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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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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 »
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 »