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May 28th, 2013
11:52 AM ET

Man Plays Guitar During Brain Surgery: Dr. Nader Pouratian

Dr. Nader Pouratian is on 'Starting Point' talking with John Berman and Christine Romans about the brain surgery he performed on a patient at UCLA medical center where the patient was awake throughout the surgery. The patient facilitated doctors in the completion of his surgery, by playing the guitar it helped guide surgeons throughout the surgery to repair the patient's tremor. According to Dr. Pouratian there are 'no pain receptors' inside the brain, so the patient felt no pain even though he was awake during the surgery.


Filed under: Medical • Medical breakthrough
May 28th, 2013
11:40 AM ET

Man plays guitar during brain surgery: CNN's Christine Romans reports

Christine Romans reports how a patient had brain surgery while awake. During the surgery, the patient played the guitar to help doctors perform the surgery more effectively. Surgery posted to Twitter and Vine. The surgery was to try to eliminate a tremor.


Filed under: Medical • Medical breakthrough
March 4th, 2013
10:37 AM ET

Toddler's 'functional cure' of HIV has 'huge implications' for future treatment – amFAR's Rowena Johnston explains

AmFAR's Rowena Johnston, Ph.D. on how a child's 'functional cure' from HIV could have major implications in future treatments.


Filed under: HIV/AIDS • Medical breakthrough