May 2, 2005 For about 10 percent of people with severe depression, no available treatments work — not anti-depressant medicines, not psychotherapy, not even electro-shock therapy. Now a revolutionary treatment that entails brain surgery shows preliminary promise in treating intractable depression.
April 26, 2005 He's won the American Teacher Award, been awarded the National Medal of Arts, and made an honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire. For 24 years, Rafe Esquith has taught at an inner city school in Los Angeles, inspiring his fifth graders to excel far beyond the low expectations often placed on poor, immigrant children.
August 9, 2004 A new study finds an intriguing reason why boys born prematurely are at a greater risk for developmental and cognitive problems than girls. Premature boys, by age 8, have less white matter — the material that allows different parts of the brain to communicate with each other. NPR's Michelle Trudeau reports.