Brain Health News

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10/23/2009
Scientists Zero in on Brain's 'Stopwatch'

Timing mechanisms in brain cells may hold clues for Parkinson's treatment, researchers say

10/22/2009
Drug Use in Teens May Damage Memory Years Later

Young rats given amphetamines suffered short-term losses as adults, study finds

10/21/2009
Brain Protein Tied to Retardation

Growth factor could help cells communicate with each other, researchers say

10/21/2009
Stroke Treatment Window May Allow a Bit More Time

Drug given within 4.5 hours still benefits patients, study shows

10/20/2009
The Brain Comes Alive With the Sounds of Music

Study delves into why harmonic sounds are therapeutic for people with neurological disorders

10/20/2009
Common Antioxidant Might Slow Parkinson's

But too much urate can also cause trouble, so more study is needed, experts say

10/20/2009
Existing Drug May Lead to ALS Treatment

Researchers hope to start testing in patients within five years

10/19/2009
Timing of Oxygen After a Stroke May Matter

Treatment while blood flow is blocked protects tissue, animal study finds

10/19/2009
Web Surf to Save Your Aging Brain

Interactivity can help keep older people alert, study suggests

10/15/2009
Brain Yields Up Clues to Language

Scientists track neural activity as participants utter words

10/14/2009
Fine-Tuning Prosthetic Hands to Restore a Sense of Touch

In rats, researchers create junction between brain and device

10/13/2009
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors

Higher-quality data see danger from long-term use, new review finds

10/13/2009
Common Antioxidant Might Slow Parkinson's

But too much urate can also cause trouble, so more study is needed, experts say

10/12/2009
Gene Mutation May Speed Learning

Finding might yield insights into diseases like Parkinson's, experts say

10/5/2009
Focused Radiation Protects Tumor Patients' Brain Function

Researchers recommend standard treatment with monitoring over whole-brain radiotherapy

10/2/2009
Consciousness Helps the Mind and Body Work Together

Research explores how brain picks best way to react to messages from muscle

9/30/2009
Cooling Helps Oxygen-Deprived Newborns

Study found it lowered risk of neurological problems later

9/30/2009
Study Debunks Link Between Strep and Brain Disorders

Infection rates are found to be no higher among those with OCD or Tourette syndrome

9/30/2009
Dementia Risk Higher for NFL Players

Ex-players aged 30 to 49 are 19 times more likely to have memory problems, survey found

9/30/2009
9/25/2009
Alcohol Might Lower Death Rates in Brain Injury Patients

Could have protective effect, but also raises chances of complications, study shows

9/25/2009
Surgery Best for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Operation has modest advantage over non-surgical therapies, researchers say

9/24/2009
Sleep Deprivation Might Lead to Alzheimer's

Research in mice suggests that suspect plaques build up during waking hours

9/24/2009
Steps Start to Add Up to a Math Path in the Brain

With functional MRI, researchers see that numbers trigger distinct activity patterns

9/24/2009
Preventing Second Stroke May Stave Off Dementia

Not all agree, though, that biggest risk factor is the brain attack itself

9/23/2009
After-Effects of Chemotherapy May Include Memory Problems

Lack of concentration, thinking difficulties reported by breast cancer survivors, researchers say

9/23/2009
Successful Dieters Show Unique Brain Patterns

Scans found regions related to inhibition, self-control were more active

9/21/2009
Drinking in Adolescence May Lead to Risky Choices Later

Study showed young rats made poor decisions long after they were sober

9/21/2009
Older Brains May Not Be So Small After All

Decrease in gray matter isn't a given, researchers find

9/17/2009
Study Links Epilepsy to Brain Protein

Research on mice points to possible cause of seizures

9/17/2009
Trouble With Daily Activities Could Point to Alzheimer's Risk

Unusual pattern seems to predict quicker dementia onset, study finds

9/16/2009
Tasty Foods Send Signal to Brain to Keep Eating

Beef, dairy most likely to lead to overindulgence, lab study shows

9/15/2009
Not All Kids With Head Injuries Need Brain Scans

Screening could cut down on radiation exposure, researchers say

9/14/2009
3 NFL Stars to Donate Brain Tissue for Trauma Research

Program studies affects of repeated blows to the head

9/11/2009
Alzheimer's Gene Affects Brains of Young Adults

Finding might help predict who's susceptible to the disease, study says

9/9/2009
Brain Scans Could Help Spot Schizophrenia Earlier

Imaging technology might advance treatment of psychotic disorders, researchers say

9/9/2009
Scientists Find Clue to Dangerous Side Effect of MS Drug

Tysabri appears to awaken dormant, common virus that crosses over into brain

9/9/2009
Trauma From Iraq Could Alter Veterans' Brains

Attention, memory in soldiers with PTSD still suffered a year after return from combat, researchers say

9/9/2009
Nicotine Plays Tricks on Brain: Study

Environmental cues then trigger urge to smoke, researchers say

9/8/2009
Motivation May Be at Root of ADHD

Scans suggest that symptoms stem from deficits in brain's rewards system

9/4/2009
Young Animals May Be Able to Erase Bad Memories

It's not clear humans could do the same, researchers say

9/3/2009
Rewards Are Key to Cooperation

Positive interaction beats punishment when trying to reach a goal, researchers say

9/2/2009
Playing Tetris May Build Up Your Brain

Girls engaged in the video game gained 'gray matter,' study found

8/28/2009
Dementia More Likely With One Subtype of HIV

Most untreated Ugandans infected with type D were affected, study found

8/28/2009
Scans Shed New Light on Concussions

Technology helps detect hidden brain damage, study shows

8/28/2009
Brain May Use Its 'Mind's Eye' to Control Chaos

MIT findings may someday aid in understanding ADD and more

8/27/2009
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works

Scans show that treatment regulates brain's pain centers, researchers say

8/26/2009
For Bilingual Folks, Both Languages Always Present

Overlaps between the two forms of communication may speed comprehension, study finds

8/26/2009
As Waistlines Widen, Brains Shrink

The obese and overweight have less neurological tissue, study finds

8/25/2009
Adding a Stent May Help Resolve Brain Aneurysm

Enhanced embolization procedure is a viable option, study suggests