Nipah virus resurfaces in Kerala after killing 17 last year

The deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus has resurfaced in Kerala a year after it killed 17 people, state officials said on Tuesday. A 23-year-old student tested positive for the virus, which is transmitted to humans through direct contact with infected bats, pigs or other people. Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja told reporters that four other people … Read more Nipah virus resurfaces in Kerala after killing 17 last year

Scientists spur some activity in slaughtered pigs’ brains — research might lead to new therapies for stroke

Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death. The brains could not think or sense anything, researchers stressed. By medical standards “this is not a living brain,” said Nenad Sestan of the Yale School of … Read more Scientists spur some activity in slaughtered pigs’ brains — research might lead to new therapies for stroke

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