A new study on consciousness could help answer the question"will they ever wake up?“
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Consciousness has long been debated, particularly in the decades since devices have been used to keep people alive after brain injury. A new study suggests that some people can “wake up” after injury.
A recent study of the brains of decapitated pigs showed activity in their brains four hours later.
A recent study on the brains of pigs suggested that some activity could be restored even after the porkers had been dead for four hours. A neuroscientist who specializes in brain death explains.
A photo of Jahi McMath shown at her funeral service at Acts Full Gospel Church in Oakland, Calif.
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California teenager Jahi McMath’s family refused to accept the diagnosis of brain death. Her case opens up a number of questions – among them – what role did race play?
A new person?
A newly registered trial aims to research reanimating brain dead people. But even if it works, it’s not clear who the new person would be.
Hamid Kehazaei’s death shows asylum seekers Australia detains are excluded from the ethical principles on which medicine and our health system are based.
Refugee Action Coalition
The news that Hamid Kehazaei, a 24-year-old Iranian asylum seeker detained on Manus Island, has been diagnosed as brain dead following his transfer to the Mater Hospital in Brisbane is a tragedy. That…