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A man regained consciousness after 15 years in a vegetative state. But what does that really mean?
We’re terrible at defining the difference between life and death.
New Test Could Tell Whether Comatose Patients Will Wake Up
The secret is in the brain's sugar consumption
Scientists Discover Brain Activity Beyond A Deep Coma
A new study has found that EEG activity is possible beyond the point normally considered brain death.
Brain Scan Shows Vegetative Patient Responding To Yes-or-No Questions
In a study that challenges the diagnosis of vegetative state, doctors found that the brain of a seemingly unconscious, vegetative … Continued
Man Diagnosed ‘Comatose’ For 23 Years Was Actually Conscious All Along
In what can only be described as a harrowing instance of misdiagnosis, a Belgian man presumed comatose for 23 years … Continued
A Predictor of Coma Survival
A little-understood part of the brain may provide a way to predict whether patients can wake up from their comas