Surgical pioneer set for the first human head transplant

Nessa Fitzgerald gives an update on the plans to perform the very controversial human head transplant: the surgeon who proposed it and the head donor who is willing to take the risk for a chance of a better life and the advancement of medical science

Three years ago, Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero announced that he could perform a human head transplant in a two-part procedure called HEAVEN (head anastomosis venture) and Gemini (the fusion of the spinal cord). Many have dismissed Canavero’s plans, with one


How I came to terms with my sins

Even when we leave our Catholic faith behind, the old moral preoccupations and worries often remain.

commentBANNERPope France was pontificating recently about the number of Catholics who were sinning every day. The sin that bothered him this time was disrespect of the elderly. Neglecting the elderly can have “hellish” effects, he warns. My initial thought after …