Brain Health News

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10/9/2005
CDC Offers Free Concussion Kit for Coaches, Teens

Multimedia toolkit should help prevent, identify these dangerous injuries

10/7/2005
Saying Goodbye to Early Memories

By age 10, kids can't recall their preschool experiences, study finds

10/7/2005
ADHD in Childhood Ups Risk of Smoking

Researchers stressed the findings were preliminary

10/5/2005
Brain Proteins May Raise Alcoholism Risk

In rat study, two compounds boosted booze-craving behaviors

10/3/2005
New Insights into Preemie Infant Brain Injury

Neurological damage once considered harmless may not be, study suggests

9/30/2005
Pathological Liars Have Different Brains

Less gray matter, more white matter seen in scans, researchers report

9/29/2005
Brain Shifts During Sleep

Different regions stop communicating with each other, new research shows

9/27/2005
Scientists Close in on the 'Daredevil' Gene

A single gene may help drive tendency to risky behaviors

9/25/2005
Lead Exposure Plus Hypertension May Cause Cognitive Decline

While preliminary, finding highlights need to limit lead in environment, experts say

9/23/2005
Aging Brain Drives Blunt Behavior and Missed Memories

Changes in frontal lobes may affect inhibition and recall ability, studies suggest

9/23/2005
Immune Cells Key to HIV-linked Dementia

These 'scavenger cells' crowd brain's memory centers as virus invades, study finds

9/22/2005
Web-Based Stroke Care Aids Rural Patients

Doctors consult with experts at larger centers via the Internet

9/21/2005
Green Tea Compound Stops Alzheimer's in Mice

Trials in humans could be warranted, researchers say

9/20/2005
Exercise May Keep You Keen

Study finds older mice get a mental boost from a workout

9/19/2005
Stem Cells Treat Spinal Cord Injury in Mice

Procedure regenerated tissue, improved mobility, researchers say

9/16/2005
Test Could Help Treat Hearing Loss

Screen under development spots those with autoimmune-linked trouble

9/16/2005
Blood Test Helps Spot Epileptic Seizure

It relies on prolactin, a seizure-linked hormone

9/15/2005
A Dementia That Can Kill Quickly

People with frontotemporal dementia have shorter life spans than Alzheimer's patients, study finds

9/14/2005
Cocaine-Linked Memories Might Be Erased

Researchers removed these powerful cues to addiction in rat studies

9/9/2005
Science Takes Note of Tone-Deafness

For the first time, links between brain activity and inability to recognize pitch

9/9/2005
Scientists Discover How Fish Oil Protects the Brain

The fatty acid DHA and its natural derivative fight Alzheimer's-related damage, study says

9/8/2005
Human Brain Still Evolving

Two recent gene mutations suggest our 'defining feature' is improving

9/7/2005
Train the Brain to Modulate Pain

It can be as effective as a shot of morphine, study finds

9/7/2005
Helping Kids Reset Summer's Sleep Clock

For many, back-to-school means a whole new wake-up time

9/2/2005
Implanted Nerve Stimulator Eases Epilepsy in Kids

The device is already FDA-approved for use in adults

9/2/2005
Researchers Unlock Meningitis' Secrets

A cellular 'key' helps bacteria pierce brain's defenses

9/1/2005
Non-Invasive Coil Therapy Improves Aneurysm Survival

The device is inserted through a blood vessel near the groin, researchers say

8/31/2005
Scientists Discover Key to Myelin Production

Finding could lead to new treatments for nervous system diseases

8/31/2005
Bad Investment? Blame Your Brain

Emotion centers kick in when you make financial blunders, study suggests

8/30/2005
Poor Brain Blood Flow Raises Dementia Risk

Blood pressure and heart disease may play key roles, study shows

8/26/2005
When Communication Skills Are Lost

Aphasia is a disorder that impairs the ability to speak, read or comprehend

8/26/2005
Listen Up: Any Cell Phone Use While Driving Is Risky

Whether talking or listening, your chances of an accident increase, study finds

8/24/2005
If You Think You'll Feel Better, You Will

Study links placebo effect to brain's painkillers

8/24/2005
Cancer Fighter Gets Past Blood-Brain Barrier

It could be real breakthrough in battling neurologic tumors

8/23/2005
Alzheimer's Hits Brain's 'Daydream' Centers

Regions key to musing, reflection are prone to the disease, study shows

8/23/2005
Wake-Up Drug Could Help the Sleep-Deprived

Experimental agent brought newfound alertness to drowsy monkeys

8/22/2005
New Rat Model Spurs Schizophrenia Research

It replicates brain cell changes seen in affected humans

8/22/2005
Genes Predict Huntington's Disease Progression

Discovery might help guide treatment, researchers say

8/22/2005
Brain Damage Is Linked to Heart Failure

Scans show problems with vital areas that control heart functions, study says

8/19/2005
Nosing Into the Science of Scent

Receiving odors via the nose or mouth alters' brain's perception, study shows

8/19/2005
Baby's Got Rhythm -- Really

Infants pick up on new beats better than adults, studies show

8/18/2005
Poor Hearing Can Impair Memory

Brain's struggle to grasp speech comes at the expense of recall, experts say

8/16/2005
Fetal Alcohol Exposure May Cause Lasting Harm

Study found intellectual deficits in affected 7-year-olds

8/16/2005
Brain Protein Influences Weight Gain

Drugs modeled on SH2-B may help fight diabetes, obesity, experts say

8/15/2005
Tweaking Gene Might Treat Alzheimer's

In the lab, the strategy boosted levels of a toxin-removing protein

8/15/2005
Gene Therapy Fights Deadly Brain Cancer

In rats, treatment shrank glioblastoma multiforme tumors

8/11/2005
Nasal Vaccine Might Slow Alzheimer's

Mouse study showed 73 percent reduction in damaging amyloid plaques

8/8/2005
Parkinson's Drugs Cause Uncontrollable Sleepiness

This side effect may also be partly the result of the disease itself

8/4/2005
Scientists Correlate Brain Activity with fMRI Signals

Findings validate MRI as a neural research and clinical tool

8/4/2005
Amphetamines Improve Parkinson's Symptoms in Mice

Finding could lead to new ways to treat neurodegenerative disease