“It is a long-term vision of ours that a full recovery in such patients is a possibility, although that is not the focus of this first study. To undertake such a complex initiative, we are combining biologic regenerative medicine tools with other existing medical devices typically used for stimulation of the central nervous system, in patients with other severe disorders of consciousness. We hope to see results within the first two to three months.”
A procedure like this has not been done before, so everyone is along for the ride to see if it passes with flying colors. And if it does work, it may only be a matter of time before the world resembles The Walking Dead and we’re all doomed. Or it could be a medical breakthrough that saves lives. Why be rational, though?