A woman from the United Arab Emirates, Munira Abdulla, has reportedly regained a degree awareness and function after spending an astonishing 27 years in a state of reduced consciousness — popularly known as a coma.
If you were wondering, “Hey, scientists have done a lot recently, but when are they going to transplant memories like in Westworld?” – we’ve got good news. A team reports that they have now transplanted memories between slugs. Well, sorta, kinda.
Medicine is perfect for heartwarming stories. Some close relative is facing the most hopeless prognosis, such as being in a vegetative state. Someone tries a wild treatment, and boom, people are crying, the relative is awake, and the headlines go viral. But science doesn’t really work this way.