Brain Health News

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9/6/2007
Toddler Study Proves Humans Outsmart Apes

In 'social learning,' at least, preschoolers excelled

9/5/2007
Alzheimer's Patients May Suffer 'Silent' Seizures

Mice with similar ailment experienced these subtle attacks, scientists say

8/29/2007
Saline Reduces Mortality for Brain Injury Patients

It results in lower death rates compared to albumin fluid, study finds

8/28/2007
Alcoholics With Cirrhosis Have More Brain Damage

Genes connected with higher functions are changed by continued abuse, study finds

8/23/2007
Experiments Get Close to 'Out-of-Body' Experience

Using virtual reality, volunteers mimicked the near-death phenomenon

8/23/2007
Scientists Spot Brain's 'Free Will' Center

It helps people refrain from actions good and bad, experts say

8/22/2007
Study Probes Roots of Fearful Memories

Neurochemical sears traumatic moments into the brain, study suggests

8/21/2007
Vaccine Stops Alzheimer's Brain 'Tangles'

In mouse study, it prevented buildup of dangerous tau protein

8/20/2007
Study Puts 1 Alzheimer's Theory in Doubt

Results in mice suggest a key gene might not be to blame, researchers say

8/17/2007
Vision Restoration Therapy Might Improve Sight for Trauma, Stroke Victims

In-home computer device shows promise in stimulating affected brain areas, study shows

8/15/2007
Brain Radiation Treatment Boosts Lung Cancer Survival

It limits malignancy's spread, but safety issues remain, experts say

8/15/2007
HIV Delivers 'Double Whammy' to Brain

Virus doesn't just destroy neurons, it prevents new ones from forming, study finds

8/9/2007
Hormone Found to Govern Desire for Food

Treatment with leptin could help fight obesity, study says

8/7/2007
Alzheimer's Protein Implicated in Glaucoma

Amyloid-beta appears to destroy retinal cells and may be new treatment target, experts say

8/6/2007
Brain Studies Show ADHD Is Real Disease

Condition appears linked to dopamine function, experts say

8/6/2007
Memory Slow? Drink Some Joe

Older women who consume 3 cups a day have sharper cognitive skills, study says

8/6/2007
Maturity Brings Richer Memories

Brain area associated with higher-order thinking is responsible, study finds

8/2/2007
Antidepressant Effectiveness May Depend on Genes

Key DNA influences Celexa's level of benefit, study finds

8/2/2007
Science Explores Shift Work-Linked Fatigue

Switching from day to night hours affects serotonin levels, researchers say

8/2/2007
'Whispering Stroke' Can Cause Lasting Damage

Attacks with mild symptoms are too often ignored, experts say

8/2/2007
Researchers Watch Music Play in the Brain

As symphony movements changed, so did listeners' neurological activity

8/1/2007
Doctors 'Awaken' Man 6 Years After Severe Brain Injury

Deep brain stimulation could help others in minimally conscious state, researchers say

8/1/2007
Experts Split on Whether Chief Justice Roberts Has Epilepsy

Seizures may be caused by epilepsy, which can be controlled with medication

7/30/2007
Aricept Eases Symptoms of Severe Alzheimer's

Study finds the drug works, just as it does in milder cases

7/30/2007
Lead Less Toxic to the Well-Read

High literacy somehow shields the brain from the toxin's effects, study finds

7/27/2007
Health Tip: Causes of Fainting

Stress, medications are possible triggers

7/26/2007
Health Tip: Protect Your Head After Concussion

Avoid activities that could lead to additional injury

7/26/2007
High School, College Football Comes With Risk

Younger players get injured less often but more severely than college players, study finds

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.