Jon Hamilton

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FDA Approves A Controversial Drug To Treat Alzheimer's Disease

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

A newly approved drug for Alzheimer's disease will costs tens of thousands of dollars a year, and there is debate on whether it will help patients at all.

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The FDA Has Approved A New Alzheimer's Drug — Here's Why That's Controversial

Monday, June 07, 2021

This is the first new drug approved for Alzheimer's disease since 2003. It's the first to show significant progress against the sticky brain plaques that are the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.

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FDA Poised For Decision On Controversial Alzheimer's Drug

Friday, June 04, 2021

The FDA has until Monday to decide whether to approve the first new Alzheimer's drug in nearly two decades. Two big studies of the drug produced conflicting results.

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FDA Mulls Over Approval Of Controversial Alzheimer's Drug

Friday, June 04, 2021

The FDA is poised to decide whether to approve aducanumab, a drug to treat Alzheimer's. It's proved highly effective at removing the sticky amyloid plaques associated with the disease from the brain.

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FDA-Approved Device Will Help Stroke Victims Regain Use Of Hands

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Stroke patients who are struggling to regain the use of a hand will soon have access to a new FDA-cleared device that uses signals from the undamaged part of the brain to retrain the injured limb.

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Scientists Bring The Sense Of Touch To A Robotic Arm

Thursday, May 20, 2021

A man who is paralyzed can quickly perform tasks like pouring a glass of water, thanks to a mind-controlled robotic arm that conveys a sense of touch.

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New Brain-Controlled Robotic Arm Gives Wearer The Sense Of Touch

Thursday, May 20, 2021

A robotic arm with a sense of touch has allowed a man who is paralyzed to quickly perform tasks like pouring water into a cup. The arm provides sensory information directly to the man's brain.

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Man Who Is Paralyzed Communicates By Imagining Handwriting

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

By decoding the brain signals involved in handwriting, researchers have allowed a man who is paralyzed to transform his thoughts into words on a computer screen.

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An Artist And A Scientist Take On The Stigma Of Addiction

Saturday, May 01, 2021

The nation's top addiction scientist has teamed up with a prominent artist to let people know that substance use disorder is a disease, not a moral failure.

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An Alzheimer's Drug May Boost Cognition In People With Fragile X Syndrome

Friday, April 30, 2021

An experimental medicine seems to ease symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, a genetic disorder that is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disabilities and autism.

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Memory Loss Drug Appears To Help People With The Genetic Disease Fragile X

Thursday, April 29, 2021

A drug made to treat memory loss seems to help those with Fragile X, a genetic disease that causes intellectual disability and autism. The drug improved language and learning in 30 men with Fragile X.

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When Seeking Treatment, A Reminder Addiction Is Not A Moral Failing

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

An artist and a brain scientist are working together to reduce the stigma surrounding addiction. Both are determined to change society's view of addiction.

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Saving Endangered Bonobos Teaches A Lesson In Empathy

Saturday, April 03, 2021

At an animal sanctuary in the Congo, young students are learning why the gentle, endangered apes known as bonobos should be seen as a national treasure.

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Inside Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary's Efforts To Save One Of The World's Greatest Apes

Friday, April 02, 2021

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, there's an effort to save one of humankind's closest living relatives: the bonobo. This benefits the animals, brain research and the economy of the DRC.

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Mice That Hear Imaginary Sounds May Help Explain Hallucinations In People

Thursday, April 01, 2021

An experiment that induced imaginary sounds in both people and mice could help explain how brain disorders like schizophrenia cause hallucinations.

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Bonobos Offer Clues To Why Humans Evolved To Value Niceness

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Humans evolved to be nice — at least sometimes. The trait has helped us succeed as a species. But how did it happen? A look at some peace-loving apes in Democratic Republic of the Congo offers clues.

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More Black And Latinx Americans Are Embracing COVID-19 Vaccination

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Surveys show that support for COVID-19 vaccines is rising among Black and Latinx populations, now that tens of millions of Americans have safely received the shots.

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Some Generous Apes May Help Explain The Evolution Of Human Kindness

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Research on bonobos, one of our closest and gentlest relatives, may show how humans evolved to share and cooperate on a massive scale.

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More U.S. Travelers Are Flying Again Despite COVID-19 Risks

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Friday marked the busiest day for the nation's airports since COVID-19 put the brakes on air travel almost a year ago. But the number of travelers remains far below 2019 levels.

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France And Germany Pause Use Of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 Vaccine

Sunday, March 14, 2021

The two countries joined a number of other European nations that have temporarily suspended the shot after several people reportedly developed blood clots after receiving it.

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