Science writer Jamie Talan (with co-author Richard Firstman) won the 1998 Edgar Award for best nonfiction for The Death of Innocents, a gripping account of forensic science that was also a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Talan, who covered neuroscience for Newsday for more than twenty years, is science writer-in-residence at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in New York.
Deep Brain Stimulation Offers Hope in Depression
There is a new hope for patients who have severe depression. An experimental surgical procedure, deep brain stimulation, is proving to reverse the effects of unrelenting depression by stimulating a precise network of brain cells. Jamie Talan reveals how some of the top scientists are using this procedure.