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 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
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    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
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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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    "This is not about the NFL stopping [brain research]. Quite the opposite. ... which currently can be diagnosed only after death -- in living
    05/23/2016 - 3:01 pm | View Link
  • Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16 - Broadway World
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    05/23/2016 - 12:30 pm | View Link
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    ... played the promotional game, stopping off to ... the idea for “Donny’s Death Scene” to the ... My brain is filled with these facts that ...
    05/23/2016 - 4:59 am | View Link
  • Viral and Bacterial Links to the Brain's Decline - MSNBC Newsweek
    ... short bursts of disease and death are often ... the brain and cause subtle changes to our brain ... in hopes of slowing down or stopping the ...
    05/22/2016 - 11:32 am | View Link
  • Momentum firmly against death penalty in U.S., Dead Man Walking ... - CBC
    ... of the death penalty. So the theory of the death ... The costliness of it is stopping people in ... Just like [if] you got a brain tumour, ...
    05/22/2016 - 6:47 am | View Link
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    05/18/2016 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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    02/5/2015 - 4:08 pm | View Link
  • Stopping the death of synapses: an interview with Dr Soledad Galli
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    11/11/2014 - 7:05 am | View Link
  • Stopping electrical firestorms in the brain
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    12/6/2013 - 11:21 pm | View Link
  • Stopping a virtual time-bomb in the brain
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    09/15/2013 - 3:27 am | View Link
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  • Brain Activity After Death -- Natural Health Blog
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    05/21/2016 - 2:50 am | View Website
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    05/20/2016 - 9:13 pm | View Website
  • Some Confirmatory Tests for Brain Death
    Brain death is one of the most serious diagnoses a neurologist can make. Unlike severe forms of coma, a diagnosis of brain death means there is no coming back.
    05/20/2016 - 6:21 pm | View Website
  • Clinical death
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    05/20/2016 - 6:25 am | View Website
  • Brain Death and Technological Change:
    As we learn to repair brain injuries, we will no longer be able to use the traditional brain death definitions.
    05/19/2016 - 11:09 pm | View Website
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