Summary #1440

Scientists jump-start two people’s brains after coma

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  • 3 patients underwent low-intensity focused ultrasound treatment, which brought 2 of them out of a deep state of unconsciousness.
  • They showed improvements days after the treatment, being able to understand and respond to questions and do things like using a pen, or drinking for a water bottle.
  • The technique is still experimental, scientists need to perform more clinical trials to understand how and why it works.

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