Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/7/2004
Depressed Mind Responds Differently to Different Therapies

New study finds talking, drugs don't act on brain in same way

1/5/2004
Radiation Therapy Can Impair Intelligence

Study shows fewer infants exposed to X-rays, CT scans make it to high school

1/5/2004
Smart People Need Tougher Alzheimer's Testing

Required to accurately assess risk for highly intelligent people

1/1/2004
Way to Grow Young Nerve Cells Found

Researchers say they can turn back the developmental clock

12/29/2003
Experts Insist U.S. Meat Supply Safe

Others say more mad cow precautions needed

12/29/2003
Brain's Insulation Key to Alzheimer's

Imaging analysis shows deterioration over time

12/28/2003
Meat From Infected Cow Found in More States

The U.S. beef supply is safe, federal officials contend

12/27/2003
Diseased Cow Came From Canada, U.S. Officials Say

American meat supply is safe, experts contend

12/24/2003
New Protein Discovery Tied to Memory

Misfolded protein can do good in brain, studies find

12/24/2003
New Picture of Cell Death in Stroke

Finding could open way to better drug treatment

12/24/2003
Mad Cow: Where Did It Come From?

Its arrival in U.S. is called 'inevitable'

12/23/2003
New Method for Detecting Alzheimer's

Brain scans of Down syndrome patients may provide clues

12/22/2003
Why Memory Fades With Drinking

Study provides new information about alcohol-related memory disorder

12/18/2003
Prolonged Use of Ritalin May Change Brain

Three animal studies found differences in those exposed to stimulant during childhood

12/16/2003
MS Drug Offers Hope to Cocaine Addicts

It helped users kick their habit, new research finds

12/15/2003
Genetics Play Smaller Role in Late Alzheimer's

Half of one's susceptibilty can be traced to environment

12/15/2003
Stroke May Boost Alzheimer's Risk

Finding could lead to future treatment for the disease

12/15/2003
Dampening the Desire to Drink

Blocking neurotransmitter may cut alcohol consumption

12/11/2003
Some Animals Engage in Higher Thinking

Study suggests monkeys, dolphins may be more self-aware than thought

12/8/2003
Stress May Contribute to Alzheimer's

Finding could lead to preventive treatment

12/5/2003
How the Brain Makes Decisions

Study with monkeys identifies region linked to reward judgment

12/5/2003
Brain Differences Found in ADHD Kids

Scans find unusual levels of certain neurotransmitters

12/4/2003
Moderate Drinking Shrinks Brain

Study also finds it has no protective effect on stroke

11/29/2003
11/26/2003
Hiding Racial Bias Can Tax Brain

Encounter with 'different' people can drain mental skills, study suggests

11/25/2003
MRI May Predict Dementia in the Healthy

Images find greater loss of brain mass is key

11/25/2003
Right's Wrong for Speech Development

Kids with delays use wrong side of brain to process language

11/21/2003
Internet Info on Matters of the Brain

New Web site provides details on neurological problems and treatments

11/21/2003
The Use-It-Or-Lose-It Defense

Mental challenges like crossword puzzles may keep Alzheimer's at bay

11/20/2003
New Imaging Reveals ADHD Kids Have Smaller Brain Area

Best look yet into disorder could pave way for therapies

11/17/2003
Even a Little Alcohol Affects the Brain

Receptors found impact impairment from moderate drinking

11/13/2003
NSAIDs May Help Brain Heal Itself

Reducing inflammation lets new neurons develop

11/12/2003
Implants Help Parkinson Patients to a Point

Improvements seen in 5 years, but other symptoms remain

11/10/2003
How Alzheimer's May Unfold

Studies detail how free radicals may contribute to development of disease

11/7/2003
A Little Hypertension May Sharpen Seniors' Thinking Skills

Study suggests it actually improves cognition in elderly

11/6/2003
Pot Derivative for MS Has Mixed Results

Further research is needed, researchers say

11/6/2003
Stimulating Mind Lowers Alzheimer's Risk

Leisure activities that work your brain may spare you from neurodegenerative disease

11/5/2003
Killer CJD Proteins Found Outside Brain

Eases diagnosis, but supports notion for extra care during any surgery on patients

11/5/2003
New Marker for Alzheimer's Found

Scientists identify protein molecule that points to mind-robbing disease

10/30/2003
Mad Cow Disease Halted for First Time

Fatal brain disorder reversed in mice

10/29/2003
How the Brain Adapts

Researchers identify 'reset switch'

10/29/2003
New Insight Into Workings of Nervous System

Mouse study could lead to better treatments for neurological diseases

10/28/2003
Emotion Takes Memory on Roller Coaster Ride

Event is recalled, but things just before it become fuzzy

10/21/2003
Gray Matter Damage Linked to MS

Previous research had focused on the brain's white matter

10/20/2003
What Leads to Cognitive Decline

Study identifies risk factors associated with mild impairment

10/16/2003
Detox Carries Its Own Cost

Repeated withdrawals from alcohol can impair cognitive function, study finds

10/15/2003
Playing Piano Comes Naturally

Hand-to-ear link established quickly in beginner pianists, study finds

10/13/2003
Monkeys Taught Mind Control

They use brain signals to move robotic arm in lab setting

10/9/2003
Rejection Hurts So Bad

A shun is as good as a kick in the shins, brain study finds

10/6/2003
Another Clue to Alzheimer's Cause

Study finds amyloid beta protein can't cross blood-brain barrier with this disease