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
  • What would it mean for AI to have a soul?
    After death, the soul is “released from the chains of the body ... “On the contrary, all functions attributable to this kind of soul can be explained by the workings of the brain.” Likewise, Phillip Clayton at Claremont School of Theology in ...
    06/17/2018 - 7:17 pm | View Link
  • The geopolitics of the afterlife get messy in the new sci-fi spy novel Summerland
    The way he stared at Kulagin suggested that no satisfaction would be granted before death. ‘Major, I take it you will explain to Sir Stewart how either the son of his club associate or our best NKVD source in years ended up with a bullet in the brain?’
    06/17/2018 - 6:00 am | View Link
  • One special cell can revive a flatworm on the brink of death
    Nicotine’s addictiveness stems from its affinity for specific receptors in the brain. Cytisine binds the same receptors, reducing a quitter’s craving for nicotine. But the drug also binds a separate type of nicotine receptor, which might explain why it ...
    06/14/2018 - 5:36 am | View Link
  • Death in the Alpine
    As they hiked, their thoughts were not of death, but of the endless beauty and possibilities ... "(Search and rescue) said they were coming, but with brain damage, the window obviously is a few minutes—half an hour tops." The climber came over and ...
    06/6/2018 - 9:02 pm | View Link
  • Police investigating woman’s death at Wetlands Park as homicide
    Her death marks the 92nd homicide investigated within Clark County ... A British tourist is suing Copperfield, his company and others claiming he suffered a traumatic brain injury after participating in an illusion in which the magician appears to make ...
    06/5/2018 - 4:58 pm | View Link
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  • Death | Define Death at
    Death definition, the act of dying; the end of life; the total and permanent cessation of all the vital functions of an organism. See more.
    06/14/2018 - 7:54 pm | View Website
  • Doctors find brain activity ten minutes after 'death ...
    In a case described as 'extraordinary' and 'unexplained' doctors in Canada have found brain activity, resembling deep sleep waves, in a patient ten minutes after they were declared clinically dead.
    06/14/2018 - 9:31 am | View Website
  • Near-death experiences explained: Surge of brain activity ...
    Near-death experiences exposed: Surge of brain activity after the heart stops may trigger paranormal visions. U.S. scientists found something happens at the brink of death that pushes the conscious brain to a high level of arousal, potentially triggering visions
    06/13/2018 - 6:00 pm | View Website
  • Brain ischemia
    Brain ischemia (a.k.a. cerebral ischemia, cerebrovascular ischemia) is a condition in which there is insufficient blood flow to the brain to meet metabolic demand. This leads to poor oxygen supply or cerebral hypoxia and thus to the death of brain tissue or cerebral infarction / ischemic stroke.
    06/13/2018 - 5:10 pm | 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.
    06/13/2018 - 7:16 am | View Website
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