Jon Hamilton

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A brain circuit linking pain and breathing may offer a path to prevent opioid deaths

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Opioids can kill because they reduce breathing along with pain. Now brain scientists have made a discovery that could lead to potent pain drugs that don't affect breathing.


Studies into how pain and breathing are connected could lead to safer pain drugs

Friday, December 17, 2021

Scientists may have learned why opioids depress breathing while relieving pain. The finding could lead to pain drugs that don't cause respiratory failure, the usual cause of death in opioid overdoses.


From blood clots to infected neurons, how COVID threatens the brain

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The virus that causes COVID-19 can cause strokes, inflammation, oxygen deprivation and infection in the brain. And each of these may lead to long-term neurological problems.


COVID can cause long-term injuries to the brain. Here's what scientists have learned

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Scientists are beginning to understand how COVID can cause brain injuries. The virus can lead to a stroke, starve the brain of oxygen, cause inflammation brain and might infect and kill brain cells.


Cost and controversy are limiting use of new Alzheimer's drug

Monday, November 08, 2021

A new Alzheimer's drug isn't reaching many patients. Doctors say reasons include its high cost, and lingering questions about its effectiveness.


After a concussion, the brain may no longer make sense of sounds

Friday, November 05, 2021

A concussion can make it difficult to converse in a noisy room. Scientists say that's because the injury has impaired the brain's ability to process sounds.


Concussions don't necessarily affect ears — but they can affect the ability to hear

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

People who sustain a concussion can develop an unusual hearing problem. Their ears work fine, but their brain struggles to process sounds.


New brain maps could help the search for Alzheimer's treatments

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Scientists have created detailed maps of the brain area that controls movement in mice, monkeys and people. The maps could help explain human ailments like Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's disease.


Nobel Prize awarded to U.S. scientists for research on how we sense of heat and touch

Monday, October 04, 2021

Two scientists who helped explain how we sense temperature and touch have received the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine. Their research could lead to new pain treatments.


The Best Time For Rehabilitation After A Stroke Might Actually Be 2 To 3 Months Later

Monday, September 20, 2021

Intensive rehabilitative therapy that starts two to three months after a stroke may be key to helping the injured brain rewire, a new study suggests. That's later than covered by many insurance plans.


Pufferfish Toxin Holds Clues To Treating 'Lazy Eye' In Adults

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The visual problem is usually treated in kids by temporarily covering the other eye with a patch. But that doesn't always work. Research now shows crucial brain rewiring can happen in adulthood, too.


Surfers Are Trading Natural Waves For Artificial Ones In Waco, Texas

Sunday, September 12, 2021

The surf is always up in Waco, Texas, thanks to an artificial wave so good it's attracting top professionals and casual riders. It's a sign of just how far the technology of wave making has come.


Waco, Texas, Has Become An Unlikely Destination For Surfers. Why?

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

The reason Waco has become a must-visit for surfers from around the world, is a surf park with state-of-the-art artificial waves. It can make 120 waves an hour and costs surfers about $10 a ride.


Future Alzheimer's Treatments Aim To Do More Than Clear Plaques From The Brain

Monday, August 09, 2021

Alzheimer's researchers are trying new treatment approaches, including trying to boost the immune system, remove toxic tangles of protein and stimulate brain waves with light and sound.


A New Alzheimer's Drug Comes With Lots Of Questions About How To Use It

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Weeks after the Food and Drug Administration approved the Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm, doctors are struggling to figure out who should get the drug and how to use it safely.


Medical Experts Are Still Figuring Out How To Use Controversial Alzheimer's Drug

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

At a scientific meeting in Denver, Colo., doctors who treat Alzheimer's patients are figuring out how they will use the newly approved drug Aduhelm, which has had conflicting evidence of its efficacy.


Doctors Worry That Memory Problems After COVID-19 May Set The Stage For Alzheimer's

Monday, July 26, 2021

Some patients who have had COVID-19 develop symptoms resembling early Alzheimer's. Researchers are trying to figure out whether these people are more likely to develop the disease itself.


Experimental Brain Implant Lets Man With Paralysis Turn His Thoughts Into Words

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

A stroke left a man paralyzed and speechless. Now a device that decodes brain signals is letting him generate words and sentences.


For Those Facing Alzheimer's, A Controversial Drug Offers Hope

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

A plaque-busting Alzheimer's drug called Aduhelm has yet to prove it can preserve memory and thinking. Even so, its approval by the Food and Drug Administration is making some patients opitimistic.


New Device Taps Brain Signals To Help Stroke Patients Regain Hand Function

Sunday, June 13, 2021

After a stroke, people often lose dexterity in one hand. Now, the Food and Drug Administration has authorized a device that can restore function by encouraging the brain to rewire.