Brain Health News

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12/11/2009
New Hope for Brain, Spinal Cord Injuries

Deletion of key gene could help nerve fibers regenerate, researchers say

12/9/2009
Memories That Make Your Heart Race Can Be Defanged

Discovery may help people with anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder

12/9/2009
Caffeine Doesn't Sober You Up

Finding suggests alcoholic 'energy' drinks could boost risks from intoxication

12/9/2009
Potential New Target Found for Alzheimer's Disease

In study on mice, researchers were able to limit effects on brain

12/4/2009
Monkeys Recognize Their Pals in Photos

This is the first indication they understand what 2-D images represent, researchers say

12/2/2009
Enzyme Replacement May Help in Fabry Disease

Whether treatment prolongs life remains unclear, researchers say

12/1/2009
Exercise May Lead to a Smarter, More Successful You

Stronger cardiovascular system tied to academic achievement, study finds

12/1/2009
Childhood Lead Exposure Causes Permanent Damage: Study

Long-lasting effects on brain seen by researchers using functional MRI

11/22/2009
When Sleep Suffers, So Does Decisiveness

Not being well-rested can be dangerous for those whose jobs require quick reactions, researchers say

11/19/2009
Sounds May Help Solidify Memories While Asleep

Deep sleep is an important time for consolidating memories, researchers find

11/19/2009
Diet, Cognitive Ability May Play Role in Heart Disease

Study finds fewer deaths among higher-functioning seniors who eat lots of fruits, vegetables

11/17/2009
'Fearless' 3-Year-Olds Might Be Tomorrow's Criminals

20-year study finds adults with records were more likely as tots to not be afraid

11/16/2009
Research Sheds Light on Causes of Parkinson's

Gene mutations linked to both common and rarer hereditary forms of disease

11/14/2009
Gestures Processed in Brain's Language Center

Talking with your hands could be linked to evolution, research suggests

11/13/2009
New Understanding of How the Brain Detects Emotion

Study findings might further autism research

11/12/2009
Wireless Phones Alter Levels of Brain Chemical

Study found elevated amounts of protein involved in blood-brain barrier

11/12/2009
Study Links Yo-Yo Dieting to Addiction

Rats fed sugary chow suffered withdrawal when regular meals returned

11/12/2009
What's for Dinner? Brain Chemical Helps People Decide

Study deciphers the role dopamine plays in day-to-day actions

11/9/2009
Brain Stimulation May Ease Treatment-Resistant Depression

Small study reports some people went from incapacitated to working again

11/7/2009
Binge Drinking Puts the Brain, and Life Itself, at Risk

Colleges fight back to stem a growing problem across the U.S.

11/6/2009
New Smells 'Etched' in Brain: Study

Findings might play a role in boosting memories -- or forgetting them, researchers say

11/6/2009
Cooling May Reduce Brain Lesions in Newborns

Treatment after oxygen deprivation accounts for better motor skills later, study suggests

11/5/2009
Gene Therapy for Fatal Brain Disorder 'Just the Beginning'

Pioneering work may offer hope for patients with adrenoleukodystrophy

11/2/2009
High Blood Pressure Likely in Alzheimer's Offspring

And hypertension could contribute to developing the brain disease, study finds

11/2/2009
Childhood Brain Cancer Causes Other Long-Term Problems

Treatment leaves survivors with significant cognitive decline, researchers find

10/31/2009
Negative Words Register Faster

Subliminal messages makes less of an impact if they are positive, study finds

10/30/2009
Flu Deaths Higher Among Seniors With Dementia

Study suggests mortality rate may be linked to health-care inadequacies

10/30/2009
Scientist Throws Curve Into Breaking-Ball Debate

Contends curveballs are an illusion; ridiculous, says former star major league pitcher

10/27/2009
For Tourette Syndrome, Implanted Device May Help

Deep brain stimulation reduced tics in small study

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