Brain Health News

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10/30/2008
Electrical Brain Stimulation May Boost Dexterity

Finding could lead to new treatments for stroke victims, study suggests

10/30/2008
Epilepsy Drug May Prevent, Treat Alzheimer's

Valproic acid blocked formation of brain plaques in mice, Canadian study finds

10/30/2008
Scientists Spot 4 New Alzheimer's Genes

These DNA may influence age of disease onset and nerve cell death

10/29/2008
Scientists Identify Brain's 'Hate Circuit'

And same 2 areas also activated by romantic love, study finds

10/24/2008
Memory Lapses Come When 2 Parts of Brain Compete

Researchers say finding could lead to treatment for compulsive, addictive disorders

10/23/2008
Warm Hands Warm Your Heart

Environment shapes thoughts, feelings and actions, researchers say

10/22/2008
Scientists Erase Specific Memories in Mice

But the days of 'targeted forgetting' in humans are still long off, experts say

10/21/2008
Job, Education May Buffer Against Dementia

Cognitive reserve compensates for brain damage, study says

10/20/2008
ALS, Alzheimer's Insights Could Improve Treatment

But each discovery awaits testing in humans, experts note

10/16/2008
Overeating? Blame Your Genes

Certain DNA may cause people to eat more to get the same pleasure from food

10/16/2008
Infants Can Tell Happy Music From Sad

Study illustrates the rapid development of the human brain

10/16/2008
Aerobics Can Reverse Mental Decline in Older Adults

Review of studies shows workouts that leave a person breathless boost brain tissue volume

10/15/2008
Brain Pressure More Likely to Cause Vision Loss in Men

Though women have condition more often, men suffer side effects twice as much, study says

10/15/2008
New Technique Activates Brain Neurons to Move Paralyzed Limb

Experiment with monkeys could lead to new treatments for severely injured patients

10/15/2008
Brain Chemical Could Spur Lovesickness

A monogamous rodent could shed light on romantic loss

10/14/2008
Vitamin B No Help for Alzheimer's

Reducing homocysteine levels doesn't slow cognitive decline, study finds

10/14/2008
Surfing the Web Stimulates Your Brain

Internet searches keep the mind active, study finds

10/13/2008
Circadian Rhythm Plays Role in Memory

Hamsters deprived of body's sleep-wake system 'can't remember anything,' study says

10/13/2008
Excess Drinking Shrinks the Brain

Too much alcohol has a greater effect on women, study found

10/13/2008
Early Treatment Benefits Newfound Brain Disorder

Anti-NMDA-receptor encephalitis with tumor causes psychosis, memory problems, study says

10/10/2008
New Factors Join Kids' Sleep Disorders, Cognition

Blood pressure, brain oxygen levels might modify severity of some deficits, study says

10/10/2008
Ginkgo Prevented Stroke Damage in Mice

But it's not clear if the popular extract would be effective in humans

10/10/2008
Chemo Alone Effective in Treating Kids' Brain Tumors

Delaying, avoiding radiation could lessen long-term side effects, study finds

10/9/2008
People With Social Phobia Have Different Self-Image

MRI reveals altered brain response to negative comments

10/9/2008
Brain Rewires Itself After Hand Transplant

Research reveals 'plasticity' of adult neurons

10/8/2008
Blacks at Higher Risk for Brain Lesions Causing Stroke

They had 32% more microbleeds in several different areas, study finds

10/7/2008
Patients in Minimally Conscious State May Still Feel Pain

These brain-damaged individuals show signs of awareness, unlike vegetative state

10/6/2008
Occasional Forgetfulness Tied to Loss of Brain Volume

It's unclear whether this is linked to dementia, scientists say

10/3/2008
Protein in Spinal Fluid May Contribute to MS: Study

Higher levels of immune molecule might inhibit cells' ability to fight inflammation

10/2/2008
Overeating Can Throw Off Metabolism

Researchers find brain pathway that's activated, increasing risk of obesity, diabetes

9/29/2008
Blood Thinner Linked to Increased Brain Bleeding

That raises risk of death from hemorrhagic stroke, researchers say

9/25/2008
Scientists ID Compounds That Prevent Brain Nerve Damage

Finding could help develop new drugs to treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's diseases

9/25/2008
'Fear of Losing' Key Emotion in Economic Decisions

Brain imaging reveals why some people can't resist paying too much at auctions

9/25/2008
Brain Aneurysm Rupture Risk Tied to Location, Size

Those greater than 13 millimeters in width twice as likely to burst, study finds

9/22/2008
Family History Key Player in Brain Cancer Risk

Having immediate relatives with tumors boosts one's risk for same, study says

9/19/2008
Simple Blood Test Could Spot Alzheimer's Risk

Levels of amyloid beta peptide increase before, decrease after disease presents, study says

9/16/2008
Compound Reverses Huntington's Symptoms in Mice

Treatment slowed reduction of brain size, improved motor functioning, study finds

9/15/2008
Later Use of Clot-Buster After Stroke Possible: Study

tPA can be safely given beyond the current 3-hour limit, international researchers find

9/14/2008
Safety Gear a Must to Prevent Kids' Sports Injuries

Concussion most common danger, expert says, so head, face gear should take priority

9/11/2008
Imaging Shows Why Injured Brains 'Work Harder'

Tool highlighting increased blood flow could become standard measure of rehab, study says

9/10/2008
Teen Brain Might Get Hooked Easier on OxyContin

Study in adolescent mice suggests developing mind more sensitive to the painkiller

9/9/2008
Serotonin Transporter Levels May Explain Winter Blues

More of brain chemical removed in fall and winter, when there's less sunlight, study finds

9/8/2008
Brain's Memory Capacity Much Larger Than Believed

Finding could have implications for artificial intelligence, memory disorder treatments

9/8/2008
Vitamin B12 Key to Aging Brain

Deficiency led to more brain shrinkage, study shows

9/4/2008
Sleep Therapy Restores Brain Function in Insomniacs

Brain imaging suggests it could be a non-pharmacological intervention for the disorder

9/3/2008
Drug Given 24 Hours After Stroke Helps Repair Brain Tissue

Bryostatin may also work in patients with Alzheimer's and traumatic injury, study says

9/3/2008
Health Tip: Know the Signs of Concussion

See your doctor following a head injury

9/2/2008
Brain's Serotonin May Explain Seasonal Mood Changes

Higher binding potential in winter could clarify why people feel down when sun shines less

8/29/2008
Alcohol in Early Pregnancy May Prompt Fetal Cell Death

Even a few glasses of wine enough to disrupt normal development, mouse study finds

8/29/2008
Mom's Smoking During Pregnancy Ups Preemie's SIDS Risk

Fetal exposure to cigarette smoke appears to lower breathing recovery, study finds