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Ramenra
08:08 PM on 10/24/2012
The real question should be, did they find out how to control his seizures???
08:39 PM on 10/24/2012
I too, was wishing him well, and hoping that he's better now.
09:16 PM on 10/24/2012
The real question is, did Leonoardo DiCaprio get the japanese dude out.
09:53 PM on 10/24/2012
I'll give you points for effort ;)
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porsche996
an inelastic scattering of photons
08:06 PM on 10/24/2012
Now if we could just find the conservative area.....we could ablate our way to freedom with little magnetic beanies we make them wear.
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Ricardo Martin
I've lost my mind, and I don't want it back
09:00 PM on 10/24/2012
Ignoring the fact that your idea is blatant fascism, the way to find the conservative area is to lock him in solitary and bombard him with liberal propaganda. Whichever part of his head he hits the wall with first will be it.
09:08 PM on 10/24/2012
We would do that for libs... but studies have consisively proven they have NO brain...
09:55 PM on 10/24/2012
Well there have actually been studies, you might want to google that stuff and learn the actual results of these.
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Martha Stuart
08:04 PM on 10/24/2012
It is a very interesting study, but how about applauding the efforts of Ron Blackwell? He's the one who allowed the docs to poke around in his brain.
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Ricardo Martin
I've lost my mind, and I don't want it back
08:55 PM on 10/24/2012
Forgive my classist remark: He was the subject. He's not exactly allowed to be recognized in the same station as the researchers. He may be recognized in the journal, but unfortunately etiquette dictates that he be treated like a lab monkey.
finch5
In the long run there is only the short run.
09:27 PM on 10/25/2012
The headline was "Intrepid Patient Helps Scientists Settle Brain Debate".

Blackwell was recognized by name in this article before the neurologist's was.

I don't think your remark was classist, just cynical.
09:58 PM on 10/24/2012
How about applauding everyone involved.
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Martha Stuart
01:49 AM on 10/25/2012
Absolutely!
Ebeneezer Frib
Conservatism: Ideology divorced from practicality
07:46 PM on 10/24/2012
When creation 'science' figures out something like this, let me know.
06:35 PM on 10/24/2012
Which somebody else?
05:44 PM on 10/24/2012
Thank you, Mr. Blackwell. You are a kind and generous man for agreeing too the research. I hope your condition improves, and that the knowledge you brought us helps others as well.
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mddunnington
05:36 PM on 10/24/2012
Poor guy, get better.
05:21 PM on 10/24/2012
As much as I love to hear that this patient help further science, it seems to me that epilepsy treatment in the United States is still in the dark ages...see I know all too well since my son at four years old had myoclonic astatic epilepsy and for 365 days every day he had over 500 seizures a day (all kinds), he was loosing his cognition, his speech, his gross and motor skills were all but disappearing rather rapidly, until I went to a Dr. in Guayaquil Ecuador, guess what he cured my son, he utilized electromagnetic therapy with hyperbaric oxygen treatment and then we weaned my son of his meds, today after two years with out meds he is 100% seizure free. Not only did we not have to resort to a crazy diet, or to pills but we did not have to resort to draconian methods of removing parts of the brain. It does help in some situation, but other times it just leaves the patient even more delayed and does not provide freedom from the seizures always....hmmm? I wonder should we as Americans continue to use meds, surgery or look for other ways to treat brain diseases, such as epilepsy with non-invasive methods?? I think so. I am glad the guy got some help...hopefully one day meds will not be the only way to treat this god awful disease that just sucks so much.
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takawalk
Folks can disagree without being disagreeable.
07:58 PM on 10/24/2012
Glad you got relieve.
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ericadawn16
08:05 PM on 10/24/2012
If only Epilepsy Awareness had a cute color or could become trendy, right?

I know I'll be trying to educate in November, Epilepsy Awareness Month.
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rexy640421
04:56 PM on 10/24/2012
FOR SCIENCE!
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J0E1
Don't blame me, I'm not a republicrat.
03:15 PM on 10/24/2012
So... did they find the spot, destroy the area of the brain, and successfully eliminate his seizures?  The rest of the article is fascinating but you can't just leave that part unresolved.
03:53 PM on 10/24/2012
They did not operate because the source was too close to other key parts of the brain, but he is on new medications and his seizures have subsided. From Fox news.
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new beginning
Practice random acts of kindness-change the world
06:25 PM on 10/24/2012
Thanks for filling in that blank!
10:12 AM on 10/25/2012
@River: Thanks.

To HuffPo: It's sad when Fox News covers a story more thoroughly than you.