Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
11/17/2004
Cell's 'Pain Switch' a Target for New Drugs

In mice, changes in a nerve cell receptor eased discomfort

11/16/2004
Infections in Preemies Can Have Lasting Effects

Study finds higher risk of neurodevelopmental problems

11/16/2004
Autism Linked to Brain Inflammation

Immune system dysfunction could play role in the disorder

11/11/2004
Brain Wave Activity Seems Slower in Schizophrenics

But some suggest the finding may be due to medication

11/10/2004
Unsound Bodies Lead to Unsound Minds

Study ties couch potato lifestyle to dementia in elderly

11/4/2004
Nicotine Addiction Gene Identified

Brain work on mice might help smokers quit

11/4/2004
Study Gauges Dopamine Effect on Parkinson's Patients

It shows how drugs prescribed for the disease may produce learning problems

11/3/2004
How Nerves Navigate the Developing Brain

Study offers new insight into spinal cord nerve cell growth

11/2/2004
Health Tip: This Sounds Scary

A rare condition called 'exploding head syndrome'

10/29/2004
Novel Approach Targets Alzheimer's Development

'Chaperone' protein blocks clumping of beta-amyloid

10/27/2004
Smoking Ups Flow of 'Feel Good' Brain Chemicals

Finding could lead to better understanding of how habit affects people

10/27/2004
Sleep Tucks Away Information

Learning consolidated during slumber, study finds

10/26/2004
Device Lets Monkey's Brain Move Robot Arm

Research could one day aid amputees or paralysis victims

10/25/2004
Stress a Double-Edged Sword

Improves memory, but reduces ability to solve complex problems

10/25/2004
Infection Key in Brain Injury to Preemies

Study finds it plays larger role than lack of oxygen

10/25/2004
Restless Leg Syndrome Explained

Caused by confusing signals from iron-deficient brain cells, study suggests

10/25/2004
Exercise Might Protect Against Parkinson's Disease

Protects brain cells against damage, researchers say

10/21/2004
Why Some See Auras

Crossed brain connections may explain why some people see them around others

10/18/2004
Study to Test Imaging Method for Alzheimer's

NIH to see which brain scans best help patients in trials

10/13/2004
Differences in Autism Detailed

Those with language problems show brain changes

10/7/2004
Steroids Harmful for Head Injury Patients

Study finds increase in death rate

10/6/2004
Minimally Invasive Procedure Prevents Stroke

Stenting plus angioplasty works in high-risk patients

10/5/2004
Hypertension Hurts Brain Function in Young

Study finds it erodes cognitive ability in those of all ages

10/5/2004
Trial Halted for Promising Parkinson's Drug

Researchers think the therapy still might prove useful

10/4/2004
Stress, Aggression Bound Tightly Together

One reinforces the other, explains uncontrolled rage, study says

10/4/2004
Brain Damage May Hold Key to Gulf War Syndrome

Finding might lead to treatments for thousands of veterans, study suggests

9/29/2004
Stem Cells Reduce Stroke Damage

Those derived from umbilical cord blood cut scope of attack by 40%, research finds

9/27/2004
Pregnancy Ups Risk of Restless Leg Syndrome

Study found one in four women experience it during third trimester

9/24/2004
Scientists Find Storehouse for Memory

The discovery may provide new targets for treating cognitive disorders

9/24/2004
Gene Therapy Studied for Alzheimer's

Delivers nerve growth factor to damaged neurons

9/23/2004
Red Baron May Have Played Part in Own Demise

Study suggests earlier head wound hurt judgment on fatal flight

9/23/2004
New Clue to HIV Dementia Found

Study finds decreased levels of dopamine in brains of people with disease

9/21/2004
Walking a Good Workout for Your Brain

New studies show regular strolls can reduce risk of dementia, boost cognition

9/16/2004
Pot Plays With the Brain

New study shows how drug alters mental functions

9/16/2004
Kids Give Language Its Shape

Study of deaf Nicaraguan children found they refined sign language

9/16/2004
New Clue Explains Damage of Stroke

Researchers say high acidity leads to brain cell death

9/15/2004
Part of Brain That Extinguishes Fears Found

Could lead to new therapy for anxiety disorders, researchers say

9/13/2004
Upbeat Outlook Offsets Effects of Aging

Positive emotions improve physical, functional health of older adults

9/10/2004
Stroke Steals One Woman's Dreams

It apparently damaged area of brain involved in dreaming

9/9/2004
Lifestyle Changes Could Cut Alzheimer's Cases

Expert warns of doubling of incidence if brain not maintained

9/9/2004
Ears Work in Stereo Before Brain Does

They respond differently to certain stimuli, baby study says

9/9/2004
Health Tip: Narcolepsy

Daytime sleep episodes can be disabling

9/6/2004
High Blood Pressure Dulls Emotions

Elevated levels smooth out highs and lows, study says

9/4/2004
Inhalant Abuse Rising Among Teens

'Huffing' paint thinner, aerosols kills more than 100 U.S. kids a year

9/2/2004
Stress of Task Strains Brain

It may dampen estrogen's influence on cognition in women, study finds

9/1/2004
Culture Plays a Role in Dyslexia

Study finds disorder affects Chinese speakers differently

9/1/2004
Fatty Acid in Fish May Arrest Alzheimer's

Mice deficient in DHA show significant memory loss

8/30/2004
Bad Mood Sharpens Eyewitness Skills

Those who were sad or upset provided more reliable accounts, researchers say

8/26/2004
Sweet Revenge May be a Hard-Wired Reward

It seems to activate part of brain linked with pleasurable feelings

8/18/2004
Protein Found to Regulate Sleep, Anxiety

Brain peptide may be target for new drugs to treat insomnia, ADHD