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Promising: Personalized Vaccine for Most Lethal Type of Brain Tumor

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Photo: Brain tumor [18/12/2013] Patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) treated with an experimental vaccine made from the patient's own resected tumor tissue showed an improved survival compared with historical patients who received the standard of care alone, according to an analysis of a phase 2 trial of this vaccine.Promising: Personalized Vaccine for Most Lethal Type of Brain Tumor - Read more

Brain: Chemical Ratios Help Predict Developmental Delays in Preterm Infants

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Photo: Brain of infant [17/12/2013] Researchers have identified a potential biomarker for predicting whether a premature infant is at high risk for motor development problems, according to a new study.Brain: Chemical Ratios Help Predict Developmental Delays in Preterm Infants - Read more

Cochlear Implants: Hearing Through Sight

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Photo: Hearing [11/11/2013] Cochlear implants allow adults who have become profoundly deaf to recover the ability to understand speech. However, recovery differs between individuals. Activating the visual regions of the brain has proved essential to the satisfactory recovery of hearing.Cochlear Implants: Hearing Through Sight - Read more

Stroke Units: Specialized Stroke Care

Stroke Units: Specialized Stroke Care Fifteen million people all over the world are annually suffering a stroke. Approximately 5.5 million of them die and another 5 million suffer permanent damage from stroke. A patient’s prognosis significantly improves, when the hospital treatment takes place in a specialized unit, a so-called stroke unit.Stroke Units: Specialized Stroke Care - Read more

Emergency: Minority of Stroke Victims Sees Doctor Soon

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Photo: Ticking clock [15/10/2013] In a study of over 270 patients newly diagnosed with minor strokes or transient ischaemic attack (TIA), only a minority sought medical help within the timeframe recommended by the Royal College of Physicians.Emergency: Minority of Stroke Victims Sees Doctor Soon - Read more