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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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Best Post of December 2013: What Happened to Neuropathology in 1946 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 December 3, 2013. Since posting, three readers posted comments speculating as to what indeed did happen to neuropathology ... Read on »
3D print of white matter "captures a sense of delicate complexity that evokes a sense of wonder... by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Creating an accurate 3D model of the brain's white matter for Philadelphia's Franklin Institute was a project no 3D printing company would tackle -- until 3D Systems (Rock ... Read on »
2nd Edition of "Biopsy Diagnosis of Peripheral Neuropathy" to be released August 31, 2014 by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The second edition of Biopsy Diagnosis of Peripheral Neuropathy by Drs. Juan M. Bilbao and Robert E. Schmidt is set to come out on August 31, 2014. The is from the book's de ... Read on »
Horbinski Group develops online tool to estimate likelihood of IDH1/2 mutation in a glioma by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Craig Horbinski, MD, PhD. The illustrious Craig Horbinski, MD, PhD wrote in to share a link to an online tool which his team developed which helps triage ... Read on »
Rocky Report from Columbia, MO by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Dispatch from University of Missouri Neuropathologist Douglas C. Miller, MD, PhD "I saw this rock today while out walking for exercise. To me it looks like half an axially ... Read on »
Higgins Leads Athena's Quest for More Specific Epilepsy Diagnoses by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Joseph J. Higgins, MD Last month I had an opportunity to sit down with Joseph J. Higgins, MD at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Philadel ... Read on »
Primary progressive aphasia (non-fluent/agrammatic variant) in a patient with Pick disease by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I recently performed an autopsy on a 67-year-old man had a seven-year history of progressive difficulty with halting speech. His wife described him as seeming to be “gropi ... Read on »
Anosognosia by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Anosognosia -  Real or feigned ignorance of the presence of disease, especially of paralysis. Read on »
Dr. Sandra Camelo-Piragua's upcoming atlas will fill a needed niche in the neuropathology literature by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I recently received an email from the illustrious neuropathologis at the University of Michigan, Sandra Camelo-Piragua, MD : "I just wanted to let you know about a book I ... Read on »
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 »