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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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An inquiry for the neuropathology community from two illustrious German neurologists regarding... by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Prof. Dr. Gunther Deuschl Prof. Dr. Olaf Jansen     The                        The following is ... Read on »
The Einstein/Rorke-Adams Connection by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Dr. Lucy Rorke-Adams I'm not sure how many in the neuropathology community know this, but our renowned colleague Lucy Rorke-Adams  donated slices of Albert ... Read on »
Best Post of September 2014: New ISN book on Peripherap Nerve Disorders coming soon 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 26, 2014. The update on this post is that the book is NOW AVAILABLE!  The cost is a reasonable £119.11 (€148.80 ... Read on »
Robin Williams had Lewy Body Disease by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Robin Williams The official cause of Robin Williams' death, released Friday by the Marin County coroner, was ruled a suicide by hanging, with no evidence ... Read on »
"Atlas of Gross Neuropathology" to be released in the United States tomorrow! by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I just received this nice email in my inbox this afternoon from a rising star in the neuropathology firmament. I hope that  readers will share their feedba ... Read on »
Best Post of August 2015: 35-year-old woman who died after a presumed seizure episode 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 Thursday, August 21, 2014: A 35-year-old woman died after a witness saw her "foaming at the mouth". A seizure was ... Read on »
My secret agent intercepted this communication by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Editors: Seth Love, Arie Perry, James Ironside, Herbert Budka Title: Greenfield's Neuropathology 9e ISBN: 9781444166934 Publisher: Taylor & Francis Estimated p ... Read on »
New ISN book – Peripheral Nerve Disorders – coming soon by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health A new book covering peripheral nerve diseases (part of the International Society of Neuropathology series)  is about to be released . The book editors are Jean-Michel Val ... Read on »
Best Post of July 2014: 3D print of white matter "captures a sense of delicate complexity that... 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 July 2, 2014: Creating an accurate 3D model of the brain's white matter for Philadelphia's Franklin Institute was ... Read on »
PBS's Frontline Spotlights Neuropathology in Documentary Film by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health In the film, which premieres Tuesday, Oct. 8 beginning at 9 pm EST, FRONTLINE investigates the hidden story of the NFL’s response to head injuries. Through interviews with ... Read on »
Amyloid-beta and neurofilament in 3D by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Three-dimensional immunohistological visualization of Aβ (green) and neurofilament (red) in a 500-micron thick block of human post-mortem Alzheimer disease tissue.   From ... Read on »
Best Post of June 2014: Higgins Leads Athena's Quest for More Specific Epilepsy Diagnoses 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 Thursday, June 5, 2014: Joseph J. Higgins, MD Last month I had an opportunity to sit down with ... Read on »
Best Post of May 2014: Primary Progressive Aphasia (non-fluent/agrammatic variant) in a patient... 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 May 14, 2014: I recently performed an autopsy on a 67-year-old man had a seven-year history of progressive difficulty w ... Read on »
35-year-old woman who died after a presumed seizure episode by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health A 35-year-old woman died after a witness saw her "foaming at the mouth". A seizure was presumed to have occurred by emergency personnel. At autopsy, there was mild dilatatio ... Read on »
Dr. Peter Cummings Challenges Neuropathologists to Ice Bucket Challenge by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Peter Cummings, MD Dr. Peter Cummings has challenged his neuropathology colleagues to take the ALS ice bucket challenge. The good doctor dumps a bucket of ... Read on »
Best Post of April 2014: Nobel Laureate Prusiner Tells His Story 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 April 8, 2014: Just published by Yale University Press: Stanley Prusiner's new book, Madness and Memory: The Discovery ... Read on »
Best of March 2014: Vulnerability of Glioblastoma Cells to Catastrophic Vacuolization and Death... 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 March 21, 2014: Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have introduced what could possibly be a revol ... Read on »
Best Post of February 2014: Seizing Control of Brain Seizures 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 February 27, 2014: How can trauma lead to chronic seizures? Berkeley researcher Daniela Kaufer found that only when al ... Read on »
Best Post of January 2014 -- 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 The next in our Best of the Month series comes from January 16, 2014:  Professor Margaret Lock supplies an ethnographic account of Alzh ... Read on »
"In a decade, the only people who are still playing football will be African-Americans and working... by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Harry Edwards, PhD The public health policy debate (in which neuropathologists are inevitably enmeshed by virtue their involvement in the diagnosis of chron ... Read on »