Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/22/2004
Smoking Hastens Decline of Aging Brain

Study suggests benefits of quitting even in old age

3/19/2004
Quick Surgery Urged After 'Mini-Strokes'

Artery-clearing procedure best done within two weeks, study says

3/19/2004
Common Bacteria Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

Respiratory bug leads to hallmark amyloid plaques in brain

3/18/2004
Cirrhosis Can Impair Driving Ability

Some with liver disease have brain dysfunction, shouldn't be behind the wheel

3/18/2004
Truth, Lies, and Language Processing

Prefrontal cortex sorts language cues simultaneously

3/17/2004
Scientists ID Enzyme That Regulates Appetite

Finding could lead to drug treatments to combat obesity, diabetes

3/15/2004
Brain Chemical Closely Tied to Narcolepsy

Mouse study finds transmitter orexin can reverse sleep disorder

3/13/2004
The Truth About Aging

Government booklet helps dispel myths on growing old

3/12/2004
Common Nutrient Boosts Memory, Learning

Study: Pregnant women, babies may benefit from added choline

3/12/2004
Baby, You Light Up My Mind

Infant's face activates mother's emotion-processing brain region

3/10/2004
Shielding Against Parkinson's Disease

Scientists identify protective protein against neurodegenerative disorders

2/26/2004
A Sleeping Pill As a Stroke Aid?

French case suggests the unusual possibility

2/26/2004
Hunger Sharpens Your Taste Buds

It boosts ability to taste sweet and salty foods, study finds

2/26/2004
For Teens, It's Often Not Just Rewards

Research may explain typical adolescent risk-taking

2/25/2004
Reading Is Fundamental

It even changes our brains

2/23/2004
How the Brain Makes Sense of the Senses

Study offers new information about how it processes sound, sight and touch

2/23/2004
Healthy Heart Habits May Keep 'Mini Strokes' at Bay

Proper diet and exercise might keep you sharper as you age

2/20/2004
Botox for the Birds?

Wrinkle remover is used in avian brain research

2/19/2004
Empathy Not Just an Idea

Seeing loved ones in pain activates brain's emotional circuitry

2/19/2004
Stem Cell Source Found in Human Brain

Could mark a step toward repairing brain damage

2/19/2004
Common Gene Links Learning and Addiction

Mouse study gives researchers new target for treatment

2/17/2004
Understanding the Fatigue of Multiple Sclerosis

Excessive tiredness may be linked to extensive brain nerve fiber damage

2/17/2004
Exercise Sharpens Judgment

Aerobic walks improve seniors' ability to make clearheaded choices

2/16/2004
Clogged Arteries Can Cause Mental Decline

Study finds higher risk of cognitive problems in elderly

2/16/2004
Alcohol Sensitivity Runs in the Family

Genetics influence how your body responds to drinking, study says

2/16/2004
Saying It With Gestures

Study examines how humans have innate ability to use gestures as language

2/12/2004
Making All Faces Familiar for Those With Autism

Training may help people with disorder develop facial recognition skills

2/12/2004
New Technique Can Help Dyslexic Kids Read Better

The normal paths to reading in the brain can be awakened, researchers report

2/11/2004
Sleep Apnea Disrupts Brain Waves All Night Long

Researchers say finding could help doctors pinpoint those who really needs help

2/6/2004
Cholesterol Drugs May Aid Stroke Patients

Those taking the medicines seem to suffer less cognitive impairment

2/6/2004
Looking at Links to Brain-Wasting Disease

Studies examine blood transfusions and human version of mad cow disease

2/6/2004
Mercury Tied to Irreversible Brain Damage

Study finds prenatal exposure affects children through adolescence

2/5/2004
Vampire Bat Saliva Holds Key to Stroke Treatment

Drug derived from it extends time window for limiting brain damage

2/5/2004
Cooling Helmets Could Cut Stroke Damage

Pioneering studies borrow method developed by NASA

2/5/2004
Blood-Diverting Catheter May Help Stroke Victims

New device that redirects flow shows promise in pilot study

2/5/2004
Stroke Therapy Gets a New Twist

Corkscrew-like device removes offending clot

1/30/2004
Juggling is Mind-Altering Experience

Newly trained jugglers show changes in shape of the brain

1/30/2004
Fish Can Keep Mental Decline at Bay

Mackerel, salmon and herring should top your menu

1/29/2004
Depressed Adolescents Have Altered Brain Structure

Study finds hippocampus is smaller

1/28/2004
Checking Brain Chemical Key for Memory

Low levels of acetylcholine crucial during sleep, study finds

1/27/2004
Migraines Leave Trail of Scars

Scans show brain lesions that point to cell death, but effect is unclear

1/23/2004
Body 'Awareness' Makes Some People Anxious

But that sensitivity can be an advantage, an expert says

1/22/2004
Sleep Fine-tunes Memories

In new study, rats went over day's experiences while in deep slumber

1/21/2004
Panic Disorder May Have Biological Basis

People with problem are deficient in key emotion-regulating brain receptor

1/21/2004
New, Old Alzheimer Drugs Work Together

Mixing therapies helps, as does a new scan for disease

1/20/2004
Nicotine Plays on Emotions

Study finds substance affects mood of smokers, nonsmokers differently

1/19/2004
Vitamins E and C May Fend Off Alzheimer's

Study finds combination of nutrients buffers brain

1/15/2004
Ecstasy and Pot: Double the Memory Damage

Club drug hinders long-term recollection, while marijuana limits short-term memory

1/15/2004
Monkey Hear, But Monkey Not Comprehend

Complex rules of grammar baffle primates

1/15/2004
Cognitive Decline Appears in People at Stroke Risk

Reducing risk factors may help prevent brain attack and Alzheimer's