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Study finds mix of disease processes at work in brains of most people with dementia

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

'Virtual autopsy' helps identify drowning as cause of death

... of 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...

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,...

Napoleon's mysterious death unmasked, UT Southwestern researcher says

... of European power had he escaped his exile. An autopsy at the time cited stomach cancer as the cause of d...researchers combined current medical knowledge and autopsy reports, memoirs of the physicians who treated Napoleon on the island, eyewitness accounts and medic...

A potential biological cause for sudden infant death syndrome

New autopsy data provide the strongest evidence yet that sudde...l Boston and Harvard Medical School examined brain autopsy specimens from 31 infants who had died from SIDS and 10 who had died acutely from other causes, prov...

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...

Scientists work to identify genes that contribute to early 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...

Mouse study reveals new clues about virulence of 1918 influenza virus

... prime of life. Modern analyses of 1918 flu victim autopsy samples show extreme and extensive damage to lung tissues. This observation gave rise to the hypothesis that the 1918 flu virus infection provoked an uncontrolled inflammatory response leading to rapid lung failure and death. To test this idea, Dr...

Argonne researchers confirm lead in Beethoven's illness

...oughout his adult life. His abdominal symptoms and autopsy findings are both consistent with lead poisoning, Walsh said. There have been documented cases of deafness resulting from lead poisoning, but this has been a relatively rare occurrence. There is no solid evidence that lead poisoning was a cause of B...

New possibilities for flu antiviral and vaccine research emerge from 'Spanish flu' virus

...e information was recovered in fragments from lung autopsy materials and lung tissues from a flu victim who was buried in the Alaskan permafrost in 1918. The virus is contained at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), following stringent safety conditions designated for flu viruses and heig...

Mystery Blood Vessel Disorder Implicated In 'Mini' Strokes

...ill also attempt to replicate their MRI data in an autopsy study of patients who died with dolichoectasia. ### Article: "Intracranial Arterial Dolichoectasia and Small-Vessel Disease in Stroke Patients," by Fernando Pico, Julien Labreuche, Pierre-Jean Touboul, Didier Leys, and Pierre Amarenco for the GENIC...

Neuronal 'traffic jam' marks early Alzheimer's disease

...s colleagues also examined brain sections taken at autopsy from humans with different stages of Alzheimer's disease. They detected the same kinds of swelling in those samples that they had seen in the mice. "This was a small, initial neuropathological study, but we believe that it is significant," said Golds...

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