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New noninvasive technique may lead to low-cost therapy for patients with severe brain injury
August 24, 2016
University of California - Los Angeles
A 25-year-old man recovering from a coma has made remarkable progress following a treatment to jump-start his brain using ultrasounds, scientists report. This is the first time such an approach to severe brain injury has been tried.
The researchers targeted the thalamus with low-intensity focused ultrasound pulsation.
Credit: Martin Monti/UCLA
A 25-year-old man recovering from a coma has made remarkable progress following a treatment at UCLA to jump-start his brain using ultrasound. The technique uses sonic stimulation to excite the neurons in the thalamus, an egg-shaped structure that serves as the brain's central hub for processing information./.../
University of California - Los Angeles. "Scientists use ultrasound to jump-start a man's brain after coma: New noninvasive technique may lead to low-cost therapy for patients with severe brain injury." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 August 2016. .