Taisia Sidorova, a 21-year-old girl from St Petersburg, Russia, smashed her skull and damaged her brain during a horrific car crash. It was so bad that doctors didn't expect Taisia to ever recover. Amazingly, three years later, she's better and has developed a new artistic ability that didn't even exist before.
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was a victim of a senseless, horrific crime that's left her fighting for her life. We're all hoping she'll be able to live a normal life again. New Scientist examines the medical science behind her road to recovery.