Jon Hamilton

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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.


New Controversial Alzheimer's Drug Provides Hope, Says Patient

Friday, June 11, 2021

Many scientists have criticized the FDA for approving Aduhelm, a costly Alzheimer's drug that may not do much to slow the disease. But a patient taking the drug says it has given him hope.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.