Brain Health News

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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

7/10/2006
Sleep Strengthens Memory

Sound slumber essential to retain facts, researchers say

7/6/2006
Research Points to Alzheimer's Blood Test

When effective drugs arrive, early detection will be key, experts say

7/6/2006
Brain-Wasting Proteins May Affect Heart

Mouse study suggests a connection between prions and rare cardiac condition, experts say

7/6/2006
Enron Founder's Death Linked to Heart Disease

While stress contributed, Kenneth Lay also had coronary-artery disease, autopsy shows

7/6/2006
Brain May Be Hard-Wired to Track Team Sports

Uniforms' colors allow fans to keep up with play, study finds

7/5/2006
New Clues to Neurological Diseases Discovered

Findings could lead to new treatments, two studies suggest

7/5/2006
DDT Linked to Developmental Delays in Babies

Breast-feeding seems to offset some of the pesticide's negative effects, study finds

7/4/2006
Doctors Probe 'Miracle' Rebirth of a Long-Dormant Mind

Find new scientific reasons for a man's recovery after 20 years in a 'minimally conscious' state

6/29/2006
Magnetic Therapy May Help Stroke Recovery

Pulses into the brain improved motor function in small study

6/29/2006
Mercury in Dental Fillings Safe for School-Age Children

But data is lacking on their effect, if any, on preschoolers' cognition, researchers say

6/28/2006
B-Vitamins Won't Prevent Alzheimer's

Finding a disappointment after research had suggested they might help

6/28/2006
Proteins Could Help Re-Grow Damaged Nerve Cells

Discovery could be important to those with spinal cord injury, Alzheimer's

6/27/2006
Thrill-Seekers at Higher Alcoholism Risk

And cautious types may be protected against drinking problems, study finds

6/27/2006
Memory Lapses May Herald Early Alzheimer's

But many seniors may function just fine despite brain changes, experts say

6/26/2006
Cell Phones Found to Activate Brain Areas

Italian research shows devices 'excite' or 'inhibit' brain cells

6/26/2006
Pesticides Could Raise Parkinson's Risk

Type and duration of exposure needed isn't yet clear, researchers say

6/23/2006
Could a Low-Carb Diet Slow Alzheimer's?

In mouse study, fewer carbs meant fewer brain-robbing plaques

6/23/2006
Human 'Mad Cow' Could Cause Eventual Epidemic

vCJD may have 50-year incubation period, meaning most cases have yet to arise, experts say

6/22/2006
Researchers Reverse Parkinson's Symptoms in Animals

Findings could lead to new drug treatments for humans

6/20/2006
Heart Drugs May Help Shield Brain Cells From Stroke

Digoxin and digitoxin show early promise in rat studies

6/15/2006
Iron in Infant Formula May Raise Adult Parkinson's Risk

But the mouse study finding needs much more investigation, experts say

6/15/2006
Health Tip: Know the Signs of NPH

Condition caused by fluid buildup on the brain

6/15/2006
Seizures Don't Always Signal Epilepsy

Hard-to-diagnose psychogenic seizures can be triggered by emotional trauma, studies find

6/14/2006
Study Shows Impact of Parkinson's Gene

Even a single mutated copy can speed symptoms

6/14/2006
Science Sniffs Out the Secrets of Scent

Brain translates a mix of chemicals into what the nose knows

6/12/2006
Hypoglycemic Episodes Won't Damage Brain

Finding is good news for diabetes struggling to control blood sugar

6/12/2006
Gene-Based Vaccines May Fight Alzheimer's

They slowed brain plaque build-up in mice, but success in humans will be real test, experts say

6/11/2006
Chinese Moss Extract Tested as Alzheimer's Drug

U.S. study follows on good results from China

6/6/2006
Whole Brain Radiation Doesn't Aid Brain Cancer Survival

But the therapy does prevent new tumors from developing, study finds

6/6/2006
Study May Explain How ADHD Treatments Work

PET scans show drugs' effect on the brain

6/5/2006
Narcolepsy Drug Helps Brain Tumor Patients

Study found it improved cognitive function and mood

6/2/2006
Two Drugs Help Shield Newborns From Toxoplasmosis

Treatment eases eye and brain damage linked to the infection

6/1/2006
Seniors Who Don't Drive More Likely to Require Care

Being tethered to the home may put elderly at risk, study suggests

5/31/2006
Research Reveals Blood Sugar's Effect on Wakefulness

Finding could lead to treatments for problems like sleep disorders and obesity

5/30/2006
Teens With Bipolar Disorder Misinterpret Facial Expressions

Brain scans show they're more apt to see hostility where none exists

5/30/2006
Ritalin May Keep Mental Distraction at Bay

Rat study may point to ADHD drug's underlying mechanism

5/26/2006
Study Compares Brain Aneurysm Treatments

Both 'coiling' and 'clipping' work well over long term

5/26/2006
Nerve-Based Depression Treatment May Take a Year to Work

But vagal nerve stimulation can bring real results, experts say

5/25/2006
Mind-Body Treatments Ease Irritable Bowel

Even short courses of hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy can work, studies show

5/25/2006
'Free Radical' Molecules May Help Drive Brain Illnesses

The finding could boost Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease research, experts say

5/23/2006
Workplace Lead Exposure Brings Long-Term Brain Damage

18 years later, employees showed decreases in brain volume, study found

5/22/2006
First Signs of Dementia May Be Physical

Problems with balance, strength might portend Alzheimer's, study suggests

5/18/2006
Adding Drug to Aspirin May Better Prevent Second Stroke

But the daily regimen is more expensive than aspirin alone, an expert notes

5/18/2006
Cooling Brain Improves Cardiac Arrest Outcomes

'Controlled hypothermia' limits the damage when blood supply dwindles, study finds

5/17/2006
Brain Scans Get at Roots of Prejudice

Liberals' minds lit up differently when thinking about conservatives

5/16/2006
Research Reveals How Prozac Triggers New Brain Cell Growth

It points to one way SSRI drugs may fight depression, experts say