Magnets Wake up Coma Patients

July 31, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Every year, 1.7 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury, accounting for one in five war injuries. While medicine can keep many of those suffering the most severe cases alive after a coma, giving them back function is something science has been unable to do. Now, a promising study using electromagnetic stimulation could help them wake up.