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 busSwedish 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 chickensStudy: 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 CarePatients’ 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
  • Ko denounces KMT’s ‘low-down’ attacks - Taipei Times Online
    ... attorneys into issuing death certificates for ... that patients who were not yet brain dead were ... campaign like...,” Ko said, stopping ...
    11/21/2014 - 4:52 am | View Link
  • Great American Smokeout: Smoking Is Major Factor in Alzheimer’s ... - Epoch Times
    Research suggests exercise can slow the effects of Alzheimer’s - My Kawartha
    11/20/2014 - 1:10 pm | View Link
  • High-absorption turmeric extract found to be effective in fighting ... -
    Turmeric Believed to have Powerful Benefits for Longevity - Minyanville
    11/20/2014 - 4:16 am | View Link
  • New PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor Opdivo (nivolumab) first to ... - Yahoo! Finance
    ... a 58% decrease in the risk of death (Hazard Ratio ... Yervoy (ipilimumab) after stopping study ... organs, such as the lymph nodes, lungs, ...
    11/19/2014 - 6:06 am | View Link
  • Janssen Submits New Drug Application to U.S. FDA for Three-Month ... - Applied Clinical Trials
    Janssen Submits New Drug Application to U.S. FDA for Three-Month ... - ABC News 4 Charleston
    11/19/2014 - 4:48 am | View Link
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  • HealthBeat4: Stopping Stroke
    Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States and the fourth cause of death. And, even though it strikes almost ... Recovery depends on the severity, size, and where the stroke impacted the brain. "Nobody plans on having a stroke.
    11/14/2014 - 1:50 pm | View Link
  • 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 - 3:05 pm | View Link
  • What is stopping research on veterans' brain injuries
    The military is not asking service members to consider brain donation upon their death. And no one is permitted to approach next of kin to ask for consent for brain research when a service member dies. Murphy and Caskey believe that policy should be ...
    03/18/2014 - 10:01 pm | View Link
  • Brain death not stopping organization from attempting to keep Jahi Mcmath alive
    The tragic case of Jahi McMath has reignited America's debate over brain death. For those of you who have managed to miss this ongoing story, on December 9 of last year, the 13-year-old girl from Oakland underwent what should have been routine surgery to ...
    01/7/2014 - 8:52 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 - 1:20 pm | View Link
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  • Brain tumor
    A brain tumor or intracranial neoplasm occurs when abnormal cells form within the brain. There are two main types of tumors: malignant or cancerous tumors and benign ...
    11/21/2014 - 6:36 pm | View Website
  • Health News & Articles | Healthy Living
    Get the latest health news from Dr. Richard Besser. Here you'll find stories about new medical research, the latest health care trends and health issues that affect ...
    11/20/2014 - 3:53 pm | View Website
  • Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep: National Institute of ...
    A comprehensive resources guide about understanding sleep, compiled by NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
    11/20/2014 - 3:24 pm | View Website
    SIDEBAR. Using High–Tech Tools to Assess Alcoholic Brain Damage. Researchers studying the effects of alcohol use on the brain are aided by advanced technology such ...
    11/20/2014 - 12:04 pm | View Website
  • Scientific Evidence Supporting Near-Death Experiences and ...
    Scientific evidence supporting near-death experiences, the afterlife and survival after death.
    11/20/2014 - 10:02 am | View Website
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