April 13, 2011
Scientists Complete Detailed Map of Human
The world's first
anatomically and genetically detailed map of the human brain has
been completed by U.S. scientists, who said their achievement might
lead to new treatments for a number of brain diseases.
Experts Call for Twist on Football Helmet
A new report suggests
that researchers should explore ways to redesign football helmets
to reduce the risk of brain hemorrhage after a collision, a rare
occurrence but one that could kill a player.
Use of Dietary Supplements Keeps Climbing: CDC
More than half of U.S.
adults take dietary supplements, such as multivitamins and calcium,
and their use jumped dramatically over a recent 20-year period,
according to a new government report.
Donor Lungs Kept Alive Outside Body
Using a technique that
looks like it could have been pulled from a science fiction
thriller, transplant surgeons can now keep lungs alive outside of
the body, giving them time to heal and allowing surgeons to better
assess the health of the lungs before transplant.
New RX for Large Brain Aneurysm
A new option to repair a
difficult-to-manage bulging artery in the brain has been approved
by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.