Turkish surgeons have conducted the world's first uterus transplant at the Akdeniz University.
Professor Israfil Kurtcephe, rector of the Akdeniz University, told a news conference on Tuesday, "a team headed by Associate Professor Omer Ozkan of the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery performed the transplant on a 21-year-old patient. The surgery was a success and the patient is recovering rapidly."
"In September 2010, we performed the world's first double arm transplant. Now, we are getting ready for face transplant," he added.
Surgeons consider uterus transplant especially difficult since uterus is a complex organ supplied by four blood vessels, which are very small by transplant standards, giving more scope for blood clotting.
Turkish environment minister signs historic agreement in New York against taking action against climate change
Human defense mechanisms could be disrupted by the presence of a class of organic pollutants in fish and other food, according to new research.
'The time has come to treat childhood stunting as a development and an economic emergency,' World Bank Group head says
Obese population hits all-time high with a new studying finding that obesity can be predicted in babies
New research factors in collapsing Antarctic ice sheet that could double the sea-level rise to two metres by 2100 if emissions are not cut
Temperatures in the first two months of 2016 followed a year that broke 'all previous records by a wide margin'
Researchers at MIT may have made an important breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease.
Human immune system could be steered towards fighting cancerous tumors, researchers find
Data released on UN world wildlife day shows overall population is still falling despite a recent reduction in levels of poaching for ivory
Google will donate $1mn to help UNICEF map Zika outbreaks
The grounding of an iceberg has forced thousands of penguins to walk more than 60 km to find food
'The level of alarm is extremely high,' says WHO head, calls for an emergency meeting
One person has tested positive in Denmark for the mosquito-borne Zika virus
The world is making 20 times more plastic than we did 50 years ago with the majority being dumped in the sea.
Colombia's government has signed new legislation for the regulation and legalization of cannabis to be used for medicinal purposes.
Scientists predict Earth will become increasingly hostile for mankind as it warms, with disastrous storms, floods and droughts, and rising sea levels that will consume islands and eat away at populated coasts