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
  • 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 ...
    02/16/2017 - 12:04 am | View Link
  • Stopping brain cancer with rabies
    Upon infection, the virus hijacks the nerve cells and ascends from the infected muscles to reach the brain. Once symptoms appear, the result is nearly always death. This unique ability of the virus that gives is access to the central nervous system (CNS ...
    02/14/2017 - 11:24 am | View Link
  • Is loss of corneal reflex indication for stopping CPR?
    I'm also guessing that you didn't think about organ donation when you asked this question. I would not stop CPR due to signs of brain death if I thought I could get a patient's heart beating spontaneously again - that patient is an ideal organ donor.
    03/10/2016 - 11:00 am | 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 - 7:05 am | View Link
  • Stopping treatment with blood-thinning drug can be fatal
    New research shows that while these patients benefit from their warfarin treatment, they risk getting a blood clot in their brain if they suddenly stop taking ... product statistics and for causes of death. These contain details about the many Danish ...
    01/23/2012 - 4:17 pm | View Link
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  • Types of advance directives
    Types of advance directives vary based on state law and individual preferences within the states’ legal requirements. The 2 most common types of advance directives ...
    02/16/2017 - 12:49 pm | View Website
  • brain
    Compound Forms/Forme composte: English: Italiano: brain cell n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (nerve cell in the brain) cellula cerebrale nf
    02/15/2017 - 10:01 pm | View Website
  • Brain disease
    Related WordsSynonymsLegend: Switch to new thesaurus Noun 1. brain disease - any disorder or disease of the brain brain disorder, encephalopathy nervous disorder ...
    02/15/2017 - 2:16 pm | View Website
  • Brain damage
    Brain damage or brain injury (BI) is the destruction or degeneration of brain cells. Brain injuries occur due to a wide range of internal and external factors.
    02/14/2017 - 8:44 pm | View Website
  • On "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"
    John T. Ogilvie. The visible sign of the poet's preoccupation--the word is not too strong--is the recurrent image, particularly in his earlier work, of dark woods and ...
    02/13/2017 - 2:25 pm | View Website
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