Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Sleeping Pill Wakes Up Brain-Damaged Vegatative Patients

Kind of off-topic for my blog but there is a fascinating story in the UK Guardian about a certain sleeping pill that has "awakened" patients in a persistant vegatative state. A great read, hope you enjoy as much as I did.

Click here for the story.

"Across three continents, brain-damaged patients are reporting remarkable improvements after taking a pill that should make them fall asleep but that, instead, appears to be waking up cells in their brains that were thought to have been dead. In the next two months, trials on patients are expected to begin in South Africa aimed at finding out exactly what is going on inside their heads. Because, at the moment, the results are baffling doctors."