A Rediscovered Way to Save Lives: Cooling the Brain for its Own Good

9th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

Doctors have known for centuries that controlled cooling can save certain patients from death or brain damage -- during heart operations, after strokes, even after spinal injuries. German surgeons have found success in cooling some at-risk patients to alarmingly low temperatures. For some pharmaceutical companies, though, it's too low-tech.

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