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Jon Hamilton

Jon Hamilton appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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...

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Oliver Sacks Was A Boundless Explorer Of The Human Brain

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Oliver Sacks, a neurologist and best-selling author who explored the human brain one patient at a time, has died of cancer. He was 82.

Sacks was best known for his books The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Awakenings, which became a 1990 feature film starring Robin ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Leading U.S. Psychologists Secretly Aided CIA Torture Program

Saturday, July 11, 2015

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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.

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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.

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

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Hollywood's version of science often asks us to believe that dinosaurs can be cloned from ancient DNA (they can't), or that the next ice age could develop in just a few days (it couldn't).

But Pixar's film Inside Out is an animated fantasy that remains remarkably true to what ...

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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.

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Depression Treatments Inspired By Club Drug Move Ahead In Tests

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Antidepressant drugs that work in hours instead of weeks could be on the market within three years, researchers say.

"We're getting closer and closer to having really, truly next-generation treatments that are better and quicker than existing ones," says Dr. Carlos Zarate, a researcher at the National Institute of ...

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Deaf Jam: Experiencing Music Through A Cochlear Implant

Monday, May 18, 2015

After swapping hearing aids for a cochlear implant, Sam Swiller's taste in music shifted dramatically, from grunge rock to folk. Now scientists are trying to improve how implants relay music.

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A Database Of All Things Brainy

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Researchers in Seattle are busy cataloging what scientists have learned. For now that includes detailed information on 240 mouse cells. Next up: a data trove of details on human brain cells.

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The Shipwreck That Led Confederate Veterans To Risk All For Union Lives

Monday, April 27, 2015

On April 27, 1865, a steamboat named the Sultana exploded and sank while transporting Union soldiers up the Mississippi. An estimated 1,800 people died, but few today have heard of this disaster.

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Thoughts Can Fuel Some Deadly Brain Cancers

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A doctor-scientist's long quest to help children with a rare form of brain cancer has led to the discovery that high levels of brain activity can make glioma tumors grow faster.

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