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A Tiny Electric Brain Implant Could Wake People in Comas

Unconscious monkeys zapped in one area of the brain suddenly woke up

Image: John Greim/Getty Images

LLast year, a woman from the United Arab Emirates woke up in a German hospital after a road accident in 1991 left her in a coma for 27 years. Her doctors couldn’t believe it.

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Emily Mullin

Emily Mullin

Former staff writer at Medium, where I covered biotech, genetics, and Covid-19 for OneZero, Future Human, Elemental, and the Coronavirus Blog.