As individuals, few of us will ever experience the stressor states inflicted on torture victims with the goal of retrieving information. It is difficult for our empathy to extend to these extremities of suffering, leaving us with a poor understanding …
Nessa Fitzgerald gives an update on the plans to perform the very controversial human head transplant: the surgeon who proposed it and the head donor who is willing to take the risk for a chance of a better life and the advancement of medical science
Three years ago, Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero announced that he could perform a human head transplant in a two-part procedure called HEAVEN (head anastomosis venture) and Gemini (the fusion of the spinal cord). Many have dismissed Canavero’s plans, with one …
The multidisciplinary and international team of researchers hope to combat the issues associated with an ageing population and its implication on health policy and patient care.
This year the Department of Health Sciences welcomes the first four Atlantic Fellows from the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) who represent “the first of an international network of ‘change agents’ in the global fight against dementia”.
GBHI is a …