Twilight Zone

Langreth, Robert
October 2004
Forbes Global;10/4/2004, Vol. 7 Issue 16, p60
Focuses on the efforts of neurologists and rehabilitation experts in improving the recovery of severely brain-damaged patients in comatose condition. Information on the cases of teenager Gisela Ugalde and nursery school teacher Kate Brainbridge who both recovered from severe brain damage and near-vegetative state; Findings of a study on the brain activity of minimally conscious patients; Effects of levodopa, a Parkinson's disease drug used to boost the levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, on minimally conscious patients.


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