Brain Health News

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7/25/2007
Drug May Shield Brain Cells From Huntington's Disease

Dopamine-reducing med shows promise in mice

7/24/2007
Drinking While Pregnant May Alter Child's Brain

Neurological changes could boost risks for ADHD, other problems, researchers say

7/20/2007
Brain Chemical Could Help Beat Back Despair

Mouse study suggests boosting the substance might fight mental ills

7/19/2007
Scientists Unlock Secrets of the 'Placebo Effect'

A key brain center releases reward-linked chemical, study finds

7/19/2007
Many Brain Cells Seek, to Help You Find

Study probes the way the mind tracks objects of interest

7/18/2007
Gene Linked to Restless Leg Syndrome Found

Finding likely to spur additional research for diagnosis and treatment of disorder

7/18/2007
Curry Spice Chemical Could Curb Alzheimer's

Findings support prior work suggesting turmeric fights the disease

7/17/2007
Poor Memory Tied to Sleep Woes in Aging Women

Anxieties or early dementia might be to blame, researchers say

7/13/2007
Fantasy Gaming Gives Insight Into Learning

'Fake' baseball play may spur love of the real thing, study finds

7/12/2007
Brain May Be Able to Suppress Memories

Experiment suggests humans can will themselves to forget

7/9/2007
Dementia Gene Mutation Identified

It limited production of protein affecting language and behavior, researchers find

7/6/2007
High School Football Brings Brain Trauma Dangers

Many players are back on the field too soon after head injury, experts say

7/5/2007
Brain Scans Show How Pain Upsets Concentration

A key region may control both functions, scientists say

7/5/2007
Science Quiets Myth of 'Chatterbox' Females

Study finds men, women use same quantity of words each day

7/5/2007
Brain Circuitry Trouble May Explain Depression

Rat study could reveal why the illness varies so much between patients

7/5/2007
Enzyme Damage Could Be Key to Parkinson's

In mouse study, reversing this cellular injury healed the brain

7/3/2007
Epilepsy May Raise Suicide Risk

Danish study finds it triples the odds, with women most strongly affected

7/3/2007
Dulled Sense of Smell Might Predict Alzheimer's

As ability to recognize scent fell, so did thinking ability, study found

6/29/2007
Estrogen May Be Brain-Booster

Monkey study suggests it keeps mental decline at bay

6/21/2007
'Memory Traces' May Help Spur Chronic Pain

In study with rats, drug showed potential for easing discomfort

6/21/2007
To the First-Born Go the Smarts

Higher IQ determined by birth order, not genetics, study contends

6/21/2007
1st Gene Therapy Trial Effective Against Parkinson's

Small study showed symptoms were eased, but treatment needs larger testing, researchers say.

6/20/2007
Autism-Linked Proteins Help Guide Brain Cells

The discovery moves scientists one step closer to treatments

6/14/2007
Puzzles May Be a Real Brain-Booster

'Attention-training' tasks appear to hone concentration, study finds

6/14/2007
Blood Pressure Drop During Bypass Might Impair Thinking

Reasons for the phenomenon aren't yet clear, researchers say

6/12/2007
New Tests, Treatments Close in on Alzheimer's

Earlier diagnosis and targeted therapies are coming, researchers say

6/11/2007
New Techniques Could Spot Alzheimer's Early

That could help both patients and researchers, experts say

6/11/2007
Home Visits by Researchers Would Boost Alzheimer's Trials

Less travel helps caregivers allow patient participation, study finds

6/11/2007
Heart Disease a Risk Factor for Alzheimer's

Patients treated for vascular trouble had better cognition, study found

6/10/2007
U.S. Experts Publish Brain Health 'Road Map'

It calls for more research into Alzheimer's, other threats

6/10/2007
Better Education Spurs Alzheimer's Patients to Try Risky Treatments

The more they know about their disease, the more open they are to possible side effects, study shows

6/10/2007
100 Million Worldwide May Have Alzheimer's by 2050

40% of patients will require high-level care, researchers add

6/7/2007
New Imaging Techniques Hold Promise for Variety of Diseases

Advances could lead to better treatments for illnesses such as heart disease, Alzheimer's, ovarian cancer, studies say

6/6/2007
Study Probes Role of Stroke, Head Trauma in Alzheimer's

How brain plaque is triggered in cells could point to new dementia treatments

6/6/2007
Cancer Drugs Appear to Boost Long-Term Memory

Mouse study hints at treatments for Alzheimer's, other brain diseases, in humans

6/5/2007
Drug May Help Combat 'Chemo Brain'

Small study found modafinil effective for women with breast cancer

5/30/2007
Preschoolers Don't Need Math to Do Math

They already have good grasp of how much is 'more' or 'less,' study shows

5/30/2007
Parkinson's Linked to Pesticides, Head Trauma

More exposure means a higher likelihood of the motor illness, research shows

5/27/2007
Autism's Rise May Reflect Broader Definition, Better Diagnosis

Experts weigh in on possible causes for the mysterious disorder

5/24/2007
College Binge Drinking Related to Diminished Decision-Making Abilities

Adolescent brains particularly sensitive to alcohol's effects, study says

5/23/2007
New Brain Cells Keep Aging Minds Young

Research suggests an ongoing 'plasticity' far beyond youth

5/22/2007
Drug Shrinks Some Brain Tumors

A gene helps determine who'll benefit from temozolomide, study finds

5/21/2007
Light Drinking May Keep Dementia at Bay

Less than a drink a day slows cognitive decline, study suggests

5/18/2007
Sick, Sleepless Flies Give Clues to Human Immune Function

Work illuminates sleep's role in battling infection

5/18/2007
Mental Development Similar Among Boys, Girls

U.S. study is first major examination of typical changes through childhood

5/16/2007
Low-Dose CoQ10 Supplements Won't Ease Parkinson's

Widely touted remedy had no impact on symptoms, study finds

5/9/2007
EEG Works at Spotting Early Alzheimer's

Brain activity monitoring achieved up to 85% accuracy, study found

5/8/2007
Protein May Be Key to Brain's Evolution

Humans developed 'neuropsin' subtype 5 million years ago, study finds

5/7/2007
Scans Spot Early Alzheimer's in Memory-Deficient Patients

Brain imaging agent highlights build-up of plaque that's a signature of the disease

5/4/2007
Rituximab Reduced Disease Activity in MS Patients

2 trials show drug may be effective new therapy