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Dr. Brian M. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Neuropathology
Springfield, Illinois
Asst. Professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (Springfield, IL) Departments... Full Bio
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Dr. Mike Lawlor is recognized for making critical strides in treatment of myotubular myopathy by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health X-linked myotubular myopathy (XLMTM) is a severe and fatal congenital myopathy for which there is currently no treatment.  As part of an international group of scientist ... Read on »
Nobel Laureate Prusiner Tells His Story by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Just published by Yale University Press: Stanley Prusiner's new book, Madness and Memory: The Discovery of Prions - A New Biological Principle of Disease, is now availab ... Read on »
Abstracts now being accepted for the XVIII International Congress of Neuropathology by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health \ The program for the next International Congress of Neuropathology is now ready and abstract submission is open. The meeting this year will be held in beautiful Ri ... Read on »
Vulnerability of Glioblastoma Cells to Catastrophic Vacuolization and Death Induced by a Small... by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have introduced what could possibly be a revolution in article in Cell, researchers found that molecules known as vacquin ... Read on »
Best Post of November 2013: Nanotechnology joins with cancer genomics in silencing glioblastoma... by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from November 1, 1013: Gold nanoparticles (yellow) with small interfering RNAs (green) knock down an oncogene ... Read on »
Seizing Control of Brain Seizures by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health How can trauma lead to chronic seizures? Berkeley researcher Daniela Kaufer found that only when albumin in the blood breaches the blood-brain barrier does the likelihood of ... Read on »
New Edition of Robbins coming out in June 2014 by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health 9th Edition A commenter asked when the next edition (9th) of "Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease" will be coming out. According to Amazon , the ... Read on »
Best Post of October 2013: New Study Suggests "Glymphatic System" Flushes Brain of Toxins During... by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The next in our "Best of the Month Series comes from a post that appeared on October 22, 2013. Since this posting, The New York Times has picked up on this topic. Perhaps th ... Read on »
The Alzheimer Conundrum: New Book Challenges Long-Held Assumptions by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Margaret Lock, PhD. Professor Margaret Lock supplies and ethnographic account of Alzheimer disease in her recent book, The Alzheimer Conundrum . Lock furni ... Read on »
Best Post of September 2013 by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from September 16, 2013 The Sacramento Bee recently reported that two neurosurgeons who intentionally infected thr ... Read on »
The Solution to the Football Concussion Dilemma: Hold All Games at High Altitude by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health A new study shows that high school athletes playing at higher altitudes suffer fewer concussions than those closer to sea-level, a phenomenon attributed to physiological ... Read on »
What happened to neuropathology in 1946? by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The esteemed Dr. Jim Mandell and his son were recently playing with the amazing Google Books Ngram Viewer . Google Ngram searches a huge corpus of books for the mention of a ... Read on »
Best Post of August 2013: Profile of Wash U NP Fellow Dr. PJ Cimino by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from August 1, 2013, when I profiled Dr. PJ Cimino , a prominent first-year neuropathology fellow at Washington University in S ... Read on »
Best Post of July 2013: New Muscle Pathology Text edited by Goebel, Sewry, and Weller is available by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The second edition of Muscle Disease: Pathology and Genetics will be released in August 2013. The publisher states that the book "clarifies the pathology and genetics ... Read on »
Nanotechnology joins with cancer genomics in silencing glioblastoma oncogene by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Gold nanoparticles (yellow) with small interfering RNAs (green) knock down an oncogene in glioblastoma. In a study of mice released this week in Science N ... Read on »
Guest Post from Dr. Keith Kaplan: Why Pathology? by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The following post appeared yesterday in Dr. Keith Kaplan's Digital Pathology Blog . I thought the message was important enough to re-post it here: “What animates a grea ... Read on »
New study suggests "glymphatic system" flushes brain of toxins during sleep by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Douglas Shevlin, MD A new study published in the journal Science on Thursday and reported in the Washington Post suggests that a so-called "glymphatic syste ... Read on »
Duke Docs say: Don't ignore microvasculature in evaluating muscle biopsies by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Dr. Anne Buckley Drs. Anne Buckley and Edward Bossen of Duke University have a nice review article in the current issue of Journal of Neuropathology and Ex ... Read on »
Best Post of June, 2013: Mutations in COQ2 in Familial and Sporadic Multiple System Atrophy by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from June 15, 2013 Researchers from the Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Research Collaborative in Japan just published onli ... Read on »