Brain Health News

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10/11/2006
Link Between Breast-Feeding and Child's IQ Debunked

Study suggests smart moms have the smarter babies

10/11/2006
Enzyme Could Play Role in Treating Alzheimer's

Preliminary research suggests the protein could lead to drug therapies

10/10/2006
Dopamine Plays Critical Role in Sleep

Findings offer important insights into Parkinson's disease, researchers say

10/10/2006
Gain Weight, Lose Brain Power?

Study links added pounds to slightly poorer cognition

10/10/2006
Genes May Dictate Response to Stress

One gene type fosters depression while another boosts resilience, scientists say

10/9/2006
'Mediterranean' Diet May Cut Alzheimer's Risk

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements might also help, another study shows

10/9/2006
Pot's Active Ingredient Could Fight Alzheimer's

Marijuana's 'THC' molecule looks promising in the lab, researchers report

10/5/2006
Abnormal Protein Linked to 2 Neurological Diseases

Finding offers hope for treatment of Lou Gehrig's disease and frontotemporal dementia

10/5/2006
Research Sheds Light on Rare Genetic Disorder

Williams-Beuren syndrome causes mental, cardiac impairment

10/5/2006
Study Spots the Brain's Selfishness 'Off-Switch'

A small piece of the cortex opts for fairness first

10/5/2006
'Chemo Brain' in Cancer Survivors Is Real: Study

Brain scans show changes in blood flow, metabolism

10/2/2006
Overeating a Form of Addiction

Study tracks stomach-to-brain nerve signals in obese people

9/27/2006
Red Wine May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

Cabernet Sauvignon appears to inhibit proteins that cause plaque buildup in brain

9/26/2006
Decision-Making Hobbled in Alcoholics With Multiple Disorders

Abusers with mental illness further undermine brain's ability to foresee consequences

9/26/2006
New Technique Might Help Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease

Computer-aided MRI detects water distribution in the brain

9/23/2006
Young Athletes May Underreport Concussion Symptoms

Doctors urge neurocognitive tests be used before return to play is OK'd

9/22/2006
Stem-Cell Trial for Neurodegenerative Pediatric Disease to Get Under Way

The goal is a treatment for Batten disease, a rare and fatal disorder

9/21/2006
Alzheimer's Study Raises Warning Flag

Target of drug development also critical to protection of neurons

9/21/2006
New Device Tested to Predict Epileptic Seizures

Technology combines nerve stimulator with electrical detector to halt onset of attacks

9/20/2006
Brain Helps Keep Emotions at Bay

Findings shed light on mechanisms of post-traumatic stress disorder, study says

9/19/2006
Alzheimer's Symptoms May Arise From Mutant Genes

It's a possible new dimension to the disease, researchers say

9/13/2006
Early Memory Lapses Could Warn of Alzheimer's

But detecting, treating sooner might also help slow the disease, experts say

9/12/2006
Alzheimer's Drug Eases Brain Injury-Linked Memory Loss

Rivastigmine most effective in more serious cases, researchers say

9/12/2006
Boxing Delivers Lethal Blow to Brain Cells

Study of amateur pugilists suggests real damage

9/7/2006
Enzyme May Help Fight Alzheimer's

It targeted protein 'tangles' in research with mice, fruit flies

9/4/2006
Brain Chemistry Linked to Who Drinks

Study found dopamine D2 receptors may provide protection against alcoholism

8/31/2006
Race Plays Role in Stroke's Aftermath

Minorities at higher risk for diminished quality of life, study finds

8/30/2006
Brain Stimulation Effective for Parkinson's

Offers greater benefits, fewer side effects than drugs, study reports

8/30/2006
Nun Study Counters Notion of 'God Spot' in Brain

Mystical experience relies on numerous neurological areas, research suggests

8/29/2006
Long-Term Sobriety Heals Alcoholics' Brains

Most neurological function returns to normal, research shows

8/29/2006
'Invisible' Brain Changes May Be Key to MS Progression

These alterations don't appear on standard brain scans, researchers say

8/29/2006
Real-Time MRI a Boost to Brain Tumor Surgery

Tracking brain's speech, movement centers improves safety, surgeons say

8/24/2006
Denial and Death on Mount Everest

Altitude sickness, not inexperience, is the bigger threat, doctor-turned-climber says

8/24/2006
Fatherhood May Alter the Brain

Monkey study showed neurological changes linked to learning

8/24/2006
Research on Mice Hints at Alzheimer's Treatment

Approach aims to rid brain cells of dangerous proteins

8/22/2006
Sleep Apnea in Children Linked to Lower IQ Scores, Learning Impairment

Whether damage is permanent or reversible needs further investigation, study says

8/21/2006
24-Hour Lighting May Disrupt Newborn's Bio-Clock

Mouse study suggests it could have negative long-term effects

8/18/2006
Strokes May Follow 'Body Clock'

They usually strike in morning or early evening, study finds

8/15/2006
Heart Drug May Help Reopen Arteries After Stroke

Small study says low-dose argatroban used with intravenous rtPA may improve outcomes

8/15/2006
High-Fat, Copper-Rich Diet Boosts Risk of Cognitive Decline in Elderly

Older adults face an acceleration equivalent to 19 more years of age, researchers say

8/14/2006
Skin Test Could Detect Alzheimer's Disease Early

Researchers working on a simple analysis that could be done in a doctor's office or outpatient clinic

8/14/2006
A Biological Basis for Being a Couch Potato?

Brain chemical study suggests humans may be wired for restlessness or just staying put

8/11/2006
Stress Can Shrink and Age Your Brain

Effects range from memory problems to cell damage linked to aging, studies say

8/11/2006
Pumping Cold Air Into Lungs of Coma Patients Questioned

Researchers looked at case where woman in vegetative state improved after oxygen tube was removed

8/11/2006
Exercise Smartens Up the Aging Brain

Review of the data finds activity keeps mental decline at bay

8/9/2006
Transcendental Meditation Lessens Brain's Pain Response

Long-term practitioners had lowered activity in neurological pain centers, study found

8/9/2006
Alzheimer's Drug May Shield Brain From Bioterror Agents

Galantamine could be first line of defense against sarin and other chemicals, researchers say

8/9/2006
Brain Protein Tied to Anxiety, Problem Drinking

Rats with lower levels of the chemical sought out alcohol, researchers say

8/8/2006
Gene to Blame for Some Parkinson's Cases

Targeting a protein produced by the gene might treat the disease, experts say

8/8/2006
Ultrasound Might Affect Baby's Brain Development

Mouse study suggests a link, but experts say more research is needed