Teenage girl nearly loses her sight after getting eye infection from contact lens

Teenage girl nearly loses her sight after parasite grows on her contact lens and begins eating through her eye By Paul Thompson PUBLISHED: 18:02 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:54 GMT, 28 March 2013 A teenager has told how she almost lost her eyesight after a parasite grew on her contact lens and began eating through her cornea.

African mouse that sheds and regrows its skin may hold key to regenerating scar-free tissue in people

The African mouse that could hold the key to healing wounds without scar tissue by regenerating its own damaged skin African spiny mouse is first mammal found capable of regrowing its own skinCould provide a new model for wound healing and tissue regeneration in people | UPDATED: 11:16 GMT, 27 September 2012 Enlarge The mouse that can heal itself: This rodent can shed its skin and fur to allow it to escape the grasp of predators A small African mammal with an unusual ability to regrow damaged tissues could be the key to the next breakthrough in regenerative medicine, say scientists.

Cristian Fernandez: The sad past of boy, 13, who is being tried as an adult after “killing his 2-year-old brother”

Sexual abuse, physical assaults and a home filled with drugs: The heartbreaking upbringing of boy, 13, who is being tried as an adult after “killing his 2-year-old brother”Cristian Fernandez was 12 when he “smashed brother”s head against shelf and sexually abused his five-year-old cousin”Records show he suffered a childhood of neglect and abuseBorn to 12-year-old mother who was sexually abusedFound wandering streets naked and dirty when he was two and neglected by drug-abusing grandmotherSexually abused by cousin and hospitalised after violent assault by stepfather who went on to kill himself

Jeremiah Haughee: Naked man “leaps from roof, dents truck and urinates on floor before biting chunk out of another man’s stomach”

Naked man, 22, “leaps from roof, dents truck and urinates on floor before biting chunk out of another man”s stomach”. A naked man allegedly flew into a violent rampage, biting a chunk out of another man”s stomach after leaping from his roof onto a truck and urinating inside his home.

Andrew Scott: Outrage as police shoot and kill the wrong man in hunt for attempted murder suspect

Outrage as police shoot and kill the wrong man in hunt for attempted murder suspect, after showing up unannounced in the middle of the night | UPDATED: 19:30 GMT, 16 July 2012 An innocent man was shot dead by police after deputies mistook him for an attempted murder suspect.

Harrowing moment elderly internet cafe-goer guns down two robbers and chases them out the door

Stop or the senior citizen will shoot! Moment 71-year-old gunman shot two robbers as they tried to hold up Florida internet cafe. A 71-year old man thwarted a robbery at a Florida internet cafe on Friday when he shot two would-be assailants and the entire ordeal was captured on security tape.

Parents of girl, 2, battling terminal brain disease create list of 100 things to do before she dies

'We don't have time to waste': Parents create 'bucket list' of dreams for daughter, 2, as she battles terminal brain disease | UPDATED: 10:24 GMT, 22 May 2012 Holding baby Olivia for the first time, proud mum Claire Penney looked forward to watching the tiny tot grow up.

Wife"s agony as husband dies during "safe" procedure to donate liver to brother-in-law who passed away less than a year later

Wife's agony as husband dies during 'safe' procedure to donate liver to brother-in-law who passed away less than a year later | UPDATED: 23:16 GMT, 10 April 2012 When Paul Hawks discovered on Thanksgiving Day that his brother-in-law was so seriously ill he would die if he didn’t receive a new liver he offered to donate his own without hesitation.