Brain Health News

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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

8/7/2006
Pediatric Brain Trauma Costs $1 Billion Annually

Fractures, concussions and worse rack up huge hospital charges, study reports

8/4/2006
Great Apes Outperfom Their Brethren on Tests

Findings may help scientists better understand link between intelligence, human evolution

8/4/2006
Pesticide Exposure Damages Nervous System, Brain

Study project finds compounds also harm gastrointestinal system in rats

8/3/2006
Genetic Findings Shed Light on OCD

Protein regulating glutamate flow may explain why anxiety disorder runs in families

8/2/2006
Brain Sees Reward Before Risk

Researchers learn how the brain processes risky behavior such as gambling

8/1/2006
Iraq War Vets Having Some Mental Difficulties

Study finds effects on attention, verbal learning, memory

8/1/2006
Brain Activity Predicts Treatment Results for Depression

Study suggests patients' beliefs, other factors draw better picture of successful drug therapy

7/28/2006
Amnesia Study Sheds Light on Memory

Volunteers underwent drug-induced short-term memory loss

7/27/2006
Study Promises Better Drug Delivery to Fight ALS

Getting meds to affected brain tissue has always been a challenge, researchers say

7/26/2006
Predicting the Outlook for Coma Patients

New guidelines help to gauge a poor prognosis

7/26/2006
Study Casts Doubt on NSAID Use After Brain Injury

Injured rats given ibuprofen showed signs of cognitive decline

7/26/2006
Hectic Days Leave Fleeting Memories

Distractions hinder brain's ability for recall, researchers find

7/24/2006
Estrogen Levels May Influence Men's Alzheimer's Risk

They carry small amounts of the hormone throughout their lives, experts note

7/20/2006
Brain's Stem Cells Hold Clues to Cancer

Over-stimulation of these cells could trigger tumors, new study shows

7/20/2006
Body's Brain Link to Hunger Identified

Finding could pave way for new, safer diet drugs, researchers say

7/20/2006
Gender Gap in Scientific Research Shows Up in Print

Study of major medical journals shows women still far less likely to get published

7/19/2006
Autistic Brains Show a Key Difference

Males with autism have fewer neurons in centers linked to emotion, study finds

7/19/2006
Alzheimer's Patch Could Replace Pills

Delivering Exelon via the skin easier on patients, caregivers, study finds

7/17/2006
Drug Slows Pre-Alzheimer's Brain Shrinkage

But Aricept's effects were minor, and the disease will progress, researchers say

7/17/2006
Researchers Map Out Early Steps to Alzheimer's

After memory loss, decision and attention next affected, they say

7/17/2006
Weight Loss May Yield Alzheimer's Clues

Gradual declines in body mass may be linked to changes in appetite, experts say

7/17/2006
Alzheimer's 'Risk Score' Spots Those Most Vulnerable

Other studies look at dementia's links to stroke, cholesterol

7/14/2006
Single Gene Flaw Can Cause 'Face Blindness'

The condition involves an inability to distinguish unfamiliar faces

7/14/2006
Epilepsy Can Be Subtle for Seniors

Brief 'spaced-out' episodes may be minor seizures, experts say

7/13/2006
Aphasia: A Virtual Prison That Can Be Escaped

Brain disorder can leave patients unable to communicate

7/12/2006
Neurologists Can Improve 'Deep Brain' Therapy for Parkinson's

Having a brain expert on hand does make a difference, study found

7/12/2006
Brain-Computer Link Aids Paralyzed Patient

In a first, a computer enables quadriplegic to move simple devices

7/12/2006
Transgendered Professor Stirs Debate Over Women in Science

Stanford neurobiologist blames bias, not genes, for gender gap

7/10/2006
Spinal Fluid Protein Could Predict Alzheimer's

Spotting the disease in midlife might be key to slowing or preventing it, experts say

7/10/2006
Apathy Without Depression a Sign of Parkinson's

Finding could help avoid patient misdiagnosis, experts say