Tag Archives: Head

First man to sign up for head transplant bows out, but surgeon insists list of volunteers is still ‘quite long’

Having fallen head over heels in love, the first volunteer for a human head/body transplant has pulled out, saying he could not leave his new wife and baby boy for the months that surgery surely would have required. Valery Spiridonov, a 33-year-old Russian computer scientist who suffers from a devastating muscle wasting disease that has… Read More »

Balanced reporting of sports head injuries

A group of more than 60 leading international neuroscientists, including Mark Herceg, PhD, a neuropsychologist at Northwell Health’s Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, NY, and a member of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, published a correspondence today in The Lancet Neurology, asking for balance when reporting on sports-related injury chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE… Read More »

AstraZeneca's Imfinzi fails another phase 3 trial, this time in head and neck cancer

AstraZeneca is still stinging from Imfinzi’s combo flop in non-small cell lung cancer, but it’s already staring down another defeat. On Friday, the British drugmaker said the immuno-oncology drug had failed to show it could extend the lives of patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer whose disease has worsened after chemo. The… Read More »