Includes things anatomical, medical, historical, unusual, military, monstrous, and bizarre with a dash of whimsy and innovation to taste. Mild gore warning due to medical interest.
A Paracas skull: note the dimple toward the top of the head, which is a product of head-binding, depressing the suture between the parietal plate. Head binding is a form of body alteration in which the skull of a human being is intentionally deformed. It is done by distorting the normal growth of a child’s skull by applying force. It is typically carried out on an infant, as the skull is most pliable at this time. In a typical case, headbinding begins approximately a month after birth and continues for about six months.
For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to a new device. A 23-year-old quadriplegic is the first patient to use Neurobridge, an electronic neural bypass for spinal cord injuries that reconnects the brain directly to muscles, allowing voluntary and functional control of a paralyzed limb.