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Ultrasound jump-starts brain of man in coma | KurzweilAI

Ultrasound jump-starts brain of man in coma | KurzweilAI

UCLA neurosurgeons used ultrasound to “jump-start” the brain of a 25-year-old man from a coma, and he has made remarkable progress following the treatment.

The technique, called “low-intensity focused ultrasound pulsation” (LIFUP), works non-invasively and without affecting intervening tissues. It excites neurons in the thalamus, an egg-shaped structure that serves as the brain’s central hub for processing information.

Source: Ultrasound jump-starts brain of man in coma | KurzweilAI