Brain Health News

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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

2/8/2010
Mediterranean Diet May Help Keep You Smarter

Study finds less damage to brain tissue when the regimen is followed

2/5/2010
Dopamine Levels in Brain May Determine Social Status

Having more of it linked to greater social support, researchers say

2/5/2010
Concussion Awareness for Young Athletes Gets Big Play

Head injuries focus of new laws, online testing and Super Bowl plug

2/5/2010
More Doses of MS Drug Raise Risk of Brain Infection

FDA adds new warning on Tysabri label, but says benefits still outweigh dangers

2/3/2010
Visual Processing Plays Role in Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Brain area related to behavior also affects how patients see themselves, research finds

2/3/2010
Brain Scans Suggest Some Vegetative Patients May Be Aware

But researchers caution against giving families false hope

2/3/2010
Brain Damage Seen in People With Severe Sleep Apnea

Gray matter changes may explain memory and other problems related to disorder, study suggests

2/1/2010
Poor Mental Functioning May Predict Stroke

Men who scored lowest on test also had worst outcomes, study reports

2/1/2010
Antidepressants After Stroke May Boost Mental Ability

Patients taking Lexapro had better thinking, learning and memory skills after 12 weeks of treatment, researchers report

1/31/2010
Sleep and Do Better

Memory, creativity, intellectual performance seem to get a boost from sleep

1/29/2010
Brain 'Thermostat' May Suppress Non-Essential Information

Finding helps scientists understand organ's efficiency, they say

1/29/2010
To Boost Your Memory, Take a Break

Resting after learning helps to cement new information, researchers say

1/29/2010
Bees Can Be Trained to Recognize Face-Like Patterns

Research may advance development of facial recognition systems, study authors suggest

1/28/2010
Some Childhood Cancer Survivors Face More Challenges at School

Radiation to head for brain and other cancers linked to educational deficits, study finds

1/28/2010
Your Body Moves Through Time With Your Mind

Posture seems to reflect thoughts of past or future, study finds

1/27/2010
Scientists Turn Mouse Skin Cells Into Nerve Cells

Finding could revolutionize stem cell therapy, but much research remains to be done

1/26/2010
Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients

With AIDS growing among seniors, decline in brain function a serious concern, researchers say

1/25/2010
Female Teachers Pass on Math Anxieties

Girls in their classes performed worse and had stereotypical notions about boys' math prowess, study found

1/25/2010
Ambidextrous Children at Higher Risk for Learning Problems

More likely than right-handed kids to have language problems, ADHD, study finds

1/23/2010
Self-Image Linked to Activity in Frontal Lobe of Brain

People with high self-regard use brain area less, MRI scans show

1/22/2010
Video Gaming Just Might Fight Aging

Experts find physical and mental benefits as people grow old