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
  • Indictment: Kansans Were Victims Of Cancer Cure Fraud Scheme - United States Department of Justice
    ... called it the “Federal Death Administration” ... cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, brain tumor ... in either remission of cancer or ...
    12/17/2014 - 5:24 am | View Link
  • There’s no beef between Travis Rice and Cody Townsend over who ... - Transworld Snowboarding
    ... our new  Red Bull Media House  /  Brain Farm ... to the starting point, it’s all death exposure. ... CT: It must have been terrifying ...
    12/14/2014 - 8:36 am | View Link
  • Video Detroit fights its way back from the brink - Toronto Star Online
    ... owner near his house would be beaten to death. ... perpetually late for an appointment, stopping to ... I were maybe part of this Michigan ...
    12/13/2014 - 3:54 pm | View Link
  • Dead donor rule for organ transplants is being challenged - Redstate
    The state of euthanasia in Europe - Arab News
    12/13/2014 - 11:28 am | View Link
  • 'Oh Thank Heaven!': Obamacare and 7-Eleven - American Thinker
    ... two or more procedures, a Slurpee brain freeze ... less.’ So, for tipsy customers stopping by 7 ... is making every life-and-death decision ...
    12/13/2014 - 10:07 am | View Link
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  • Calls for bravery award for woman (23) beaten to death for stopping group of men harass two women
    Tugce Albayrak, the 23-year-old female student who was beaten to death in a shocking attack after stopping a ... turn off her life support machine on being told their daughter was brain dead and would never regain consciousness. One of the biggest was ...
    12/1/2014 - 2:57 am | View Link
  • Brave Good Samaritan 'beaten to death' after stopping three men 'harassing' two women in nightclub toilet
    On Friday, her 23rd birthday, her parents made the decision to switch off the life support after doctors declared her brain dead, reports Hurriyet Daily News. 'Rolemodel': Millions across Germany have paid tribuet to Tugce Albayrak Now Tugce has been ...
    11/30/2014 - 2:28 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 - 3:05 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 - 2:21 pm | View Link
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