A rat neuron before (top) and after (bottom) ketamine treatment. The increased number of orange nodes are restored connections in the rat's brain.
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October 4, 2012 A few years ago, scientists discovered that the club drug ketamine worked as a quick and effective treatment for people depression who didn't respond to other treatments. New research goes further in explaining just how it works.
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January 31, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the latest research into the effectiveness of ketamine as an antidepressant, and seeking the other side in political commentary. In the second hour, pitching an idea, and reparations for Japanese Americans.
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