Brain Health News

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7/15/2009
Key Protein Might Shield Brain Cells

Discovery could spur new drugs for neurodegenerative diseases, researchers say

7/15/2009
Memory Forms at 30 Weeks in the Womb

Study finds fetuses showed short-term memory of 10 minutes at this stage in development

7/15/2009
Lower IQ Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Deaths

Public health messages should be simplified, study finds

7/14/2009
Healthy Diet, Exercise Keeps Mind Sharp As You Age

New research finds eating healthy, moderate activity are protective

7/14/2009
Gene Connections Key to Brain Tumor Growth

Discovery could help change disease from fatal to chronic, researcher says

7/10/2009
Blood Rush to the Brain When Angry Is a Good Sign

Healthy reaction to mental stress not seen in those with high blood pressure, study finds

7/9/2009
Technology Takes a Step Toward Treating Paralysis

Microelectrodes placed directly on the brain allow movement in study participants

7/9/2009
For Kids, Two Languages Can Be as Easy as One

Bilingual youngsters become 'more flexible learners,' researcher says

7/8/2009
Greater Language Skills in 20s May Guard Against Alzheimer's

Small study found women who wrote more articulate essays were protected from symptoms

7/8/2009
Catastrophic Epilepsy Caused by Defect in One Gene

Mouse study led to discovery of mutation and could advance treatments

7/7/2009
Mini-Strokes May Cause Vision Loss

Hong Kong researchers implicate silent infarcts in glaucoma

7/6/2009
Brain Quickly Detects Happiness in Others

Study finds people perceive positive expressions more accurately than sad ones

7/2/2009
Study Casts Doubt on Low IQ's Role in Early Death

Adjustments for behavior dampen the negative effect, study finds

7/1/2009
Shared Race, Social Group Seem to Help People Relate

Brain imaging study sheds light on empathic response

6/30/2009
Hormones May Affect Neurological Disease Risk

Women are more vulnerable during certain stages of life, study finds

6/29/2009
Anxiety-Prone People Find Distractions Hard to Ignore

Trouble concentrating may add to stress levels, researcher says

6/26/2009
Smoking May Trigger Brain Damage

Compound in tobacco causes attack on healthy cells, study finds

6/26/2009
Messages Heard Better in the Right Ear

Noisy nightclub experiments show a bias against left-side listening

6/26/2009
Grab a Tool and Change Your Brain

In the mind's eye, an arm or hand changes shape, study finds

6/24/2009
Stay Upbeat, Active to Keep the Mind Young

The brain may slow with aging, but good habits can help you cope, experts say

6/23/2009
Migraine With Aura May Lead to Brain Lesions

Whether damage in women affects function remains unclear, researchers say

6/19/2009
Brain Imaging Study Sheds Light on Fibromyalgia

Link found between gray matter and dopamine levels in patients

6/19/2009
Standard IQ Test May Undervalue People With Autism

Study shows they could solve problems faster than non-autistics on a different test

6/17/2009
Radiation May Raise Stroke Risk After Hodgkin's

Expert urges use of alternative to 'toxic' treatment

6/17/2009
Breast-Feeding Boosts Child's School Performance

It led to better chances of higher GPA, college attendance, study shows

6/17/2009
Stroke Damage Is Less in Rats Given Opioids

Drugs induce a state of hibernation that improves recovery, study shows

6/15/2009
Drug Shows Promise Against Childhood Epilepsy

Rapamycin helped suppress seizures in mouse study

6/15/2009
Why Huntington's Shows Up in Midlife

Onset of symptoms may be tied to weakening of neurons, study finds

6/14/2009
For Every Blow to the Head, Quick Action Is Urged

Symptoms may not be noticeable, but fatal brain damage can occur

6/12/2009
Evolution May Have Made Humans More Cancer Prone

Scientist thinks bigger brain could explain difference from chimps

6/12/2009
Personality May Not Predict Parkinson's

Finding questions theory that certain traits hint at disease development

6/12/2009
A Robot That Reads Your Mind?

Researchers program automatons to anticipate human needs

6/11/2009
Protein Branded As Culprit in Mad Cow Disease

Misfolded protein kicks off brain cell damage, lab study finds

6/11/2009
Sleeping Helps Preserve Important Memories

Brain uses selective process to store most relevant information, study shows

6/10/2009
As Sleep Improves, Grades Seem to Go Up

Math scores show benefit when teens are efficient sleepers, study finds

6/10/2009
Questionnaire May Help Spot Early Dementia

Experts caution that do-it-yourself test still needs doctors' interpretation

6/9/2009
Got a Problem? Think About It Overnight

Networks in the brain may help you find solutions while asleep, study suggests

6/8/2009
Exercise, Education Keep You Sharp in Old Age

Study finds healthy, active lifestyle stems mental decline

6/5/2009
Some OTC Sleep, Cold Meds Could Harm Aging Brain

Drugs containing benadryl linked to slowed thinking, delirium in elderly, report finds

6/4/2009
Girls and Math: Blame the Culture, Not Ability

Raise the bar and watch females succeed, researcher says

6/4/2009
Fewer Deaths Occurring From Brain Bleeds

Better diagnosis, treatments behind decrease, researchers say

6/1/2009
Mini-Stroke Can Mean Major One Within Hours

If full-blown stroke occurs, it often comes within a day, study shows

5/29/2009
Biologists Question Animal Brain Size Theory

Social behavior hypothesis contradicted in research paper

5/29/2009
Enzyme Deficiency Linked to Neural Tube Defect in Mice

Study findings may hold key to preventing spina bifida

5/29/2009
Post-Exercise 'Glow' May Last 12 Hours

Emotional uplift from even moderate workout isn't short-lived, new study shows

5/28/2009
Brain Scans Show Differences in Cocaine Addicts

Regions affected when thinking about drugs could be targets for treatments, researchers say

5/28/2009
Protein Involved in Addiction Changes Brain Circuitry

Study in rats finds that even one injection leads to dependent behavior

5/28/2009
Brain Can 'See' Objects Through Touch

Tactile input plays a key role in visualization, study finds

5/27/2009
Plaques, Tangles in Brain Don't Always Lead to Alzheimer's

Study raises questions about possible link

5/26/2009
Statins Can Help Prevent Second Stroke

New study strengthens prior research on the cholesterol-lowering drugs