Brain Health News

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11/27/2006
Parkinson's May Lower Driving Safety

Drivers with the illness made more mistakes while distracted, study found

11/27/2006
Chemo Temporarily Shrinks Brain Areas, Study Finds

Discovery could explain cognitive troubles linked to cancer treatment

11/25/2006
Using the Mind to Cure the Body

Guided imagery helps patients ease their pain, studies say

11/22/2006
Parkinson's Gene Reveals Its Secrets

The mutation produces malfunctioning proteins that disrupt brain-cell networks, study finds

11/22/2006
Zinc a Key Player in Neuron Transmissions

Metal works to correct brain's signaling circuitry to spinal cord

11/20/2006
Brain's Oxygen Supply Key to Alzheimer's Risk

Poor blood flow increases plaque buildup, mouse study finds

11/20/2006
Sorry, Kids: School Tests Do Enhance Learning

Study finds people remember things better if quizzed

11/17/2006
Certain Fatty Acid May Cut Dementia Risk

DHA seems to offer protective effect in the brain, researchers report

11/8/2006
Deep-Brain Stimulation Eases Movement Disorder

Dystonia affects over 300,000 people across North America, experts say

11/7/2006
Scientists Probe Radiotherapy-Linked Brain Changes

A cell receptor may play a role in cancer treatment cognitive woes

11/6/2006
Infant Iron Deficiency Lowers Teen Test Scores

Children from poorer families face highest cognitive risk, researchers say

11/6/2006
Electric Current During Sleep Boosts Memory

Mild stimulation raised recall scores by 8 percent, study found

11/2/2006
New Test Could Spot Dementia Earlier

7-minute test detects milder signs, developers say

10/31/2006
SIDS Linked to Abnormal Brain Biology

Faulty serotonin system keeps babies from arousing as they should, researchers report

10/31/2006
Parkinson's Patients Face Tough Treatment 'Balancing Act'

Michael J. Fox's shakiness caused by long-term medication, not the disease, experts say

10/30/2006
Elephants Recognize Themselves in Mirrors

Pondering their image, they seem to understand the notion of 'self,' researchers say

10/27/2006
Neurons Dictate Which Birds of a Feather Flock Together

Research might yield insights into overcoming shyness, other social problems, in people

10/27/2006
Teen Brains Build Tolerance to Alcohol's Effects

But this also boosts their likelihood for alcoholism, researchers warn

10/26/2006
Cold Virus Might Harm Long-Term Memory

Nervous system infection by a family of pathogens may 'chip away' at cognition, researchers say

10/23/2006
Vegetables May Boost Brain Power in Older Adults

Study found leafy, green veggies, but not fruits, slowed cognitive decline

10/19/2006
Scientists Spot Brain's Self-Defense 'Switch'

A protein activates natural antioxidant toxin-fighters

10/18/2006
Brain Protein Could Limit Stroke Damage

Mouse study shows G-CSF works even if given days after an attack

10/18/2006
Marijuana-Like Compound May Slow Alzheimer's

And the club drug Ecstasy is giving scientists clues to Parkinson's disease

10/18/2006
Health Tip: Symptoms of Stroke

Seek immediate medical help if someone has these warning signs

10/16/2006
Brain Study Sheds Light on Autism

Communication breakdowns between neural areas may be to blame

10/16/2006
Stem Cell Transplant Shows Promise Against ALS

It slowed disease progression in rats, scientists say

10/16/2006
Animal Study Links Teen Aggression With Prozac

It may help explain why some children become agitated, even suicidal, on the drug

10/13/2006
Female Sex Hormone Could Treat Brain Injury

Progesterone shows promise in clinical trial

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