Jon Hamilton

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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.


Scientists Say A Mind-Bending Rhythm In The Brain Can Act Like Ketamine

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Researchers were able to mimic the mind-altering effects of the drug ketamine by inducing a particular rhythm in one area of the brain.


Drug That Bulked Up Mice In Space Might Someday Help Astronauts Make Long Voyages

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

An experiment involving some "mighty mice" on the International Space Station could someday help astronauts maintain muscle and bone strength on interplanetary journeys.


Researchers Find A Drug That Could Allow Astronauts Spend Years In Space

Monday, September 07, 2020

An experimental drug let mice spend a month in the International Space Station's near-zero gravity without losing mass. It could help people spend years in space without major health consequences.


Drug Combination Slows Progression Of ALS And Could Mark 'New Era' In Treatment

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Scientists say new drugs are on the way for patients with ALS. The latest is a two-drug combo that appears to slow the progression of the fatal nerve disease with a modest but meaningful benefit.


Remote Learning's Distractions Put Extra Pressure On Students With ADHD

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

With less structure and supervision than is typically provided inside a classroom, remote classes lean hard on already stressed parents to help students with ADHD stay focused and engaged.


Distance Learning Presents A Challenge For Students With ADHD

Monday, August 31, 2020

Distance learning is a big challenge for many students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other learning disabilities. And making it work often requires parents to become educators.


Nasal Spray Is A New Antidepressant Option For People At High Risk of Suicide

Friday, August 07, 2020

Doctors have a new option for suicidal patients. It's a fast-acting nasal spray containing a version of the anesthetic ketamine.


FDA Approves A Nasal Spray To Treat Patients Who Are Suicidal

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a fast-acting nasal spray to treat suicidal patients. The spray contains a chemical cousin of the anesthetic and party drug ketamine.


A Boy With Muscular Dystrophy Was Headed For A Wheelchair. Then Gene Therapy Arrived

Monday, July 27, 2020

Gene therapy has helped a 9-year-old boy regain enough muscle strength to run. If successful in others, the treatment could change the lives of thousands of children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.


Flu Shot And Pneumonia Vaccine Might Reduce Alzheimer's Risk, Research Shows

Monday, July 27, 2020

Two new human studies back earlier hints that vaccines designed to prevent respiratory infections might also provide some protection against Alzheimer's disease.