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Researchers have restored consciousness in a man who has spent 15 years in a vegetative state

A medical technician conducts an MRI brain scan on Tirto, a Komodo dragon,at a clinic in Singapore August 23, 2003. The eight-year-old male Komododragon from the Singapore Zoological Gardens went for a brain scan to see ifit had problems with its nervous system. Tirto, weighing 42 kg (92 pounds)and measuring 2.3 metres (7.5 feet) long had been having problems eating andwalking. The zoo initially tried steroid treatment, but has now turned tothe traditional Chinese acupuncture to solve the problem. REUTERS/DavidLohPP03090006DL/CP - RP4DRIFSQWAA

VNS sends mild pulses of electrical energy at regular intervals to the brain via the vagus nerve. Image: REUTERS

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