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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    Major academic medical centers in New York and around the country are spending and recruiting heavily in what has become an arms race within the war on cancer. The investments are based on the belief that the medical establishment is moving toward the routine sequencing of every patient’s genome in the quest for “precision medicine,” a course for prevention and treatment based on the special, even unique characteristics of the patient’s genes. More
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  • Will you survive even after your heart stopping and you brain stops working?
    No, the heart is critical for shuttling oxygen and nutrients to the body tissues and clinically, death occurs when the brain is dead, i.e. no more electrical activity. Both are considered vital organs. No, the heart is critical for shuttling oxygen and ...
    12/26/2016 - 7:42 pm | View Link
  • Is loss of corneal reflex indication for stopping CPR?
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  • Stopping the death of synapses: an interview with Dr Soledad Galli
    In our study, we show that there is a protein called Dkk1, which blocks the activity of very important proteins called Wnts, which are present in the brain. When we blocked Wnt proteins, the death of synapses occurred. This was accompanied by an impairment ...
    11/11/2014 - 7:05 am | View Link
  • Irreversible brain damage that led to Burke’s death a result of heart stopping
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  • How Brain Death Works | HowStuffWorks
    What is Brain Death? - Brain death means no recovery. Find out about the injured brain, comas vs. brain death, the checklist for confirming brain death and organ ...
    01/20/2017 - 3:15 pm | View Website
  • Understanding Brain Death and Organ Donation | Finger ...
    Brain death is the total and irreversible loss of all brain function and the circumstance under which the donation of vital organs most commonly takes place.
    01/20/2017 - 9:53 am | View Website
  • Brain Death
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    01/20/2017 - 8:42 am | View Website
  • Patients and Families | SCCM | Brain Death
    Injury to the brain stem and the diagnosis of brain death means there is no possibility for a recovery. ... the heartbeat and breathing will stop.
    01/20/2017 - 1:11 am | View Website
  • Brain death
    Brain death is the complete and irreversible loss of brain function (including involuntary activity necessary to sustain life). Brain death is one of the ...
    01/19/2017 - 5:58 am | View Website
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