The Brain

Understanding glioblastoma, the most common—and lethal—form of brain cancer

It's even less understood than most.<p>On Wednesday, Senator John McCain’s diagnosis of a particularly aggressive brain cancer, glioblastoma (GBM), became public knowledge.<p>But what exactly is this type of cancer, and what does it mean for the senator and other patients? A report by Roche estimates …

Cancer

Just 5 Drinks A Week Can Damage Your Brain

Before you pour that nightly glass of beer or wine, consider this: You could be doing lasting damage to cognition and memory. So suggests new …

Scientists reverse brain damage in a two-year-old girl after drowning

Using a combination of oxygen therapies, doctors have been able to successfully treat a toddler who was left in water for 15 minutes<p>US scientists …

Brain Damage

IBM's AI can predict schizophrenia by looking at the brain's blood flow

Schizophrenia is not a particularly common mental health disorder in America, affecting just 1.2 percent of the population or around 3.2 million people, but its effects can be debilitating. However, pioneering research conducted by IBM and the University of Alberta could soon help doctors diagnose …

University of Alberta

Trump's deeply worrisome New York Times interview reveals a lawless president

President Donald Trump's extended, rambling new interview with the <i>New York Times</i> provides perhaps the clearest picture yet of his conviction that he …

Brain Cancer

Donald Trump’s latest defense: Everyone has wronged me

<i>Welcome to the political newsletter that remembers when John McCain told a voter in 2008 that</i> <i>Barack Obama</i> <i>was not Arab. Consider how much our politics</i> …

Brain Cancer

Mother has ‘gut instinct’ that her three-year-old has brain tumour despite being mistakenly diagnosed with hayfever

A mother's “gut instinct” told her that her three-year-old son had a brain tumour after he was mistakenly diagnosed with hayfever.<p>Rosie Bell's said …

UK News

McCain may have an advantage in his brain cancer battle

The odds are stacked against Sen. John McCain in his brain cancer battle, but the Arizona lawmaker has some numbers working in his favor, doctors say …

Brain Cancer

Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain

THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As people age, the harmful effects of heavy drinking can take a toll on key brain functions, such as …

Aging Brain

Diffusion Pharma completes production milestone for late-stage study of TSC in brain cancer; shares ahead 23%

Thinly traded nano cap Diffusion Pharmaceutics (DFFN +22.7%) jumps on a whopping 78x surge in volume in response to its announcement that it has …

Brain Cancer

I saw brain cancer like John McCain's erase someone I love — and it shows why healthcare coverage is so crucial

I am so sorry, John McCain; no one deserves a diagnosis like yours. That is the first thing I would like to say to you and your family.<p>The second: Thank you.<p>While you had every right to withhold your diagnosis of the brain cancer glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM, you and your family chose to share …

Brain Cancer

Study: Blood test for Alzheimer’s reveals harmful plaques in the brain

One key front in the battle against Alzheimer's is early detection of the disease. Breakthroughs in this area could open up more treatment options …

Dementia

Newsy: Sen. John McCain Has Been Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Sen. John McCain announced he was diagnosed with brain cancer after doctors removed a blot clot from above his left eye.

Brain Cancer

John McCain's Brain Cancer Diagnosis Shakes Up Washington

Senate Republicans expressed reverence for their colleague, and uncertainty about what will become of Obamacare repeal<p>The announcement of Sen. John …

Brain Cancer

What Is Going On With The GOP Effort To Repeal Obamacare?

The Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has been dealt a number of potentially lethal blows in recent days, but some …

Brain Tumors

Humans enter a Vulcan-like mind meld when conversing

In the Star Trek universe, Vulcans would sometimes bust out one of their most impressive abilities: the mind meld. In this maneuver, the Vulcan would …

Star Trek

Scientists discover combined sensory map for heat, humidity in fly brain

EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern University neuroscientists now can visualize how fruit flies sense and process humidity and temperature together …

Neuroscience

Morning Buzz: John McCain Has Been Diagnosed With Brain Cancer + More

Senator McCain’s announcement leads this morning’s top news stories. Check out that and more below in the Thursday Morning Buzz.<p>1. <b>Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his family announced in a statement.</b> The tumor, a very aggressive type of cancer known as a glioblastoma, was …

Brain Cancer

MORNING BRIEF: McCain diagnosed with brain tumor, says he's 'been through worse'

U.S. Sen. John McCain, who has been diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor, told Sen. Lindsey Graham over the phone Wednesday that he’s “been through worse,” and then went on to discuss health care and other policy issues.<p>McCain talked about the long road ahead regarding treatments, but said that …

Brain Tumors

Senator John McCain has brain cancer and may undergo chemotherapy | Miami Herald

Republican Senator John McCain’s office announced in a statement Wednesday night that a recent surgery revealed a cancerous tumor in his brain, and …

Brain Cancer

Axios AM

<b>Good Thursday morning.</b> <i>Situational awareness:</i> Today marks six months of President Trump ... O.J. Simpson goes before the Nevada Parole Board (1 p.m. …

Brain Tumors

LA Times reporter shares totally unverified story about John McCain turning away a brain cancer patient

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was diagnosed with brain cancer this week, and a reporter for the Los Angeles Times wants you to know that he supposedly …

Brain Cancer

Exploring the addictive nature of cigarettes

Why is it so hard to quit smoking? That was the question tackled recently by BBC World Service’s CrowdScience show. There are 1 billion smokers …

Stanford University

Antisocial personality disorder linked to impairments of white matter microstructure

Reduced integrity of major white matter pathways has been discovered in people diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), according to a …

Neuroscience

Can John McCain Survive Brain Cancer?

Sen. John McCain is battling a glioblastoma, which is the deadliest form of brain cancer, top experts say.<p>McCain’s office disclosed on Wednesday that …

Brain Cancer

'It shouldn't be happening to anyone': Many dementia cases can be prevented

In retrospect, the signs made sense. Doug Young loved cars, so much so that he spent his weekends restoring them.

Cognitive Impairment

There Is Some Hope for John McCain: I Have Treated Many Glioblastoma Patients

Glioblastoma Multiforme is an extremely aggressive form of brain cancer, but there is a chance that John McCain can outlast the worst of the prognoses.<p>It was a normal Sunday night for my patient. He mowed the lawn, cleaned the garage, and was ready for a night of watching football with his friends. …

Cancer

Breakthrough in Huntington's research at NUIG

Scientists in Co Galway have discovered that an experimental compound is effective at blocking an enzyme thought to play a role in Huntington's …

Neuroscience

Coyotes show support for McCain after brain tumor diagnosis

Christian Petersen / Getty Images Sport / Getty<p>The Arizona Coyotes are rooting for one of their most high-profile fans following a devastating …

Brain Tumors

Thursday's Morning Email: John McCain Diagnosed With Cancer

And other news of the day.<p><i>Kate Sheppard here, standing in for Lauren Weber, who is out this week. If you</i> <i>want to get The Morning Email each weekday, sign up here.</i><p>TOP STORIES<p><b>MCCAIN DIAGNOSED WITH BRAIN CANCER</b> Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been diagnosed with brain cancer following surgery to remove …

Brain Cancer