About Caleb @calebhell
Caleb Hellerman is a reporter, writer and filmmaker who has a fascination with terrifying diseases. He has produced a number of award-winning programs at ABC News and CNN, and was supervising producer of the CNN Medical Unit. He lives in Atlanta where he writes about science and medicine and runs Curiosity Lane, a documentary and online media production company.
Caleb’s Recent Stories
Health Mar 26Can new medications shift the battle against drug-resistant TB?
Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis kills nearly half its victims, even when treated with second-line drugs. Patients can beat it, but the road isn’t easy.
Science Apr 07Column: Can scientists predict a bad Lyme disease season?
Good science aims to discern patterns that are less obvious, and one fascinating idea about Lyme disease is poised to be put to the test.
Nation Mar 08Scientists say the government’s only pot farm has moldy samples — and no federal testing standards
Researchers say they want better quality, more options in the growing field of clinical marijuana research.
Science Dec 01Treatment with hallucinogenic mushroom drug shows promise for patients with deep anxiety
It was mid-morning when Carol Vincent, the owner of a small marketing firm in Victoria, British Columbia, sat down and swallowed a capsule full of pure, synthesized psilocybin. Many people are familiar with the “natural” version, found in so-called magic…
Science Dec 01Using Ecstasy to treat PTSD: ‘I felt like my soul snapped back into place’
On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration gave an important boost to a therapy that uses MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy, to treat PTSD, clearing the way for one or more large-scale research studies. Since 2004, more than 100 patients…
Health Jun 25Are we closer to a rapid test for Ebola?
In the early stages of infection it’s easy to mistake Ebola for other diseases, and sorting out which patients carry the virus is a delicate and dangerous task. Now, there’s new evidence that a simple test could make that job…
Science Jun 10How close is the Ebola vaccine?
Is the world prepared to fight the next Ebola outbreak? NewsHour provides an update on Ebola vaccine testing in West Africa.