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General anaesthesia and normal sleep affect brain in an amazingly similar way as consciousness fades

What happens in the brain when our conscious awareness fades during general anaesthesia and normal sleep? Finnish scientists studied this question with novel experimental designs and functional brain imaging. They


Switching from general to regional anaesthesia may cut greenhouse gas emissions

Switching from general to regional anaesthesia may help cut greenhouse emissions and ultimately help reduce global warming, indicates a real life example at one US hospital over the course of


Scientists unveil how general anaesthesia works

Hailed as one of the most important medical advances, the discovery of general anaesthetics helped transform dangerous and traumatic operations into safe and routine surgery. But despite their importance, scientists