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
  • Heart-stopping moment Sky reporters narrowly avoid ISIS suicide bomb explosion in Mosul
    Ramsay told Sky News: “Sometimes you have to run into a front line, even though your brain is screaming ‘don’t go ... The Brit journalist described his brush with death when one of ISIS’s deadly mortar rounds landed just feet away from ...
    03/16/2017 - 3:41 pm | View Link
  • Gabrielle Giffords to Arizona lawmakers: 'Stopping gun violence takes courage, the courage to do what’s right'
    She listened and held the hand of Jennifer Longdon, an Arizona gunshot survivor who spoke about the bullet that hit her spine and the one that pierced her fiance’s brain. And she shook ... 46 percent fewer women are shot to death by their partners ...
    03/15/2017 - 8:00 pm | 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
  • 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 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
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  • 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 ...
    03/23/2017 - 6:26 am | View Website
  • Life and death at his fingertips: watching a brain surgeon ...
    Henry Marsh is one of the country's top neurosurgeons and a pioneer of neurosurgical advances in Ukraine. Erica Wagner witnesses life on a knife-edge.
    03/22/2017 - 10:24 am | View Website
  • Invokana: SGLT2 Diabetes Drug Side Effects & FDA Warnings
    Invokana belongs to a newer class of Type 2 diabetes treatments called sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, a class of medication that works by ...
    03/21/2017 - 8:19 pm | View Website
  • Traumatic brain injury Complications
    Traumatic brain injury — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatment.
    03/21/2017 - 1:57 am | View Website
  • Adderall Side Effects [Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine ...
    Adderall XR is a powerful blend of four amphetamines that includes Dexedrine and Benzedrine.
    03/19/2017 - 9:47 pm | View Website
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