers

December 27, 2006

A hand transplant patient in Spain is wiggling her fingers less than a month after receiving two new hands, El Pais newspaper reported Wednesday.

Colombian Alba Lucia is ahead of schedule in her recovery from the dual transplant procedure she underwent on Nov. 30 and has already left the hospital, the report said.

Lucia, 47, lost both hands in an explosion in a chemistry lab accident 28 years ago when she was a student.

She received her new hands from a person who had been declared brain dead after an accident.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Researchers control embryonic stem cells with light

Related Stories

Researchers control embryonic stem cells with light

August 26, 2015

UC San Francisco researchers have for the first time developed a method to precisely control embryonic stem cell differentiation with beams of light, enabling them to be transformed into neurons in response to a precise external ...

A model for ageing

August 7, 2015

Life is short, especially for the killifish, Nothobranchius furzeri: It lives for only a few months and then its time is up. During that short lifespan it passes through every phase of life from larva to venerable old fish. ...

Recommended for you

How the finch changes its tune

August 3, 2015

Like top musicians, songbirds train from a young age to weed out errors and trim variability from their songs, ultimately becoming consistent and reliable performers. But as with human musicians, even the best are not machines. ...

Machine Translates Thoughts into Speech in Real Time

December 21, 2009

(PhysOrg.com) -- By implanting an electrode into the brain of a person with locked-in syndrome, scientists have demonstrated how to wirelessly transmit neural signals to a speech synthesizer. The "thought-to-speech" process ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.