Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/28/2004
Clues to Courting Behavior Found

Nerve cell cluster gives male fruit flies suave mating style

7/28/2004
Stutterers Process Language Differently

Study finds they do so even when not speaking

7/27/2004
Color Recognition Not Innate

Ability to discern hues develops after birth, animal study suggests

7/27/2004
Memory Can Be Child's Play

Given the right cues, youngsters have better recall, finds study

7/22/2004
New Pathway to Epilepsy Discovered

Rat study helps find previously unknown change in neurons

7/22/2004
Babies Do See World Differently Than Adults

Study finds they make distinctions they may not make once they learn language

7/21/2004
Epilepsy Predisposed Kids to Pokémon Seizures

Follow-up on bizarre TV phenomenon in Japan

7/21/2004
Smarter Kids Become Healthier Adults

Study finds link between IQ at age 7 and later problems

7/21/2004
Amphetamines Dull Your Desire to Win

Users don't care about cash reward for finishing task

7/20/2004
Health Tip: Brain Exercises

Try these techniques to keep your mind spry

7/20/2004
New Clues to Cause of Lou Gehrig's Disease

Energy centers in muscle and nerve cells malfunction

7/19/2004
Dogs Catch Like the Pros Do

Canines' keen skills at snaring flying objects akin to outfielders'

7/19/2004
Drug Delays Alzheimer's in Some

Problems develop later in those taking Aricept

7/16/2004
When Sleep Becomes a Nightmare

Restless leg syndrome affects millions, keeps sufferers up at night

7/15/2004
Studies: Overeating Akin to Drug Abuse

Good food acts in the brain 'like a drug,' expert says

7/15/2004
Nerve Cells Regenerated in Rats

Could help with spinal cord injuries in people

7/14/2004
Drug Advances Help Fight Alcoholism

Studies support use of naltrexone and acamprosate

7/13/2004
Music Hath Charms to Raise Kids' IQs

Piano, voice lessons may give 6-year-olds intellectual edge

7/12/2004
Not All Brain Connections Are the Same

Study finds some areas degenerate faster than others

7/9/2004
Mind Control Study Raises Hopes

Techniques used with monkeys may help disabled move objects

7/8/2004
Gene Shutoff Prevents Epilepsy in Mice

Could be useful target for drugs, study says

7/8/2004
New Clue to Depression

Condition linked to levels of certain brain transmitters

7/8/2004
Gene Discovery Could Change Psychiatric Care

DNA may explain varying reactions to antidepressant drugs

7/8/2004
New Drug for Alzheimer's Disease to Be Tested

International study at 40 sites needs volunteers

7/7/2004
New Clue to SIDS Puzzle Found

But expert doesn't believe it's any smoking gun

7/2/2004
Helping Brains Stay Cool During Surgery

New system prevents swelling, damage during aneurysm procedure

7/1/2004
Trickery Lends a Hand to Brain Discovery

Lets researchers learn how people recognize their body parts

6/30/2004
Cutting Down on Stroke Damage

Mouse study finds creatine may decrease brain cell death

6/25/2004
Alzheimer's Drug Treats Stroke-Related Dementia

Studies find Aricept improves cognition, daily functions

6/24/2004
Study Details Possible Cause of Autism

Brain cell differences may help to explain the disorder

6/22/2004
Brain Lesions Appear After Temporary Amnesia

Delayed MRI scanning detects tissue damage

6/21/2004
Chemo's Effect on Cognition is Debated

New research suggests mental impairment may be present before the therapy

6/17/2004
Work Progresses Toward Anti-Aging Pill

Targeting a specific gene can prevent cell death

6/14/2004
Being Bilingual Could Protect Your Brain

Speaking more than one language may slow down some age-related decline

6/10/2004
Changing Seasons Linked to Start of Menopause

It peaked in spring, autumn among women in European study

6/10/2004
Alzheimer's Patients Don't Forget Everything

Study finds part of brain used for rote learning remains intact

6/9/2004
Where Long-Term Memories Go

Brain starts them in one spot, stores them in another

6/9/2004
Brain Genes Can Go Bad Early

Finding could lead to early detection, prevention

6/9/2004
Possible Marker for Alzheimer's Disease Found

Measuring antibody levels may lead to early diagnosis of mind-robbing condition

6/7/2004
PC-Savvy Toddlers Leap Ahead in Learning

They score better on IQ, school readiness tests

6/6/2004
Diabetics Can Regain Lost Memory

Lowering blood sugar levels leads to cognitive improvements

6/4/2004
Most People Are Their Own Worst Judge

Many overestimate, underestimate their abilities, study finds

6/4/2004
Imagine That! A Better Memory

Mental technique can help even older folks remember daily tasks

6/3/2004
Sniffing Out the Secrets of Smell

Studies discover the details of how odors are detected

5/31/2004
Making a Vivid Memory

Study examines how brain creates detailed recollections

5/28/2004
Death Does Not Take a Holiday

No evidence people can delay it to celebrate important events

5/26/2004
Good Workout Works Your Brain

Study finds exercise stimulates neuron growth

5/25/2004
Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Has Lingering Cognitive Effects

But home environment may play a bigger role, new research says

5/24/2004
The Left Brain May be Your Infection Fighter

Research suggests the hemisphere influences the immune system

5/20/2004
Regrets Are Few if Brain is Damaged

Study finds people who've had stroke or injury gambled more and cared less