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Retinal Prosthesis: Boon for the Blind?

Researchers at Stanford University in California are developing a retinal prosthesis system they hope will one day give millions of blind people the ability to see again. The system has proved success…

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Dog Fitted with Four Prosthetic Paws (video)

With the help of four new prosthetic paws, this sweet pooch is finally able to run and play again, after losing his paws as a puppy. Naki'o lost his paws to frostbite when he was abandoned by his owne…

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Yu Chan: The Bionic Turtle (video)

Yu Chan, a Loggerhead turtle, lost parts of two flippers and a tail from a shark attack. In Japan, a company that usually makes prosthetics for humans, made artificial flippers for Yu Chan. They were …

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Injured Cat Gets New Feet (video)

A cat named Oscar lost his back feet when he was run over by a combine harvester. He was taken to a veterinarian in Surrey England who decided to try a first ever operation. First he fitted pegs to th…

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