Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/1/2006
Age Influences Visual Perception

MRI study suggests the young use incoming images differently than the old

2/28/2006
Neural Transplant Extends Huntington's Survival

Three out of five patients gained real benefit, researchers say

2/28/2006
Rehab Helps Partially Paralyzed Walk Again

Two very different programs work equally well, study finds

2/27/2006
Gene Mutation Might Help Spur Mental Retardation

The variant might also play role in a movement disorder, researchers say

2/23/2006
Alzheimer's Researchers Search for Volunteers

The North American study is aimed at finding important, early markers

2/22/2006
Schizophrenia Drug Might Curb Addiction

Trifluoperazine stopped cravings in mice hooked on morphine

2/22/2006
Loud Music Helps Drive Ecstasy Brain Damage

Rat study shows drug's effects last days longer

2/21/2006
Helmets Make Sense for Skiers, Snowboarders

Study finds 60 percent drop in head injury risk for those using protection

2/21/2006
Exercise, Learning Help Shield Against Alzheimer's

New report lists factors that boost health of the aging brain

2/21/2006
Drug Might Help Prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Mice exposed to nicotinamide appeared to be protected, scientists say

2/20/2006
Gene May Explain Men's Raised Risk for Parkinson's

Surprise discovery shows that gender-linked gene affects brain chemical, too

2/17/2006
Cost of Stroke for Hispanic-Americans Will Soar

Study estimates $334 billion in related expenditures by 2050

2/17/2006
Oxygen Shows Promise as Stroke Treatment

Therapy might extend the time that patients have to receive drug therapy, study says

2/17/2006
Drug Abuse Raises Brain Hemorrhage Risk

A fifth of younger patients showed evidence of pot, cocaine or other drug use, study finds

2/17/2006
Medicare's Payout for Stroke Lagging Behind Cost

Payment gap could mean cutbacks in quality of care, experts warn

2/16/2006
Cautious Personality Might Boost Parkinson's Risk

Straight-laced types may have higher odds for the disease, study suggests

2/16/2006
Stroke Survival May Depend on Staying Cool

Maintaining normal or lower-than-normal body temperature could be key, study suggests

2/16/2006
Young Type 2 Diabetics at Higher Stroke Risk

Their odds of an attack double soon after diagnosis, study finds

2/15/2006
Alzheimer's Progresses More Quickly in the Highly Educated

But those with more schooling seem able to delay early symptoms, study suggests

2/15/2006
Trigger for Cocaine Addiction Found

Discovery could lead to new treatments, researchers say

2/15/2006
Mouse Model of Schizophrenia Should Spur Research

It's a valuable tool that could shed light on the disease's origins, researchers say

2/13/2006
Most Stroke Patients Miss Out on Clot-Busting Drug

Far too many wait too long to seek care, researchers say

2/10/2006
Melatonin May Not Always Bring Sleep

Study finds the supplement does nothing for insomnia linked to specific disorders

2/8/2006
Brain Scans May Predict Alzheimer's Risk

If successful, the imaging tests might warn of disease in still-healthy people

2/8/2006
Shining a Light on Wintertime Depression

Light box therapy effectively treats seasonal affective disorder

2/7/2006
Genes Play Major Role in Alzheimer's Risk: Study

Two other papers examine link to depression, and produce conflicting results

2/6/2006
Can't Focus? Aging Brain May Be to Blame

By middle age, neurological 'daydream' centers gain more control, researchers find

2/6/2006
Spinal Fluid Molecules May Predict Alzheimer's Disease

But some doctors wonder if test will work in ordinary medical practice

2/5/2006
Stroke Survivors in Danger of Another Attack

New expert guidelines say equal attention must be paid to full and 'mini' stroke

2/3/2006
Red Alert Might Really Be Blue

Blue light kept shift workers awake and on their toes, study found

2/1/2006
Combo Drug Therapy Won't Improve Schizophrenia Care

Widespread practice of using two drugs provides no added benefit, researchers say

2/1/2006
Mouse Study Yields Hope Against Rett Syndrome

The rare, disabling neurological disorder predominantly affects girls

1/31/2006
Brain Scans May Beat Polygraphs at Lie Detection

Study found 14 areas of brain lit up when lying; only seven did during truth-telling

1/30/2006
Scientists Spot Mad Cow Protein's 'Good Side'

It's essential to the creation of new blood cells, research shows

1/25/2006
Drinking and Smoking a Dangerous Duo

Research suggests smoking exacerbates brain damage alcohol can cause

1/25/2006
Science Spots New Cause of Chronic Pain

Healthy nerves, not damaged ones, may be to blame

1/24/2006
Study Points to Human-Chimp Link

Research also finds human evolution slower than apes

1/23/2006
Lincoln's Descendants Help Make Gene Breakthrough

Research uncovers a mutation linked to rare movement disorder

1/23/2006
Aspirin Therapy Safe for Some Brain Hemorrhage Survivors

Study found users had no increased risk for repeat attacks

1/20/2006
Gene Could Hold Key to Schizophrenia

Mice without it developed a schizophrenic-like illness, researchers say

1/19/2006
Researchers Find Another Origin for Alzheimer's

Illness may originate with dividing brain cells, they say

1/19/2006
Owl Finding a Hoot for Brain Researchers

The birds link up sight with sound, just as humans do, researchers say

1/17/2006
Scientists Close in on Alzheimer's Genes

A locus on chromosome 10 appears to be a hot spot, researchers say

1/16/2006
Regular Exercise May Delay Alzheimer's

And the most out-of-shape seniors may have the most to gain, researchers say

1/11/2006
Sleep Keeps Brain Growing Strong

Restless rats failed to retain new neurons, study found

1/10/2006
Motor Problems May Precede Parkinson's

Stiffness, tremors and loss of balance could be telltale signs, study finds

1/10/2006
Science Probes the Awakening Brain

The mind stays sluggish in the first 10 minutes after sleep ends, research finds

1/9/2006
Prompting Neurons to Protect Themselves

Researchers found way to induce cells to release natural antioxidants

1/5/2006
Protein Linked to Depression

New antidepressants might result from this discovery, researchers say

1/5/2006
Brain's Cannabis Compound Fights Inflammation

Finding could lead to new treatments for diseases like multiple sclerosis, study says