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Brain Stimulation Tested to Awaken Coma Patients
Two out of three people who received noninvasive ultrasound appear to have gained some level of consciousness, according to preliminary trial results.
Brain Stimulation Tested to Awaken Coma Patients
Brain Stimulation Tested to Awaken Coma Patients

Two out of three people who received noninvasive ultrasound appear to have gained some level of consciousness, according to preliminary trial results.

Two out of three people who received noninvasive ultrasound appear to have gained some level of consciousness, according to preliminary trial results.

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