Brain Health News

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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

1/4/2006
Breakdown of Myelin May Lead to Alzheimer's

If true, finding could translate into new treatments, study suggests

1/4/2006
Reduced Brain Volume May Predict Dementia

The finding could lead to therapies to prevent or delay problems, study says

12/29/2005
Brain Scans Show How Memories Are Retrieved

'Mental time travel' takes you back to creation of a memory, researcher says

12/28/2005
Clinical Trial to Test Stem Cells for Pediatric Brain Injuries

The technique could offer new hope, better results, researchers say

12/27/2005
Vitamin B Deficiency a Danger After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Case study notes need to monitor patients for resulting neurological condition

12/27/2005
Antidepressants May Spur Brain Cell Growth

Rat study offers new mechanism by which SSRIs like Paxil, Zoloft, may work

12/23/2005
'Quilt to Remember' Honors Those Struggling With Alzheimer's

Collective memorial will tour U.S. cities, Alzheimer's Foundation says

12/19/2005
Low Brain Estrogen May Boost Women's Alzheimer's Risk

It could help explain why women are slightly more prone to the disease, researchers say

12/16/2005
Robotic Treadmill Helps Partially Paralyzed

Guided walking seems to retrain brain's movement center, study finds

12/16/2005
Drug Reduces MS-Linked Brain Lesions

Imuran also cuts relapse rates for patients with the neurological disorder

12/15/2005
Huge Increase in Alzheimer's, Dementia Predicted

Incidence will double in the U.S. and triple in developing countries by 2040, experts say

12/15/2005
'Engineered' Stem Cells May Help Treat Parkinson's

They are able to penetrate the brain's blood barrier, researchers report

12/12/2005
Pain Sufferers Use Brain to Find Relief

They tap into area of brain responsible for processing pain, study finds

12/12/2005
Testosterone May Improve Life for Men With Early Alzheimer's

But hormone didn't sharpen cognitive skills in small study

12/9/2005
Fear Response, Personality Share Same Space in the Brain

Finding could explain why the more courageous are often more outgoing, too

12/9/2005
Study: Men, Women Don't Think Alike

Brain scans reveal differences in activity while performing similar tasks

12/8/2005
Brain Scans Track Human Game Strategies

High-tech imaging allowed researchers to predict who'd win and lose

12/8/2005
Stroke's Deadly Toll: 2 Million Brain Cells Each Minute

Statistics on stroke's impact show how urgently immediate help is needed

12/8/2005
Uncertainty Activates Brain's Emotion Centers

Feelings take center stage when outcomes are unclear, imaging study reveals

12/7/2005
Enlarged Brain Might Be Hallmark of Autism

Head circumference also begins to increase after age 1, study found

11/30/2005
Smart Brains Toss Out Trivia

Clearing the mind of useless facts boosts memory, study finds

11/30/2005
Older Antipsychotic Drugs No Safer Than New Ones

Researchers warn about replacing the newer meds that carry warnings