Aalok Mehta

Aalok Mehta

  • Science Writer
  • Freelance

Aalok Mehta is a science writer based in Washington, DC. He has previously served as a writer or editor for the American Chemical Society, the National Geographic Society, the Dana Foundation, and the Washington Post online. He received his bachelor's degree in biochemistry, biology, and philosophy.

Articles by Aalok Mehta

Although antipsychotic drugs and improved therapeutic techniques represent great advances in the treatment of schizophrenia, they do not help everyone. Even when successful, they typically mitigate only psychotic effects, leaving many patients severely disabled from their negative and cognitive symptoms.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Spinal cord injury has no cure and most people show small improvements at best. Researchers are working on a variety of treatment options that prevent or repair axon damage, including many that are already or soon will be available for human clinical tests.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and Parkinson’s are common brain diseases — each causes a unique form of progressive brain cell death. But they may not be so different after all.
  • BrainFacts/SfN