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A new test by UCLA was used on a 25-year-old man who has become the first coma patient to regain consciousness without life-threatening surgery.

The researchers placed the device on the man’s head and activated it to send pulses of ultrasound into the thalamus.

They activated it 10 times over 10 minutes, each time for 30 seconds.

By activating the device, they were creating a sphere of acoustic energy that could be aimed at different regions of the brain to stimulate tissue

Within days of waking up, he was fully conscious, responding to questions, and even gave his doctor a fist-bump.

It is the first time such an approach has been used to treat severe brain injury.

The procedure marks a significant step in medical understanding that could save and transform millions of lives.

The full article is available on the Daily Mail website

 

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A new test by UCLA was used on a 25-year-old man who has become the first coma patient to regain consciousness without life-threatening surgery. The researchers placed the device on the man's head and activated it to send pulses of ultrasound into the thalamus. They activated it 10 times over 10...