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Explanation of Coma and Persistent Vegetative State

Chart showing causes of coma. This is very important to all of you fiction writers out there.

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Boy, 2, is the first to have cerebral palsy 'successfully treated' using stem cells, taking him from a vegetative state to walking and talking

Before his treatment, the patient had been in a persistent vegetative state for nine weeks due to having a heart attack

Boy, 2, is the first to have cerebral palsy 'successfully treated' using stem cells, taking him from a vegetative state to walking and talking

Doctors have successfully treated paediatric cerebral palsy with umbilical cord blood for the first time,on a patient known only L.B. They say the breakthrough dispels long-held doubts surrounding the effectiveness of stem cell therapy

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Explanation of Coma and Persistent Vegetative State

Information regarding coma and vegetative state when a person has the ability to be awake yet is completely unaware of their surroundings.

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Brain-damaged man 'aware' of scientists' questions

British neuroscientist Professor Adrian Owen uses fMRI scans to detect meaningful brain activity in patients previously thought completely unaware in persistent vegetative states.