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PVS and Ambien (2006)

We have always been told there is no recovery from persistent vegetative state. But across three continents, severely brain-damaged patients are awake and talking after taking … a sleeping pill. And no one is more baffled than the GP who made the breakthrough....

Study Shows Patients in Vegetative States Can Learn, Predicting Recovery (2009)

Brain-damaged patients who appear to have lost signs of conscious awareness might still be able to create new memories — showing signs of new neural networks and potential for partial recovery, a new study shows. In patients who have survived severe brain...