By Felix Innig | Mar 07, 2013 12:33 PM EST
3D printed implants advantage is the possibility to use an individually scanned model of a patient's skull to "print out" a matching 3D object layer by layer. The precise manufacturing technique can even make tiny surface or edge details on the replacement part that encourage the growth of cells and allow skin to attach more easily.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 19, 2012 10:10 AM EST
Archeologists excavating an ancient, thousand-year-old pre-Hispanic cemetery near a small Mexican village of Onavas have uncovered a series of astonishing alien-like skulls of people who have suffered cranial deformation.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 04, 2012 02:03 PM EDT
A piece of a child's skull, believed to be 1.5 million years old, offers some of the earliest evidence that early humans were hunters who ate meat regularly, according to scientists.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 28, 2012 01:44 PM EDT
An ex-beauty queen has undergone a bizarre life-saving brain surgery where doctors removed a quarter of her skull and stored it in her stomach while she was recovering from a head injury.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 25, 2012 03:41 PM EDT
A young woman from Arizona cheated death after being internally decapitated in a car crash last September.