Jon Hamilton

Jon Hamilton appears in the following:

Studies May Overstate The Benefits of Talk Therapy For Depression

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Studies showing that a treatment works are more likely to be published than those with a negative result. So talk therapy and drug therapy for depression are probably less effective than thought.


Hurricane Joaquin Churns In Atlantic, Could Threaten Eastern Seaboard

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The long-term forecast is still murky, but Virginia governor declares state of emergency for "major statewide rain event."


Club Drug Ketamine Gains Traction As A Treatment For Depression

Monday, September 28, 2015

Doctors and patients are using ketamine to treat severe depression, even though the anesthetic and psychedelic club drug has not been approved by the FDA for that purpose. It's not without risks.


Sleepless Fruit Flies Could Hold The Secret To Curing Insomnia

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Research on fruit flies with insomnia is revealing the pathways in the brain that can cause people to have trouble sleeping. This story originally aired on Sept. 18 on Morning Edition.


How Research On Sleepless Fruit Flies Could Help Human Insomniacs

Friday, September 18, 2015

Research on fruit flies with different types of insomnia has revealed the same brain pathways that interfere with sleep in people. The result may be better sleeping pills that don't leave you groggy.


Treatment From Brain Tissue May Have Spread Alzheimer's Protein

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Eight people who received growth hormone treatments made from human brains died decades later from a rare disease. Some also had brain damage similar to that seen in Alzheimer's, autopsies reveal.


Experimental Drug Provides New Approach To Fighting Alzheimer's

Friday, September 04, 2015

A new experimental drug is designed to slow down Alzheimer's by protecting brain cells from toxins associated with the disease. That's a different approach from other Alzheimer's drugs, which have tried to eliminate those toxins.


Oliver Sacks Was A Boundless Explorer Of The Human Brain

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Oliver Sacks, the acclaimed British-American neurologist and author, has died of cancer at the age of 82.


Snooze Alert: A Sleep Disorder May Be Harming Your Body And Brain

Monday, August 24, 2015

A lack of sleep can increase the risk of traffic accidents, heart attacks, diabetes and maybe even Alzheimer's disease, research suggests. Yet most people with sleep disorders don't get treatment.


A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The Brain

Monday, July 27, 2015

Try to look inside the brain, and you're not going to get very far. But photoacoustic imaging may be a solution for the shortcomings of conventional imaging. It uses lasers to make the brain sing.


Younger Adults With Alzheimer's Are Key To Drug Search

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A very rare genetic mutation causes some people to develop Alzheimer's in their 30s. It also makes these people the ideal candidates for tests of potential Alzheimer's drugs.


Women's Brains Appear More Vulnerable To Alzheimer's Than Men's

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Researchers at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference say there's growing evidence that women are more likely than men of the same age to develop Alzheimer's disease.


Alzheimer's Drugs In The Works Might Treat Other Diseases, Too

Sunday, July 19, 2015

By targeting the process that creates toxic clumps of protein in brain cells, scientists hope to help not just Alzheimer's patients, but perhaps also people with Lewy body dementia and Parkinson's.


Screaming For Science: The Secrets Of Crying Babies And Car Alarms

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Why do screams demand our attention like no other sound? The answer seems to involve an acoustic quality called roughness that triggers fear circuits in the brain.


Leading U.S. Psychologists Secretly Aided CIA Torture Program

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Independent investigation done for the American Psychological Association supports allegations that psychologists and APA officials enabled U.S. torture of prisoners in the wake of 9-11.


Genetic Tweaks Are Restoring Hearing In Animals, Raising Hopes For People

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

The latest accomplishment for gene therapy involves mice with inherited deafness. Meanwhile, the drugmaker Novartis is conducting the first trial of gene therapy for people with hearing loss.


How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

When people saw photos that linked a famous person with a famous place, it changed the behavior of certain neurons in their brains. And it changed their memories, too.


Science Of Sadness And Joy: 'Inside Out' Gets Childhood Emotions Right

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Pixar's animated fantasy takes viewers inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley. Psychologists say the film offers an accurate picture of how emotions and memories help make us who we are.


Chimps Are No Chumps: Give Them An Oven, They'll Learn To Cook

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

That's what researchers found when they gave chimps a device that appeared to work like an oven. The findings add to the argument that our ancestors began cooking soon after learning to control fire.


Depression Treatments Inspired By Club Drug Move Ahead In Tests

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A decade ago, scientists showed that the anesthetic ketamine could relieve major depression in hours. Now, two chemical cousins of the drug are entering the late stages of clinical testing.