Brain Health News

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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

5/25/2009
Why Chimps, Monkeys Don't Develop Alzheimer's

Study shows the plaques in non-human primates differ from those in humans

5/22/2009
Babies Come Packed With Natural Knowledge

Study furthers idea that infants don't depend on others to learn

5/22/2009
To Be More Creative, Try Living Abroad

Adapting to a new culture seems to give people an inventive edge

5/22/2009
Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay

Researchers speculate that brain might benefit from supplements

5/20/2009
Being a 'People Person' May Be All in Your Head

Brain areas processing sweet tastes, sexual stimuli may also key personality disorders

5/15/2009
Man Dies of Brain Inflammation Caused by Deer Tick Virus

Scientists believe the case could be the first of its kind

5/14/2009
Cocaine Spurs Long-Term Change in Brain Chemistry

Study in mice finds drug alters gene activity, points to new methods for treatment

5/14/2009
Brain Scans Show How Humans 'Hear' Emotion

Swiss scientists tracked response to words via MRI

5/13/2009
15-Point Test Gauges Alzheimer's Risk

In older volunteeers, the screening tool predicted start of dementia

5/12/2009
Birds Don't Miss a Beat

Like humans, avian species can feel musical rhythms linked to a shared ability for mimicry

5/12/2009
Biomarkers May Help Measure Rate of Decline in Dementia

Cerebrospinal fluid could be key in improving Alzheimer's research

5/12/2009
Eye Disease, Cognitive Decline Linked in Study

Research indicates that dementia and age-related macular degeneration may have a common cause

5/7/2009
Too-Low Blood Pressure Can Also Bring Danger

What's OK for the kidney and brain may not be best for the heart, expert says

5/7/2009
Telemedicine Helps Experts Treat Stroke From Afar

AHA recommendations aim to improve care in underserved patients

5/7/2009
Brain Stimulation Therapy Eases Tough-to-Treat Depression

Electrodes may switch off illness-linked activity in certain areas, researchers say

5/6/2009
In Dolphins, Half the Brain Sleeps, Other Half Works

Marine researchers find that trait keeps sleep deprivation at bay

5/6/2009
Science Zeroes In on New Alzheimer's Drug Target

Ridding mice of a key DNA-linked enzyme gave them back their memory, researchers say

5/6/2009
Delirium Episodes Could Hasten Alzheimer's-Linked Decline

Extreme confusion is often tied to surgery, anesthesia, experts note

5/6/2009
Genes Linked to Spread of Breast Cancer

Study identifies three genetic ties to brain metastasis

5/5/2009
Genetics Linked to How Brain 'Frames' Choices

And its response to a positive or negative view could be partly hereditary, study finds

5/4/2009
Brain Anatomy Could Point to Autism

These children tend to have larger amygdala, a neural center for emotion

5/4/2009
Early Alzheimer's Hinders Brain's Effort to Sort Information

Finding may encourage docs to 'train' patients to recall important facts

5/1/2009
Can't Control Junk Food Cravings? Blame the Brain

Study attributes level of willpower to cerebral differences

4/29/2009
Remembrance of Fat May Be at Root of Cravings

Once a survival tool, ability could be making people today fat, expert says

4/29/2009
Imaging IDs Brain Neurons With Preference for Real Words

Finding could boost understanding of what causes reading disabilities

4/29/2009
Tysabri May Treat Myelin Sheath Damage From MS

Drug makers' study finds therapy has capacity to repair nerve fiber damage

4/28/2009
Brain-Computer Interface Posts Message on Twitter

Electrical signals ID letters for texting, giving home-bound a way to communicate, team says

4/22/2009
Painkillers May Not Protect Against Dementia

Contrary to prior research, study finds older people taking NSAIDs more likely to suffer decline

4/22/2009
Binge Drinking May Damage Teens' Brains

'White matter' impairment could mean a 10% decline in information recall, scientists say

4/21/2009
Resuscitated Newborns at Risk for Lower IQs

Even infants without neurological symptoms have higher chance of problems, researchers say

4/17/2009
Jet Lag Upsets Brain's Internal Clocks

Finding could fine-tune treatments for sleepy travelers and shift workers, study suggests

4/15/2009
Fetal Exposure to Methamphetamine May Harm Child's Brain

Scans show neurological differences in toddlers born to drug abusers

4/15/2009
Brain Scans Reveal Secrets of 'Writer's Cramp'

Condition may arise from abnormalities in nerve fiber bundles, scientists say