Brain Health News

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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

5/19/2005
Vitamin E May Ward Off Parkinson's

Experts disagree about the finding's validity, however

5/17/2005
Experimental Drug Reverses Brain Injury in Rats

Finding could lead to new treatments for traumatic brain injury and stroke

5/16/2005
Alcoholism-Linked Brain Damage Hits Women Sooner

CT scans show accelerated atrophy and shrinkage, compared to men

5/13/2005
Kids Not Wired for Slo-Mo

Youngsters' brains better at gauging fast-moving objects, research shows

5/13/2005
Monkey See, Robotics Do

Primates' brains easily learn to manipulate hi-tech arm

5/12/2005
Patients with Mild Alzheimer's Capable of Treatment Decisions

Awareness of their condition is key to competency, study finds

5/10/2005
Debate Rekindled in Homosexual Brain Research

Whether sexual orientation is innate or learned still a hot scientific and social topic

5/10/2005
Study: Alzheimer's Hits U.S. Latinos Earlier

Close to a seven-year gap between symptom onset in Hispanics, whites

5/10/2005
Statin Drug May Help Slow Alzheimer's

Lipitor shows promise in small study

5/9/2005
Alzheimer's Vaccine Research Back On Track

Memory test improvements suggest the therapy may have a future

5/9/2005
Protein Clue May Help Fight Huntington's Disease

Damage to brain cells may come from outside, too, scientists say

5/9/2005
Serotonin's Effects Extend Far Beyond Brain

Neurochemical could play key role in embryonic development, study suggests

5/9/2005
Gene Tied to Depression, Anxiety

One variation may disrupt stress circuitry, researchers find

5/6/2005
Subtle Learning Problems in Kids of Cocaine-Using Moms

Despite problems, these children do better than previously thought, study contends

5/6/2005
'Artificial Retina' Shows Promise in Restoring Sight

Device allows formerly blind patients to see, identify objects

5/5/2005
Study: Treat Depression, Chronic Pain Separately

Brain scans suggest they emerge from distinct areas

5/5/2005
Brain-Damaged Fireman's Recovery a Mystery

Science can't provide exact explanation for this rare event

5/1/2005
Amino Acid May Harm Memory and More

Cognitive problems linked to homocysteine levels

4/28/2005
Mid-Life Obesity Linked to Old-Age Dementia

Study links higher weight to higher risk of cognitive decline later

4/28/2005
New Sleeping Pill Promises Long-Term Results

But one expert cautions that sleeping pills won't cure insomnia

4/25/2005
Brain Stem Cells Coaxed to Produce Insulin

Finding could eventually lead to cure for diabetes, researcher suggests

4/25/2005
Bypass Surgery Doesn't Harm Cognitive Ability

New study finds heart procedure free of lasting deficits

4/25/2005
Gene Therapy Eyed as Alzheimer's Treatment

Initial results of small study show slowed mental decline

4/22/2005
New Weapon Against Alzheimer's Found

Antibody therapy appears to clear built-up plaque from affected brains

4/22/2005
Gene Variant Yields Clues to Brain Cancer

Patients with specific variation survived nearly twice as long

4/21/2005
CT Brain Scans Optimize Stroke Treatment

High-tech imaging pinpoints those areas in danger

4/21/2005
Folic Acid Fortification Cuts Birth Defects

Adding the nutrient to wheat flour cut Chilean incidence in half

4/19/2005
Fluorescence Improves Brain Tumor Surgery Outcomes

Tracer lights the way for delicate procedure, extending survival

4/18/2005
Deep Brain Technique Eases Chronic Pain

Long-term success of 80 percent against tough-to-treat back trouble, study finds

4/18/2005
Brain Injections Lower Alzheimer's Plaques in Mice

The technique avoids inflammation seen in earlier trials

4/15/2005
Arctic Summer Sun Spurs Migraine

Bright light triggers headaches with aura, study finds