Stopping Brain Death Breakthrough

Brain Death

The tantalising prospect of treating a range of brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, all with the same drug has been raised by UK researchers.

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  • The Skanner Newspaper
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  • How to Determine Brain Death | Saving the Brain
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