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Study tests if familiar voices can heal traumatic brain injuries.
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research identify the active regions on the surface of comets.
British scientists have identified a new candidate for the biggest comet measured to date.
Just three days shy of one year before its planned flyby of comet Tempel 1, NASA's Stardust spacecraft has successfully performed a maneuver to adjust the time of its encounter by eight hours and 20 minutes.
A study by British and Belgian researchers found that a man who had been presumed to be in a vegetative state for five years, can communicate "yes" and "no" using only his thought patterns.
The brains of people under anesthesia respond to stimuli as they do in the deepest part of sleep â€“ lending credence to a developing theory of consciousness and suggesting a new method to assess loss of consciousness in conditions such as coma.
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Rom Houbens, a Belgian man thought to have been in coma for 23 years following an auto accident, was actually fully conscious and awake during that time and was the subject of a Good Morning America segment.
For 23 years, Rom Houben was trapped inside his paralyzed body, after doctors had mistaken his condition to be a coma following a car crash.
Astronomers from the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Hawaii have discovered multiple fragments ejected during the largest cometary outburst ever witnessed.
A new understanding of how anesthesia and anesthesia-like states are controlled in the brain opens the door to possible new future treatments of various states of loss of consciousness, such as reversible coma, according to Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists.
Comet -- A comet is a small body from the outer reaches of the solar system similar to an asteroid but composed of ice. Often described as "dirty snowballs," they are composed largely of carbon dioxide ice, methane ice, and water ice with a mixture of dust and small stony aggregates mixed in. Comets are thought to be small pieces of debris left over from the formation of the solar system, representing a sample of the original composition of the nebula that condensed to form the Sun and all...
- A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.