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
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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
  • 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
  • How Successful People Stay Productive and In Control - Yahoo! Finance
    How Successful People Stay Productive and In Control -
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  • A General Feeling of Disorder - New York Review of Books
    Curiously, the brain itself has no sense organs ... sense that it does not cause death or serious ... peristalsis accelerating or stopping, ...
    04/2/2015 - 3:22 pm | View Link
  • I Don't Have Friends—I Got a Franchise: Growing Up Fast and ... - Gawker
    There is a heart-stopping scene—before the ... Walker’s death came during the filming of ... I could turn my brain off and momentarily forget ...
    04/2/2015 - 3:14 pm | View Link
  • Robbed of its anarchic spirit, “Furious 7” shifts gears into an ... - Salon
    Walker’s death is like the tail that wags the dog ... Even amid its brain-dead incoherence “Furious 7” has two or three show-stopping chase
    04/2/2015 - 10:34 am | View Link
  • Man admits 'hit-and-run' killing - BBC
    ... particularly as it resulted in the death of ... was found to have swelling to her brain, several ... that the reason for him not stopping was ...
    03/31/2015 - 10:46 am | View Link
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  • 'Grey's Anatomy' star Ellen Pompeo 'honored and excited' to depict her character's life after Dr. Derek Shepherd's death
    is run into by a tractor trailer after stopping at an auto accident scene and tending to the injured. He is transported to a hospital with poorly trained emergency room staff, and succumbs to brain death. Grey signs a "do not resuscitate" form and allows ...
    04/27/2015 - 10:26 am | View Link
  • UK doctors given guidance on diagnosing brain death in young babies
    The guidance recommends that a clinical diagnosis of ‘death by neurological criteria’ should be made when: basic brain reflexes ... the diagnosis of death was followed by the heart beat stopping without recovery of consciousness or of the ability ...
    04/26/2015 - 10:36 pm | View Link
  • Dallas ‘Out of the Darkness’ walk aims to end silence about suicide
    Brown’s brother never talked about their mother’s death. To cope, he began using drugs and alcohol. He never fully recovered from severe brain damage he suffered ... call it [suicide], and now they’re stopping traffic for us and escorting us ...
    04/26/2015 - 5:14 pm | View Link
  • 158 Healthcare Workers Exposed to Rabies in France
    That's because, while the means in which the rabies virus attacks a body (climbing a mammal's nervous system like a ladder) makes it exceptionally hard to treat, stopping it's progress before it reaches the brain - via proactive inoculation - is ...
    04/24/2015 - 6:49 pm | View Link
  • Lawnmower whips metal wire through man’s face, he survives
    A CT scan (pictured above) then reveals that the metal wire buried itself deep into his sinus cavity, stopping right under his eye socket and beside his jaw hinge. If the wire had taken a different trajectory, it would have impaled his brain. The wire also ...
    04/23/2015 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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  • David Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal ...
    John Maynard Keynes was twitted with changing his mind. He replied, 'When the facts change, I change my opinion. What do you do, sir?' My favorite example ...
    04/27/2015 - 3:08 am | View Website
  • How to Determine Brain Death | Saving the Brain
    In the US, brain death is a legal indicator of death. It's often the reality no one wishes to confront. What is brain death? How do the doctors determine that someone ...
    04/26/2015 - 7:44 pm | View Website
  • Scientific Evidence Supporting Near-Death Experiences and ...
    Scientific evidence supporting near-death experiences, the afterlife and survival after death.
    04/26/2015 - 1:11 pm | View Website
    Treatment Scientists are investigating the use of complex motor training and medications to prevent or reverse the alcohol–related brain damage found in people ...
    04/26/2015 - 8:10 am | View Website
  • Braindead (1992)
    Directed by Peter Jackson. With Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin. A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick ...
    04/26/2015 - 1:22 am | View Website
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