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An Experimental Surgery Went So Wrong That This Woman Began Growing A Nose ON HER SPINE!

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A paralyzed woman and her doctors hoped that an experimental stem cell treatment would help grow back her damaged nerves and help her walk again.

Unfortunately, not only did the procedure not work, it made matters even worse!

Eight years after her surgery took place at a hospital in Portugal, this unnamed American complained of increased pain in the area. Doctors discovered she had a nose like growth developing on her back, mainly made of nasal tissue!

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Blake Lively's Father Makes Medical History! Says He's Never Felt Better!

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We're so happy to hear this!

Blake Lively need not worry about her father Ernie Lively because the former actor is doing great!

Which was NOT a given after he became the first patient to

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Science Discovers Possibility For 'Unlimited' Eggs In Female Ovaries

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Thanks to their ticking biological clocks, women have always been under pressure to start popping out babies sooner than later, but thanks to science, that may not be the case anymore.

Reproductive biologist Jonathan Tilly has discovered that it is possible to harvest stem cells from female ovaries and turn them into oocytes, a.k.a., egg cells.

The revolutionary study "opens up a number of exciting possibilities for preserving the fertility of women," as Tilly explained:

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Monkeys Born With Six Different Parents Each!

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It should be impossible to have more than two parents.

But not for this pair of cute monkeys.

They are true chimeras, a mix of several animals.

All those animals were monkeys so they're normal monkeys, but with the genetic material from several "parents."

This is a huge step for stem cells research.

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British Scientist Believes He May Have Found A Cure For Aging

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Because who likes dying anyway?

Aubrey de Grey, a biomedical gerontologist and chief scientist of the longevity research foundation Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence, believes his team may have found a cure for aging.

In fact, he thinks the first person to reach the big 1-5-0 has already been born and the first person to live to reach 1,000-years-old could be born in the next 20 years. We're willing to throw down $100 right now that says that person is Joan Rivers.

The scientist recently told reporters:

"I'd say we have a 50/50 chance of bringing aging under what I'd call a decisive level of medical control within the next 25 years or so."

Using current technology, de Grey thinks regular trips to the doctor for a little gene therapy, immune stimulation and stem cell therapy will extend our lives tenfold, explaining:

"The idea is to engage in what you might call preventative geriatrics, where you go in to periodically repair that molecular and cellular damage before it gets to the level of abundance that is pathogenic."

So is this guy just some kind of whacko? Apparently not because no one can seem to prove that his theories are wrong.

In 2005, MIT Technology Review Journal offered $20,000 bucks to any molecular biologist that could prove de Grey's theory "so wrong that it was unworthy of debate." So far, so good for de Grey's theory because nobody has ever claimed that prize!

While living forever may get a little old (no pun intended), we could definitely get on board with growing up to be 150-years-old. The oldest person EVER so far clocked out after 122 years and 164 days on planet earth.

[Image via AP Images.]

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