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Influenza Virus Samples of 1918

...sts discovered samples of the 1918 strain in fixed autopsy tissues and in the body of a woman buried in the Alaskan permafrost. The article places this discovery in the context of decades of research into the cause of pandemic influenza, and the authors detail the strange convergence of events that allowed...

Repeated Brain Stimulation in Old Age can Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

...r's disease. Researchers also performed a brain autopsy on the 102 participants who died. They found that a cognitively active person in old age was 2.6 times less likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's disease than a cognitively inactive person in old age. This association remained after controlli...

No Avian Flu In West Bengal And Kerala

...d the sites and conducted detailed examination and autopsy on the duck carcasses. The samples were collected and sent to HSADL, Bhopal, which have been tested negative for Avian Influenza (H5&H7). No further unusual mortality has been reported from Kuttanad....

New Approach to Treating Precancerous Esophagus Condition

...'s esophagus is difficult to determine, studies at autopsy indicate that the condition occurs in one in every 60 to 80 people in the United States, mostly in Caucasians. It also occurs four times more frequently in men than women. About 10 percent of patients with long-term gastrointestinal reflux, or heartb...

Army Hospital Conducts First Multiple Organ Retrieval and Transplantation

...usband's organs but being a road accident case, an autopsy was a legal requirement, an army spokesman here said Thursday. Through autopsies are generally not carried out in army hospitals, a doctor from the state-run Safdarjung Hospital conducted the procedure to facilitate the speedy retrieval of Chand's ...

Death from Exposure to WTC Dust Confirmed

...Although a New Jersey pathologist who conducted an autopsy last year concluded that Detective Zadroga's death was linked to trade center dust, city officials have not accepted that finding. The medical examiner's decision could now be cited as supporting evidence in the federal lawsuits filed against the c...

Personality Changes may Help to Identify a Form of Dementia

...followed the participants through death, including autopsy results. During yearly interviews, participants or their family members were asked about changes in personality, interests and drives. People with dementia with Lewy bodies were two times more prone to have passive personality traits at the time of...

Death Due to Drowning can Be Identified With the Aid of 'Virtual Autopsy'

...f Radiology . MDCT is comparable to conventional autopsy in demonstrating airway froth and sediment that ar... to facilitate or reduce the need for conventional autopsy when drowning is the suspected cause of death," said lead author Angela D. Levy, M.D., from the Depa...

Mix of Disease Process in Brain Leads to Dementia

...pon death. The current study compared clinical and autopsy data on the first 141 participants who have died. ...injury or others. Comparison of the clinical and autopsy results showed that only 30 percent of people with signs of dementia had Alzheimers disease alone. B...

The Flu- More Than Just That

...earch Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia, studied autopsy reports on people who died from heart disease in that city, between the years 1993 and 2000. "This was a population where only a small minority were receiving flu vaccines or statin drugs, so this enabled us to see what happened naturally in the ab...

Jharkhand Elephant may Have Been Poisoned

...5 km from Ranchi. Forest officials are awaiting an autopsy to ascertain the cause of death. But they suspect it was poisoned. "We are not sure but we strongly believe the elephant was poisoned to death by villagers. Elephants have caused havoc and villagers might have used poison to drive away the tuskers,...

New Research Shows That Flu is a Trigger of Heart Attacks

...3 and 2000 in St Petersburg that had been shown by autopsy reports to be due to coronary heart disease. "T...of these medicines," said Prof Madjid. "Relying on autopsy reports rather than death certificates enabled us to be much more accurate about the cause of death,...

More Money to Flow for First Responders at Ground Zero

... terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre. An autopsy conducted on a 34-year-old police officer last year confirmed the link between the respiratory problems and the exposure at Ground Zero. Around 40,000 people helped clear debris from the site of the World Trade Center in late 2001 and early 2002 an...

Young People Who Died Suddenly, Inexplicably Had Genetic Heart Defects

...postmortem genetic testing -- known as a molecular autopsy -- they found that more than one-third died due to...s, the defects can’t be detected with conventional autopsy methods -- so families have been left with the additional grief of wondering what caused the prematu...

Ex-workers Ask HLL to Accept Liability for Mercury Deaths

...ercury contamination, to block roads and demand an autopsy to assess the possibility of mercury-induced damage. Many in the crowd, including civil rights and environmental activists, had also worked with Natarajan in the factory on the outskirts of this resort town before it was shut down by the government...

Mighty Conqueror Felled by Stomach Cancer

...from 135 gastric cancer patients. In addition were autopsy reports, family medical histories, eyewitness accounts and Bonaparte’s memoirs. The original autopsy descriptions indicated that Bonaparte’s stomach had two ulcerated lesions: a large one on the stomac...

Study Offers Window into Human Behavior, Brain Disease

...aging. They also are studying VENs, themselves, in autopsy studies using neuropathological techniques. As FTD is a disease for which there is as yet no disease-modifying therapy, studies of von Economo neurons could provide new strategies. Why the cells are vulnerable is still a mystery, says Seeley. Bu...

A Study Finds VENs Devastated in FTD

...cal Association, examined brain tissue acquired at autopsy and found that VENs were devastated in FTD//. Von Economo neurons (VENs) are uniquely shaped brain cells that seem to have evolved in a select group of socially complex species: great apes, humans, and, as reported last month, whales. Across specie...

Stem Cells In Brain Have Potential For Sensing Damage And To Repair

...amed Numb and Numblike. A postnatal mouse brains autopsy conducted 7 and 14 days after the genetic modification revealed that absence of proteins Numb and Numblike led to severe brain ventricle enlargement. To the astonishment of the researchers, the damage to the left ventricular wall was substantially ...

Study Underway to Identify Genes Contributing to Heart Attack Risk

...k to pinpoint specific atherosclerosis genes. This autopsy study included about 3,000 young people, ages 15 to 34, who died from accidental causes, suicide and homicide. This study, which started in 1985, provided some of the best evidence that the process of atherosclerosis begins in childhood and adolescen...

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