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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  • Cancer Physicians Attack High Drug Costs
    More than 100 cancer specialists have banded together to persuade pharmaceutical companies to bring prices down, suggesting that the high prices for medicine needed to keep someone alive is profiteering. More
  • Swedish police find drugs on Bieber tour bus
    The latest chapter in Justin Bieber's European tour escapade was added Thursday when Swedish police said they had found drugs and a stun gun on the pop singer's bus. Lars Bystrom, spokesman for the Stockholm police, told The Associated Press a small amount of drugs and a stun gun were discovered during a search of the bus, which had been parked under the Globen concert venue in Stockholm, where Bieber was performing Wednesday. More
  • Study: New bird flu jumped directly from chickens
    Chinese scientists have for the first time found strong evidence of how humans got infected with a new strain of bird flu: from chickens at a live market. In a small study of four patients who caught the new H7N9 virus, Chinese scientists compared swabs from birds at live markets in eastern China to virus samples from patients. More
  • Patients’ Genes Seen as Future of Cancer Care
    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
  • WHO data on bird flu raises new questions about human transmission
    More than 50 percent of patients infected with a new type of bird flu in China had no contact with poultry, the World Health Organization said on Friday, further raising questions about whether the virus was transmitted between humans. More
  • Boa Constrictors Kill By Stopping Blood Circulation
    Now, lab experiments reveal that constrictors most likely dole out death by stopping their prey's blood flow, depriving the heart and brain of that vital fluid. Animals trapped in such a death grip would pass out and die within minutes, according to a ...
    07/21/2015 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Man undergoes heart-stopping treatment for brain aneurysm
    "Brain aneurysms are incredibly dangerous, but cutting-edge techniques like these literally can make the difference between life and death." The technique using the drug adenosine to stop the heart, introduced about 15 years ago, "is pretty well documented ...
    07/15/2015 - 3:42 am | View Link
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown Fights for Life, Not Stopping Life Support: Not Brain Dead, Is There Hope for Recovery?
    Some news outlets have reported that Bobbi Brown was brain dead and had been taken off life support ... Her depression is understandable considering the upcoming anniversary of her mother’s death. Whitney died on February 11, 2012, of accidental drowning ...
    02/5/2015 - 4:08 pm | View Link
  • Stopping electrical firestorms in the brain
    A brain seizure can affect anyone at any time. And it can lead to death. The brain exists in a delicate balance of electrical pulses. But if the balance is tipped too far, the electrical signals can behave like a runaway chain reaction producing an ...
    12/6/2013 - 11:21 pm | View Link
  • Stopping stroke — Blocking brain bleeds
    (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. A stroke caused by a brain hemorrhage is the most devastating ... is it more of the hemorrhage that causes the death or the invasive part of the surgery after such ...
    11/27/2013 - 2:55 am | View Link
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  • Understanding Brain Death and Organ Donation | Finger ...
    Information about brain death, definition of brain death as it pertains to donating organs.
    10/12/2017 - 2:14 pm | View Website
  • Brain Death | Definition of Brain Death by Merriam-Webster
    legal Definition of brain death:the final stopping of activity in the central nervous system especially as indicated by a flat electroencephalogram for a usually ...
    10/12/2017 - 1:31 pm | View Website
  • Brain death
    Brain death is the complete loss of brain function (including involuntary activity necessary to sustain life). It differs from persistent vegetative state, in which ...
    10/10/2017 - 10:35 am | View Website
  • Confirmatory Tests For Brain Death
    Confirmatory Tests For Brain Death ... many families prefer to have additional testing done before making decisions about stopping mechanical ventilation or ...
    10/9/2017 - 3:41 am | View Website
  • Brain stem death
    Brain stem death is where a person no longer has any brain stem functions, and has permanently lost the potential for consciousness and the capacity to breathe.
    04/24/2016 - 7:57 pm | View Website
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