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+ - "Brain Pacemaker" wakes man from vegetativ->

Submitted by Kram_Gunderson
Kram_Gunderson (1053068) writes "Reuters is reporting that medical researchers have awakened a man from a six-year near-vegetative state using a pacemaker-like device tied to electrodes implanted in the man's brain. The man, who was robbed, beaten, and left for dead in 1999, can now chew his own food, speak with a limited vocabulary, and play cards with his family. The treatment was begun in 2005, and gives hope for recovery to patients in minimally-conscious states."
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