Brain Health News

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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

8/3/2005
Gene Mix May Contribute to Autism

Certain combinations may be behind disorder, researchers find

8/1/2005
Alzheimer's Warning Signs Start Early

Review finds cognitive changes similar to but more marked than 'normal' aging

7/28/2005
Right-Brain Strokes Often Missed

More subtle symptoms difficult to detect, studies say

7/26/2005
Alzheimer's Patients' Vision Going Uncorrected

Old or missing glasses further isolate nursing home residents, study finds

7/25/2005
Protein Might Help Treat Paralysis, Alzheimer's

KDI blocks the effect of a natural nerve cell killer

7/22/2005
3 Molecules Could Fight Alzheimer's

They protect a brain protein from disease-linked tangling, scientists say

7/22/2005
Scientists Shed New Light on Alzheimer's

Plaques in blood vessels may play key role, too

7/22/2005
Scientists Rethink Alzheimer's-Plaque Connection

The real culprit may be clogged blood vessels, studies suggest

7/21/2005
The Madness of King George: A New Suspect

Arsenic may have contributed to the British monarch's woes, study suggests

7/21/2005
Brain Circuitry May Explain Cocaine Behaviors

Rat study suggests the drug disrupts key pathways

7/19/2005
Hormone Won't Treat Autism

Review of studies finds no therapeutic value for secretin

7/15/2005
Lead Exposure Unhealthy at Any Level

Study finds declines in kids' IQ even at amounts now considered safe

7/14/2005
Nothing Smart About Happiness

Study finds no link between IQ and contentment in old age

7/14/2005
Can Mental Function be Restored in Alzheimer's Disease?

Mouse experiment raises hope of healing brain cells

7/14/2005
Experts Ponder Ethics of Ape Brain Research

Could human neural stem cell transplants change primate consciousness?

7/12/2005
Brain Region May Govern Resilience to Trauma

Study could explain why some people react severely to emotional stress

7/11/2005
Lorenzo's Oil Lives Up to Its Billing

Treatment effective against genetic disorder called ALD, study finds

7/11/2005
Some Parkinson's Drugs May Trigger Compulsive Gambling

Finding could offer insights into addictive behaviors, researchers say

7/8/2005
Baby Talk Can Signal Language Delay

By one year, parents should expect full, intelligible words, expert says

7/8/2005
Routine Dementia Screening Doesn't Make Sense

Researchers report test inaccuracies, lack of treatments outweigh benefits

7/4/2005
Kids Who Watch Too Much TV Have Lower Test Scores

Reading, math scores and college education suffer, studies find

7/1/2005
Human Brain Is No Computer

Study supports a new interpretation of the thinking process

6/29/2005
Scientists Uncover Key Parkinson's Clue

A specific protein helps drive the disease forward, researchers say

6/23/2005
New Guidelines List Anti-Tremor Drugs

Blood pressure, seizure meds can help control non-Parkinson's shaking

6/22/2005
Brain's Marijuana-like Chemicals Postpone Pain

Manipulating endocannabinoids may bring new, better analgesics

6/22/2005
Way to Predict Stroke after 'Mini-Stroke' Found

Speech disturbance and weakness on one side are the primary predictors, study finds

6/20/2005
Worldwide Alzheimer's Care Carries Staggering Costs

28 million suffer at a direct-care cost of $156 billion annually

6/20/2005
Healthy Lifestyles May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

Friendships, juice and exercise can keep brains strong, studies suggest

6/20/2005
New Technologies Spot Alzheimer's Beginnings

Even without a cure, early detection is important, experts say

6/20/2005
Novel Therapies Fight Alzheimer's on Multiple Fronts

Insulin, immune system and even calisthenics offer hope, experts say

6/19/2005
Culture Colors Views on Alzheimer's Disease

Minorities have different perspectives on the illness, studies find

6/18/2005
MRI Can Identify Alzheimer's, Other Dementia

Specialized technology may take the guesswork out of diagnosis

6/15/2005
Placebos Can Bring Emotional Relief, Too

Brain scan study shows they affect neurological pain centers

6/15/2005
Parkinson's Disease Vaccine Shows Promise

But experts caution that success in mice may not translate to humans

6/14/2005
Drinking Withers Thinking

Mouse study finds heavy alcohol use has lasting impact on learning and memory

6/10/2005
Language May Not Be Needed for 'Number Sense'

Monkeys correctly matched up numerous sounds with same amount of objects

6/10/2005
Love Is the Drug...

Passion is born in the brain's addiction center, study finds

6/10/2005
Immune System Offers New Alzheimer's Target

A specific dysfunction may encourage the disease, study finds

6/9/2005
Reports Shed Light on Dangers of New MS Drug

Susceptibility to brain infection might be caught in patients in future

5/31/2005
Cancer Survivors Face Higher Dementia Risk

Were twice as likely as cancer-free twins to have cognitive dysfunction, study found

5/31/2005
New Clues to the Roots of Dyslexia

Sensory, rather than visual deficits, may be to blame

5/27/2005
Subliminal Smiles Can Sway You

Study found they made people more likely to try new things

5/27/2005
Gene Could Cause Rare, Fatal Epilepsy

Lafora disease may have its roots in a specific mutation

5/26/2005
Corticosteroids May Be Harmful for Head Injury

They seem to increase death risk among patients, research finds

5/26/2005
Words Sharpen Visual Memory, Study Finds

Children recalled objects better when given language cues

5/25/2005
Magnetic Stimulation May Improve Stroke Recovery

Better hand function noted in small-scale trial

5/23/2005
Researchers Pinpoint Brain's Sarcasm Sensor

Without it, snappy comments are a mystery

5/19/2005
Science Sniffs Out the Secrets of Scent

Simply labeling something as 'smelly' may make it so, study finds