Joel Achenbach, The Washington Post Published 10:19 am PDT, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 The brain is fragile, and if deprived of oxygen - for example from a massive heart attack, or through drowning - it will quickly and catastrophically degrade, leading to irreversible brain death. And that's it - the end. But that medical orthodoxy now must contend with a major report published Wednesday in the journal Nature that is simultaneously fascinating and disturbing: Researchers at Yale School of Medicine say they have restored some cellular function in pig brains from animals decapitated four hours earlier at a local slaughterhouse. Over the course of a six-hour treatment, the brains were infused with a cocktail of synthetic fluids designed to halt cellular degeneration and restore cellular functions, such as metabolic activity. It worked: The brains continued to consume oxygen and glucose. Many brain cells, including neurons, which send messages within the brain and to the … [Read more...] about Scientists restore some brain cell functions in pigs four hours after death
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South Bend, Indiana, once a victim of "brain drain" and a shrinking population, has grown and improved under young Mayor Pete Buttigieg, 37, but more than a quarter of the population lives at or below the poverty line, according to NPR. Just about 14 percent of the country is at poverty or below, NPR reported, providing a tale of caution for those who believe Buttigieg is ready to run the country as a 2020 presidential candidate, according to activist Lisa DeBerry. "That's like a mother having her own children and not taking care of them and then wants foster children," DeBerry told NPR. "It's like no, we're not going to give you more." Buttigieg's burgeoning 2020 campaign is trumpeting his success as turning around a South Bend – "we transformed the trajectory of our city" he says – albeit not for everyone, according to DeBerry. "You're doing a lot for downtown and you're building hotels and apartments that people who are native to this town can't … [Read more...] about Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s South Bend Has Left Some Behind
An eight-year-old brain tumour survivor is to raise funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital to thank staff there for the care he received. Charlie’s brain tumour was discovered when he was four-years-old after his mum, Nicole Hirst, aged 28, noticed he was becoming more tired and walking into things.The family, of Stocksbridge, were referred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for an eye test which quickly led to an emergency CT scan when it was discovered there was intense pressure being put on his optic nerves.Nicola said: “The doctors told us that the tumour was acting like a plug in his brain and the fluid was building up around it, they said he was close to going into a fatal coma.“We were almost relieved that there was something to explain what was happening but I was terrified that we might lose him.”Charlie was admitted on to a ward at the hospital the same day before undergoing surgery to have a shunt fitted to drain the … [Read more...] about Charlie, aged eight, to raise funds for Sheffield hospital which ‘mended him’ following brain tumour diagnosis
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Is Trump Losing the Fight? Supported by ByLisa Lerer Jan. 24, 2019 Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. For the first two years of his presidency, it seemed like Donald Trump could, as he famously put it during his campaign, shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose his voters. Republican majorities in the House and the Senate negotiated his agenda on Capitol Hill. The majority leader, Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Paul Ryan protected him from serious Congressional investigations, and passed a sweeping tax bill, the president’s major legislative accomplishment. G.O.P. lawmakers largely lived in fear of angering the president’s still-loyal base if they challenged him. Times have … [Read more...] about On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Is Trump Losing the Fight?
Viet Nam News Gia Lộc HCM CITY— The fourth industrial revolution is giving rise to “smart” factories where robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and data analytics are used to link production and logistics processes and make manufacturing more intelligent, efficient and sustainable, but their number is limited in Việt Nam. Nguyễn Văn Phi Vân, technical key account director of Tetra Pak Vietnam Joint Stock Company, said: “The fourth industrial revolution brings potential value to resolve challenges which manufacturers of beverages and foods have faced.” The challenges include consumers’ increasing demand for food safety and hygiene and traceability, while manufacturers want to improve productivity and cut costs, he said. Industry 4.0 marked by the Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence, and others helps … [Read more...] about Việt Nam makes slow start on ‘smart factories’