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Life, death and the brain

Doctors have discovered that some patients with brain injuries who were previously thought to be in a persistent vegetative state may actually be conscious.

Professor David Menon, an anaesthetics expert from Cambridge University, explains whether this makes the decision to keep someone alive easier.

The research features in the documentary Between Life and Death, on BBC1.

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