Alex O’Brien is a freelance science and technology writer. She is a regular contributor for German-based Trademark Publishing and has written for Delayed Gratification and The Long & Short, among other publications.
What if there were a crowd-sourced library of rare cancer samples, ordered simply using ‘one-click shopping’?
Telling cancer from non-cancer is tough for brain surgeons. Scorpions, Amazon.com and the legacy of a dying girl might change that, writes Alex O'Brien.
Surgeons say they have performed the first transplant using a 'dead' heart. Could this fill the deficit of donor hearts?
The need to mend broken hearts has never been greater. But what if we could simply manufacture a new one? Alex O’Brien studies the legacy of Texan surgeons and artificial hearts.