Brain Health News

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12/14/2007
Human Noses Sort Out Strangers, Friends

Brain's fear centers also activate when scenting a stranger, study finds

12/12/2007
Statins Can Boost Brain Hemorrhage Risk After Stroke

For most patients, small risk is outweighed by the benefits, experts say

12/11/2007
Personal Convictions May Control Both Behavior and Emotions

Distinct brain regions activated by beliefs and human feelings, study shows

12/10/2007
Unrelated Cord Blood Helps Infants With Metabolic Disorders

It's a viable option with lower risk of complications, study finds

12/6/2007
Ketamine Impairs Brain by Releasing Superoxide

Researchers claim finding could lead to new treatments for schizophrenia

12/5/2007
Aging Brains Get Out of Sync

'Senior moments' typical in later years, study suggests

12/5/2007
Brain Protein May Be a Clue to Autism

Early research suggests trouble in nervous system development

12/4/2007
Nerve Disorganization May Spur Form of Dyslexia

Brain scans show real differences, researchers say

12/3/2007
Brain Activity Points to Origins of Anorexia

MRI scans reveal differences in neurological reward responses

12/3/2007
Chimps Top Humans in Number Recall

They beat out college students in tests involving digits 1 through 9, scientists say

11/30/2007
High Blood Pressure Could Exacerbate Alzheimer's

Slowed blood flow to the brain may be to blame, MRI study shows

11/29/2007
Progesterone Won't Shield Women Against Alzheimer's

Mouse study shows no benefit for the female hormone

11/28/2007
Autistic Children Have More Gray Matter in Brains

This imbalance may make it tougher for them to function socially, study suggests

11/28/2007
Cell Protein Might Help Treat ALS

Hsp70 extended the lifespan of mice that had the neurological disease, researchers say

11/22/2007
Competition Affects Your Perception of Your Paycheck

If co-workers make more, mind's reward centers are less enthused, brain scans find

11/22/2007
There's More Than Turkey Behind Holiday Yawns

General sense of relaxation also encourages midday sleepiness, experts say

11/21/2007
Brain Area Recognizes Familiar Sounds

Region activates when a friend's voice calls, scientists say

11/19/2007
High Blood Pressure Linked to Disability, Dementia

Controlling hypertension might stave off problems of aging, studies suggest

11/19/2007
Migraine Tied to Thickening in Brain Area

But scientists aren't sure which comes first

11/15/2007
Some Epilepsy Patients Not Always Aware of Seizures

That can lead to under-reporting when applying for driver's licenses, researchers suggest

11/14/2007
Blacks, Hispanics Live Longer With Alzheimer's

Reason for their added survival remains unclear, scientists say

11/12/2007
ADHD Delays Growth of Certain Brain Areas

But affected children do catch up over time, researchers add

11/12/2007
Long-Term Beta Carotene Use May Protect Against Dementia

A beneficial effect was found after at least 15 years, study says

11/9/2007
Older Adults No More Distractible Than Younger Set

Brain's ability to engage multisensory attention remains intact, study says

11/8/2007
Scientists Find Way to Track Stem Cells in Brain

It could be a breakthrough for neurological research, experts say

11/8/2007
Brain Yields Clues to False Memories

People can 'recall' something that never happened, experts say

11/8/2007
Fish Really May Be Brain Food

3 studies suggest regular consumption boosts thinking

11/7/2007
Heart Defects Can Delay Baby's Brain Development

Corrective cardiac surgery is not to blame, study suggests

11/7/2007
Caffeine Therapy Boosts Preemies' Outcomes

It cut their risk for neurodevelopmental trouble, researchers say

11/6/2007
Nicotine Plus Alcohol Makes Quitting Tougher

The two habits work together to maintain addiction, study suggests

11/5/2007
Training, Experience Can Change How Brains Work

Study comparing conductors and non-musicians shows that tuning out distractions can be learned

11/1/2007
Study Shows Antibiotic Harms ALS Patients

Researchers hoped minocycline might have helped those with Lou Gehrig's disease

10/31/2007
Scientists Spot Brain Center for 'Out-of-Body' Experience

Systems coordinating the sense of self may break down, the researchers say

10/31/2007
Brain MRIs Find Hidden Neurological Problems

Blocked blood vessels most common discovery, researchers report

10/31/2007
Stem Cells Restore Memory in Mice

Experiments point to ways to treat injury, stroke and even Alzheimer's, experts say

10/29/2007
Certain Seizure Patients Need Emergency CT Scan

ER staff should focus on those with first-ever attack, babies, and people with AIDS, guideline says

10/27/2007
Stay Ahead of Head Injuries

Experts offer tips on keeping homes safe

10/25/2007
Worm Study Points to Sexuality's Origins

Scientists tweaked genes to switch the wrigglers' orientation

10/25/2007
Brain Region Tied to Amphetamine Addiction

When the insula was switched off, rats lost the craving, scientists say

10/25/2007
Brain's 'Reward Chemical' May Help Spur Obesity

Fewer dopamine receptors on cells could prompt overeating, study suggests

10/24/2007
Body's Clock Never Adjusts to Daylight Saving Time

You can't fool Mother Nature, experts say

10/23/2007
Dementia in More Educated Hits Later But Harder

More schooling delayed disease onset, but decline was more rapid afterward, study finds

10/22/2007
Sleepless Nights Make for Grumpier Brains

Mind's emotion centers less controlled when weary, MRI study shows

10/18/2007
Tooth Troubles Could Raise Dementia Risk

Fewer teeth in old age linked to mental woes, study finds

10/18/2007
Vulnerability to Stress Linked to Brain Molecule

Study with mice reveals heightened activity of neurotransmitter dopamine

10/17/2007
Genes Might Help Drive Overeating

DNA-based brain chemical changes mean more food is needed, study suggests

10/16/2007
Lamotrigine May Reduce Epilepsy Seizures

Adding it to existing regimen may help, researchers say

10/15/2007
Blood Test Might Spot Alzheimer's Early

18 proteins ID at-risk patients years before clinical diagnosis, scientists say

10/12/2007
Technology Advance Could Help Paralyzed

It's a better way of translating brain signals for prosthetic devices

10/12/2007
Familial MS May Be More Destructive

Brain scans reveal more damage compared to sporadic cases