Jon Hamilton

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Sorry, Bogie, A Sigh Is Not Just A Sigh

Monday, February 08, 2016

Sighs aren't just signs of resignation, relief or the blues. Involuntary sighs are vital to lung health, say scientists who think they have figured out the brain circuitry that controls the reflex.


Lack Of Deep Sleep May Set The Stage For Alzheimer's

Monday, January 04, 2016

A mouse's brain clears out toxins during periods of deep sleep โ€” including toxins that form the sticky plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease. Could the same hold true for people?


A New Study Raises Old Questions About Antidepressants And Autism

Monday, December 14, 2015

A Canadian researcher finds that taking antidepressants while pregnant may increase the risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder. But others say the real culprit may be depression itself.


A Peek At Brain Connections May Reveal Attention Deficits

Monday, November 23, 2015

By assessing the strength of certain connections in the brain with an MRI test, researchers were often able to tell whether children and adolescents had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.


A Genetic Map Hints At What Makes A Brain Human

Monday, November 16, 2015

Differences in the patterns of genes that are turned on in brains of people and mice suggest glial cells may have helped humans develop brains that can acquire language and solve complex problems.


The Brain's GPS May Also Help Us Map Our Memories

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Brain cells that track our location also can track time and distance, a study finds. This could explain how the brain uses place and time to organize memories throughout our lives.


30,000 Brain Researchers Meld Minds At Science's Hottest Hangout

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Once an obscure hub of specialists, the yearly gathering of the Society for Neuroscience now draws some of the biggest and brightest from other fields too, seeking answers to brain and body secrets.


Weak Brain Connections May Link Premature Birth And Later Disorders

Monday, October 19, 2015

Brain scans found abnormally weak connections in the brains of premature infants may make them more prone to develop autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other emotional disorders.


Can A Cancer Drug Reverse Parkinson's Disease And Dementia?

Saturday, October 17, 2015

People with Parkinson's and related forms of dementia improved dramatically when they took a leukemia drug called nilotinib. Researchers say the drug seems to help brain cells eliminate toxins.


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 drug...


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.