Jon Hamilton

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A Doctor Unlocks Mysteries Of The Brain By Talking And Watching

Monday, September 29, 2014

If you have a problem with your heart or liver, the diagnosis will likely be made by a lab test or medical image. But neurologist Allan Ropper says those tests often fail when it comes to the brain.

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Death Cuts Short The Life Of An Alzheimer's Research Volunteer

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Justin McCowan wanted to help find a cure for Alzheimer's because it's more common in people like him who have Down syndrome. He died in his sleep last week at age 40.


A Coastal Paradise Confronts Its Watery Future

Thursday, September 18, 2014

With rising seas, cities like Satellite Beach, Fla., are debating options: defend the shoreline to avoid destruction, or retreat, withdrawing homes and businesses from the water's edge.


People With Down Syndrome Are Pioneers In Alzheimer's Research

Monday, August 25, 2014

By age 40, the brains of people with Down syndrome start to resemble those of Alzheimer's patients. Scientists hope to speed up Alzheimer's drug development by studying people with Down syndrome.


Scientists Say Child's Play Helps Build A Better Brain

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Children learn their most important lessons on the playground, not in the classroom, researchers say.


Oxytocin Isn't Lacking In Children With Autism, Researchers Say

Monday, August 04, 2014

Since the hormone oxytocin makes people more social, it's easy to imagine it might cause the social deficits of autism. But a study found children with autism no more likely to be short of oxytocin.


Bingeing On Bad News Can Fuel Daily Stress

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Simply watching, reading or listening to steady news coverage of a traumatic event can be as stressful as experiencing the event in person, research suggests.


Your Brain's Got Rhythm, And Syncs When You Think

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Scientists have evidence that beats in the brain — in the form of rhythmic electrical pulses — are involved in everything from memory to motion. And music can help when those rhythms go wrong.


Bursts Of Light Create Memories, Then Take Them Away

Monday, June 02, 2014

Scientists seem to have answered a fundamental question about the nature of memory. They have found compelling evidence that memories are made by strengthening connections between certain brain cells.


Pregnancy Hormone May Reduce Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Monday, June 02, 2014

Women with multiple sclerosis often find that they have fewer problems when they are expecting. That led researchers to develop an experimental drug based on a hormone associated with pregnancy.


Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The research project would place electronic devices in the brain in an attempt to combat post-traumatic stress, depression and other problems that have plagued many veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.


NOAA Predicts Relatively Quiet Atlantic Hurricane Season

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects a relatively quiet Atlantic hurricane season, with three to six hurricanes developing between June 1 and the end of November. Forecasters say they expect El Nino conditions to develop in the coming months, which should produce winds in the Atlantic that discourage hurricane formation.


Anti-Aging Hormone Could Make You Smarter

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Scientists have found that a hormone associated with long life also seems to make people smarter. The gene strengthens the connections between brain cells, a process that's essential for learning.


Max Planck Goes To Florida, Invites Brain Scientists To Join

Monday, May 05, 2014

Germany's famous Max Planck Society has opened a brain research institute in Jupiter, Fla. It's another move in the international competition to attract the best brain researchers.


Boats Carrying Migrants Capsize Off Greece; At Least 22 Dead

Monday, May 05, 2014

The two boats, one a 6-foot dinghy, were carrying dozens of illegal migrants hoping to reach the Greek coast. Four of the dead are children.


Education May Help Insulate The Brain Against Traumatic Injury

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

People recover better from serious brain injuries if they've had more formal education, researchers say. They're not sure why book learning promotes cognitive reserve.


One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic Seizures

Friday, April 18, 2014

Ivan Soltesz studies epilepsy in mice, but says children with chronic seizures are his inspiration. He's closing in on a way to quell the seizures with light — and without drugs' side effects.


Gene Linked To Alzheimer's Poses A Special Threat To Women

Monday, April 14, 2014

Scientists have figured out one reason women might be more vulnerable to Alzheimer's: A risk gene doubles women's chances of getting the disease but has minimal effect on men.


The Forgotten Childhood: Why Early Memories Fade

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Childhood amnesia descends gradually — and later than you might think, researchers say. Many 7-year-olds have robust memories of experiences from when they were 3 or even younger.


Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

In nine months the human brain grows from a single cell to more than 80 billion. Mapping how genes are activated gives scientists clues to the origins of mental disorders like autism.