Jorge Patiño

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Scientists discover life after brain death

The brain may live on after what's long been considered brain death. New research from the University of Montreal finds that there's a deeper state of coma beyond what doctors have been considering to be the final line. Traditionally, when an EEG recording — a measurement of electrical activity …

Should Terminally Ill Children Have the Right to Ask for Their Own Deaths?

While euthanasia is against the law in most of the world, this week Belgium became the first country to allow terminally ill children to choose to …

Virus injection could kill brain tumour cells

Injecting brain tumours with a virus could kill cancer cells but leave healthy cells unharmed, researchers suggest.<p>Scientists at the University of Leeds have been given a £3 million grant to research the method over five years.<p>Because the treatment is non-toxic, they hope it could be used on …

Fecal Transplant Regulations Are Too Strict, Researchers Say

By Joseph Brownstein, Contributing writer<p>Published: 02/19/2014 01:06 PM EST on LiveScience<p>Physicians use fecal transplants to treat certain intestinal infections, but the procedures recently came under strict regulations, with the Food and Drug Administration managing the transplants as though they …

Can stem cells heal broken hearts?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1054000/1054770_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524649349_fe55cb42275f3e8cf80d00491811b620<p><b>The biggest ever stem cell trial involving heart attack patients has got under way in London. The study, which will involve 3,000 patients in 11</b> …

DNA prostate test 'will predict deadliest cancer risk'

<b>DNA testing can predict which men face the highest risk of deadly prostate cancer, scientists say.</b><p>The team at the Institute of Cancer Research, in London, say men could soon be offered genetic screening in a similar way to breast cancer in women.<p>They have shown 14 separate mutations can greatly …