Our first-in-man ultrasonic thalamic stimulation in a post-comatose patient published in Brain Stimulation

thalamus ultrasoundOur very first post-coma patient undergoing LIFUP (Low Intensity Focused Ultrasound Pulsation) accepted for publication in Brain Stimulation as a letter:             Monti M.M., Schnakers C., Korb A.S., Bystritsky A., Vespa P.M. (accepted) Non-invasive ultrasonic thalamic stimulation in disorders of consciousness after severe brain injury: a first-in-man report. Brain Stimulation.

MontiLab in the news again: fMRI reveals signs of activity in former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon!

I was invited by a group of researchers at Ben-Gurion University to scan former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has supposedly been in a Vegetative State since 2007, to assess residual brain activity.

The news is reported in several media outlets:

(English) Interview on Israel’s main TV news cast, Channel 2

Report of the news on CNN

NY Times report

Reuters News

CBS News

UCLA Press Release