Jon Hamilton

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'Providers Don't Even Listen': Barriers To Alzheimer's Care When You're Not White

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Nonwhite Americans looking for care for a loved one are much more likely than whites to encounter discrimination, language barriers, and providers who lack cultural competence, a new report finds.


'Minibrains' With A Neanderthal Gene Offer Hints About Human Evolution

Friday, February 12, 2021

Lab-grown brainlike organoids altered with an ancient gene began to look and behave differently. The experiments help show how the human brain has evolved.


What A Brain Organoid Grown With Neanderthal DNA Tells Us About Modern Humans

Thursday, February 11, 2021

A brain organoid grown with Neanderthal DNA reveals how evolution shaped the brains of modern humans and adds to evidence that brain differences helped us survive while our human cousins went extinct.


Studies Suggest Benefits From A Personalized Approach To Brain Stimulation

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Two studies find that tailoring brain stimulation to a particular patient helps in treating depression and obsessive-compulsive behaviors.


Researches Show Efficacy Of Personalized Brain Stimulation In Psychiatric Treatments

Monday, January 18, 2021

Two new studies show the potential of personalized brain stimulation to treat psychiatric disorders. The approach delivers pulses of electric or magnetic energy to certain areas in the brain.


How COVID-19 Attacks The Brain And May Cause Lasting Damage

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Severe cases of COVID-19 can injure the brain in ways that affect memory, thinking and mood for months after the infection is gone, new research hints. It may even raise the risk of Alzheimer's.


New Study Shows What Causes Brain Damage In COVID-19 Patients

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

COVID-19 can damage the brain, causing long-term problems with thinking and memory. New research suggests the damage comes from the immune system's reaction to the coronavirus, not the virus itself.


Progress Toward A Safer Psychedelic Drug To Treat Depression And Addiction

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

A synthetic version of the psychedelic drug ibogaine appears to relieve depression and addiction without producing hallucinations or other dangerous side effects — at least in rodents.


Government Model Suggests U.S. COVID-19 Cases Could Be Approaching 100 Million

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Government scientists estimate that the true number of coronavirus infections is eight times the reported number of 12.5 million, meaning "most of the country remains at risk," the team reports.


FDA Approves First Drug For A Rapid Aging Disorder In Children

Monday, November 23, 2020

A newly approved drug can extend the lives of children with progeria, a rare disorder that causes rapid aging. The drug is the result of one family's effort to help a child with the fatal condition.


FDA Approves First Drug For Rare, Rapid-Aging Genetic Disorder

Sunday, November 22, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for progeria, a genetic disorder that causes children to age rapidly. Zokinvy is the first drug approved by the agency for the disorder.


Deep Sleep Protects Against Alzheimer's, Growing Evidence Shows

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

People who get more deep sleep appear less likely to develop Alzheimer's. That may be because this phase of sleep allows the brain to clear out waste products.


Scientists Discover A Link Between Lack Of Deep Sleep And Alzheimer's Disease

Monday, November 16, 2020

There's growing evidence that a lack of deep sleep increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Scientists say that's because during deep sleep, the brain removes toxins associated with Alzheimer's.


FDA Advisory Panel Rejects Controversial Alzheimer's Drug

Friday, November 06, 2020

A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted that studies of the drug aducanumab for Alzheimer's treatment don't show it's effective.


Rigorous Study Backs A Psychedelic Treatment For Major Depression

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Psilocybin, the hallucinogenic substance found in "magic" mushrooms, appears to relieve the symptoms of major depression.


Why Some Memories Seem Like Movies: 'Time Cells' Discovered In Human Brains

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Scientists have identified special cells in the human brain that organize movie-like memories, helping us to relive important experiences and events.


Scientists Find Cells In The Human Brain Responsible For Episodic Memory

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Many memories are like short movies. People relive experiences such as arriving for the first day of school or falling off a bike. Scientists have shown how the brain organizes these episodes.


A Big Alzheimer's Drug Study Is Proceeding Cautiously Despite The Pandemic

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Researchers launched a major study of an experimental Alzheimer's drug this summer. They also learned a lot about how to protect participants who must make frequent visits to a medical center.


Water Or A Sports Drink? These Brain Cells May Decide Which One We Crave

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Scientists have identified specialized brain cells that create two distinct kinds of thirst. Some cells respond to a need for water alone, while others produce a craving for water and salt.


Neuroscience Has A Whiteness Problem. This Research Project Aims To Fix It

Thursday, September 24, 2020

People of African ancestry have been excluded from many studies of brain disorders. In Baltimore, scientists, doctors and community leaders are working to make neuroscience research more diverse.