Brain Health News

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3/29/2010
Scientists Tweak Subjects' Brains to Alter Their Moral Choices

Experiment helps show how and where these decisions are made

3/29/2010
Junk Food 'Addiction' May Be Real

In study of rats, the more fattening foods they ate, the more they wanted

3/24/2010
New Sensors Stick to Organs to Monitor Health

Pliable electronic devices already tracking heart function in pigs, scientists say

3/24/2010
Brain's 'Moral Outrage' Center Pinpointed

People with damage to a neural center for emotions don't get angry at would-be criminals, study finds

3/22/2010
Brain Function May Drop Quickly Before Alzheimer's

More attention should be paid to early memory loss, expert says

3/18/2010
Learning May Be Tougher for the Teen Brain

When puberty hits, mastery of new skills declines, but research in mice might lead to a solution someday

3/18/2010
Implant Shows Promise for Hard-to-Treat Epilepsy

Pacemaker-like device cut frequency of seizures in study participants

3/15/2010
Repeated Anesthesia May Hamper Children's Learning Ability

Swedish researchers say loss of stem cells in the hippocampus could be to blame

3/13/2010
There's More to Mona Lisa Than Her Smile

Elusive expression is only part of her mysterious appeal, study suggests

3/11/2010
Mind Reading Moves Closer to Reality

Brain scans beat chance at identifying specific memories, scientists report

3/10/2010
Longtime Smokers May Find Protection From Parkinson's

Finding could help unravel mysteries of neurological and motor disease

3/9/2010
Do Liberals, Atheists Have Higher IQs?

Study links intelligence test scores with key beliefs and male monogamy

3/9/2010
Alzheimer's 'Epidemic' Hitting Minorities Hardest

Blacks, Hispanics at much higher risk for the illness, which carries huge price tag, report finds

3/8/2010
Sudden Protein Intake Harmful for Some Hospitalized Patients

Syndrome affects those given dietary supplements after not eating for a while, study finds

3/8/2010
Diet, Exercise Can Improve Thinking

Study finds benefits for the mind, not just the body

3/8/2010
Bleeding Alert Sounded for Stroke Drugs

Medication combination raises risk 10-fold, small study finds

3/5/2010
Prion Disease in Mice May Help Advance Alzheimer's Research

Study uncovers new form of infectious brain illness

3/4/2010
Chocolate May Make Some Strokes Less Likely

Lack of benefit for heart disease, most common stroke is puzzling, expert says

3/3/2010
Glaucoma Begins in Mid-Brain, Not in Eye, Research Shows

Animal study shows degeneration occurring in reverse order than commonly believed

3/2/2010
Sea Squirt Helps Researchers Test New Alzheimer's Drug

Using tadpoles may speed up process for experimental studies

3/2/2010
A Purposeful Life May Stave Off Alzheimer's

Feeling good about yourself can lower your risk more than twofold, study suggests

3/1/2010
Watching Special Videos May Not Make Kids Brainier

Real-life interaction is more apt to enhance verbal skills, experts say

3/1/2010
New MRI May Lead to Better Brain Pictures

MIT researchers say technology will yield more on circuitry and activity

2/26/2010
More Familiar Roads More Dangerous for Drivers

Study found they showed lower brain activity when on routes they knew well

2/26/2010
Reading Remediation Seems to Rewire the Brain

Study findings could have implications for autism, stroke and other conditions

2/26/2010
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain

Meditation appears to build up cortex, MRI scans find

2/26/2010
Scientists Unravel Mysteries of Intelligence

Good connections between key brain areas may be crucial, study shows

2/25/2010
Gene Mutation in Mice Sheds Light on Autism

Drugs targeting obsessive behavior might hold promise for people

2/25/2010
Vitamin B3 May Help Repair Brain After a Stroke

In rats, treatment boosts blood vessel and nerve cell growth, researchers say

2/24/2010
Study Reports Progress Against Fatal Brain Cancer

In mice, researchers discover new way to prevent recurrence of glioblastoma

2/24/2010
Trouble Recognizing Faces Could Be Genetic

Twin study sheds light on brain mechanism related to processing images

2/24/2010
Naptime Helps Babies Remember New Things

Developing brains retained more when sleep followed learning, research shows

2/24/2010
Fitness Boosts Brain Power in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

MRI scans show less structural damage in those who exercise

2/23/2010
Hospital Stays May Spur Brain Decline in Seniors

Those admitted more likely to develop dementia than non-hospitalized, study finds

2/23/2010
Gestures or Words? To the Brain, It's the Same

Research offers insights into how people process communication

2/21/2010
Afternoon Nap Might Make You Smarter

Snoozing refreshes the brain's capacity to learn, study finds

2/19/2010
When Seniors Tutor Kids, They Sharpen Their Own Minds As Well

New research suggests it might delay signs of aging in the brain

2/19/2010
Second Language Comes Faster When Taught in Own Accent

Finding of particular relevance in multinational communities, researchers say

2/18/2010
Anxiety Disorder Patients Process Emotions Differently

MRI scans show abnormal brain activity, researchers say

2/17/2010
Ibuprofen May Help Stave Off Parkinson's

Finding suggests need to look closer at the disease as inflammatory, expert says

2/17/2010
Brain Scan Shows What Beauty is Worth

Research reveals how people rate attractiveness and decide its value

2/12/2010
Research Sheds Light on Increasing Cerebral Palsy Rates Among Preemies

Findings suggest link to umbilical cord inflammation

2/12/2010
Pro Athletes' Brains React at Olympic Speed

They're quicker than amateurs at predicting moves, taking action, study finds

2/11/2010
ADHD Brain May Be a Little Different

Ventral striatum is smaller, which may explain impulsiveness, researchers say

2/11/2010
Cognitive Skills May Shrink With Tamoxifen

Breast cancer drug still has lifesaving qualities, expert stresses

2/11/2010
Scientists Decipher How Brain Handles Silence

It uses a distinct mechanism to spot moments when sound ends

2/11/2010
Low IQ May Up Heart Disease Risk

Reason for link unknown, but unhealthy lifestyle could be a factor, researchers suggest

2/10/2010
Physical Changes in Brain Linked to Altered Spirituality

Mind-body connection noted after surgical removal of tumors, study found

2/10/2010
Scientists Pinpoint Area of Brain That Fears Losing Money

Those with damaged amygdala had no aversions to risky gambles, study found

2/9/2010
Drug May Ease Cognitive Effects of Huntington's

Small study reports improvement in thinking skills