BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup World By Andrew N. White @drewgoesin 04/26/18 AT 1:05 PM A 12-year-old boy in Northern Ireland, considered brain dead following a motorcycle accident, has now regained consciousness in what his mother has called a "miracle recovery."According to a report by Shauna Corr of Belfast Live and Daily Mirror, doctors had advised Cheryl Reid to pull her son Taylor's life support three times fearing that he would never recover. But that changed when he began showing signs of life after being unresponsive for almost a year."When I got to the hospital, they said he had a two percent chance of survival and wasn’t going to make it through the night," she told the publication. "The second day we definitely thought he was away as his body started to swell."Taylor Reid was knocked off his bike in May 2016 on a trail near his home in Belfast. The crash sent his helmet flying off his head and left … [Read more...] about Brain Dead Child Responsive Following Motorcycle Crash Leaving Him On Life Support
Get the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE How far would you go to keep your mind from failing? Would you go so far as to let a doctor drill a hole in your skull and stick a microchip in your brain? It’s not an idle question. In recent years neuroscientists have made major advances in cracking the code of memory, figuring out exactly how the human brain stores information and learning to reverse-engineer the process. Now they’ve reached the stage where they’re starting to put all of that theory into practice. Last month two research teams reported success at using electrical signals, carried into the brain via implanted wires, to boost memory in small groups of test patients. “It’s a major milestone in demonstrating the ability to restore memory function in humans,” says Dr. Robert Hampson, a neuroscientist at Wake Forest School of Medicine and the leader of one of the teams. The research is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which … [Read more...] about Memory-boosting brain implants are in the works. Would you get one?
A TEENAGER was left fighting for his life after a key got lodged in his skull during a brawl. The unnamed 19-year-old was rushed to hospital after the motorbike key was thrust two inches into his brain. Shocking scans show the metal wedged into the top of the boy's head. Doctors at the Anand Rishi Hospital in India spent more than three hours in theatre, operating on the boy to remove the key. Dr Shailendra Uttamrao Markad, said the teen could've died, but was lucky not to suffer serious internal bleeding. He said the boy was brought into hospital on April 18 at around 11am, after being involved in a fight. "The teenager was assaulted by someone and a bike key got lodged deep into his skull," Dr Markad explained. "He was brought to my out patient department at around 3.30pm, and after seeing the scan report we started the surgery at around 6.30pm that day. "The key had pierced around one and a half inches into his brain. "Luckily he didn't suffer internal bleeding and there was no … [Read more...] about Shocking scans show key lodged 2 inches into teenager’s BRAIN after fight
Chronicle news services Updated 5:27 am, Sunday, April 22, 2018 White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar was in stable but critical condition Saturday, a day after suffering a brain hemorrhage while in the dugout during a game in Chicago. Farquhar passed out in the sixth inning Friday night after getting two outs against Houston. He was helped by team medical personnel and on-site EMTs and regained consciousness before he was taken to a hospital by ambulance. The White Sox said additional testing revealed the brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm. Farquhar was receiving treatment and being closely monitored in the neurosurgical ICU unit at Rush University Medical Center. Manager Rick Renteria met with players before Saturday’s game against Houston and updated them on Farquhar’s condition. Asked if the right-hander required surgery, Renteria said, “We’ll see how they proceed and hopefully the outcome is a positive one.” The team said it will … [Read more...] about White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffers brain hemorrhage during game
Doctors at HCM City’s Chợ Rẫy Hospital perform transplants using organ taken from a brain- dead man. — Photo courtesy of Chợ Rẫy Hospital Viet Nam News HCM CITY— Doctors at HCM City’s Chợ Rẫy Hospital yesterday successfully performed organ transplants for five persons using organs from a brain-dead donor. On April 4 the 43-year-old donor was admitted to Đồng Nai General Hospital in critical condition following a traffic accident in Long Thành District. The man had suffered a traumatic brain injury, and doctors said death was imminent. Since he had expressed a desire to donate his organs and his family wanted to make his wish come true, doctors called the organ transplant co-ordination unit at Chợ Rẫy, Ngô Đức Tuấn, director of the Đồng Nai General Hospital, said. On April 5 a crew of doctors and nurses from Chợ Rẫy went to Đồng … [Read more...] about Brain-dead man donates organs, saves multiple lives