Brain Health News

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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

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