Doctors Test if Rapid Chilling Can Save Trauma Patients’ Lives
Doctors Test if Rapid Chilling Can Save Trauma Patients’ Lives
A clinical trial is underway to see if suspended animation, in which the body is cooled to 10–15 °Celsius, could slow patients’ decline and give doctors time to operate.
Doctors Test if Rapid Chilling Can Save Trauma Patients’ Lives
Doctors Test if Rapid Chilling Can Save Trauma Patients’ Lives

A clinical trial is underway to see if suspended animation, in which the body is cooled to 10–15 °Celsius, could slow patients’ decline and give doctors time to operate.

A clinical trial is underway to see if suspended animation, in which the body is cooled to 10–15 °Celsius, could slow patients’ decline and give doctors time to operate.

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Missing Brain Hemisphere Tied to Fortified Neural Networks
Missing Brain Hemisphere Tied to Fortified Neural Networks
Kerry Grens | Nov 20, 2019
A small study finds that patients who had half their brains removed to treat epilepsy have stronger neural networks than controls, perhaps explaining how they can retain language and cognition skills.
Defining Rare Disorders: A Profile of Judith Hall
Defining Rare Disorders: A Profile of Judith Hall
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 1, 2019
By bringing genetics into clinical medicine, the University of British Columbia medical geneticist helped to identify the gene mutations responsible for many rare diseases.
How 3-D Printing Could Help Shape Surgery
How 3-D Printing Could Help Shape Surgery
Sarah Webb | Jul 2, 2019
Technology is enabling increasingly lifelike models of organs to help doctors practice operations.
Cancer Leader LaSalle Leffall, Jr. Dies
Cancer Leader LaSalle Leffall, Jr. Dies
Ashley Yeager | May 30, 2019
The Howard University surgeon was the first African American president of the American Cancer Society and mentored thousands of medical students.
Self-Navigating Catheter Designed for Heart Surgery Tested in Pigs
Self-Navigating Catheter Designed for Heart Surgery Tested in Pigs
Ruth Williams | Apr 24, 2019
The robotic catheter can guide its own movements within the heart of a live mammal to the site of a leaky valve replacement.
General Anesthesia Causes Telltale Brain Activity Patterns
General Anesthesia Causes Telltale Brain Activity Patterns
Emery N. Brown, Francisco J. Flores | Feb 28, 2019
The drugs lead to widespread, predictable changes in brain waves that can help anesthesiologists personalize anesthesia and develop anesthetic-based treatments.
Infographic: How General Anesthesia Works
Infographic: How General Anesthesia Works
Emery N. Brown, Francisco J. Flores | Feb 28, 2019
Drugs that doctors use to sedate patients during traumatic medical procedures act on neural receptors to alter brain activity.
Image of the Day: Conjoined and Separated
Image of the Day: Conjoined and Separated
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 28, 2019
Now two years old, the Delaney twins were born joined at the head and were successfully separated in June 2017.
Pig Hearts Provide Long-Term Cardiac Function in Baboons
Pig Hearts Provide Long-Term Cardiac Function in Baboons
Ruth Williams | Dec 5, 2018
Primates receiving heart transplants from genetically engineered pigs have survived more than six months, a new study reveals.