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Could a living donor donate their Liver multiple times in their lifetime?

While meditating about becoming a living organ donor, I was quite surprised to come across the following: Within eight weeks, both the donor's and the recipient's livers will be almost completely ...
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What is the minimum energy needed to stay alive?

This is a bit of an odd question, but here goes. Your body needs energy to function. Each organ (brain, heart, etc.) need different amounts of energy to function properly. So it stands to reason that ...
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What if we replace the DNA in stem cells with ours and we place the cells inside damaged organs to heal them?

I don't know a lot about stem cells or if a person's DNA could affect them in such a manner that if a person would have a damaged limb or organ, it would make it grow back with stem cell treatment.
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Altitude Sickness & Brain Damage

I stumbled on an article about altitude sickness and causing permanent brain damage; is there validity to this for less extreme mountaineers? It is common for Colorado front rangers to ascend up a 14,...
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Can sleeping too much damage the brain and heart?

I heard that sleeping long hours can damage brain functions and harm the heart. Is that true?
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Can a young person with hemochromatosis have normal iron levels?

Hemochromatosis is a genetic disease that results in the body absorbing too much iron, leading to excessive iron in the body which can lead to organ damage. Symptoms of hemochromatosis tend to occur ...