Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/6/2003
Startling Study Says People May Be Born Gay

Researchers say key is in brain's innate response to sudden noise

10/2/2003
Marijuana-Like Chemicals May Treat Epilepsy

But researchers caution against overdoing it

9/30/2003
Novel MRI Finds Clues to Developmental Delays

Technology may offer new ways to diagnose childhood disorders, assess treatments

9/29/2003
High Blood Pressure Doesn't Dim Mental Function By Itself

Study finds having other conditions more likely to hurt cognition in older adults

9/26/2003
A Helpless Vigil

Peter Putnam has Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, but how did he get it?

9/23/2003
New Details on Rare Genetic Disease

Study finds another chromosome behind brain disorder called Joubert syndrome

9/15/2003
Skill Sets Stay Same As We Age

It happens even as overall mental abilities decline

9/10/2003
Babies' Brains Hard-Wired for Words

They respond to language like an adult does, study suggests

9/7/2003
A Better Mad Cow Test

New screen for brain-wasting disease is faster and more accurate

9/5/2003
Senior Laugh Lines Do Smooth Out

They may not get all the jokes, but they enjoy the ones they understand, study says

9/4/2003
Ecstasy Dangerous During Pregnancy

Rat pups exposed to it in the womb suffered brain and behavior changes

8/28/2003
More Than One Sign of Concussion

Loss of consciousness not the only indicator of injury

8/27/2003
Babies' Brains Are Fragile Indeed

They're more vulnerable to serious injury than previously thought

8/25/2003
Peek-a-Boo, I Learn to See You

Study: Skills for baby's first game are acquired, not innate

8/25/2003
Surgery Effective for Some With Epilepsy

Brain operations can succeed when medications fail

8/21/2003
How Chemo Affects Cognition

Pilot study to examine impact of breast cancer treatment on daily skills

8/21/2003
People Respond to Pavlov's Bell, Too

Brain associates eating with triggers other than food

8/19/2003
Protein Identified as Alzheimer's Culprit

Scientists believe it's responsible for memory loss

8/15/2003
Snoring Kids Prone to Bad Grades

Sleep problems can lead to poor school performance, study finds

8/15/2003
Some Viruses Linked to Age-Related Dementia

Infection may help to explain Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease

8/13/2003
The Roots of Addiction

Study identifies brain area linked to drug addiction

8/13/2003
Creatine Boosts Brain Power

Compound found in meat improves memory, intelligence

8/12/2003
Copper Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

Metal in tap water fed to rabbits led to telltale brain plaques, researchers found

8/10/2003
Getting the Jump on Stroke Diagnosis

Teaching lay people early signs of attack can make difference in care

8/8/2003
Finding Alzheimer's Disease Earlier

Electrical brain test detects onset of neurological deterioration

8/8/2003
For These Bird Brains, a Familiar Song

Scientists study how starlings learn to recognize songs

8/4/2003
Why Some Stem Cells Die in Developing Brain

Researchers discover it's a survival mechanism in mice

8/1/2003
Antidepressants Give Extra Protection

Medications shield hippocampus in brains of depressed women

7/31/2003
Predicting the Progression of Brain Tumors

Protein signals whether common childhood tumor will return after surgery

7/31/2003
Missing Enzyme Tied to Alzheimer's

May be responsible for protein tangles in brain, study finds

7/30/2003
Mind Control Over Motorized Wheelchairs

Non-invasive neural system could let disabled people use thoughts to steer

7/28/2003
Partnership of Brain, Environment Essential for Sight

Study discovers mechanism by which the two interact

7/28/2003
Study May One Day Resolve Alzheimer's Debate

Finding sheds light on molecular mechanisms of the disease

7/24/2003
New Hope for Retinal Transplants

Transplanted brain stem cells don't trigger immune response, study finds

7/24/2003
From the Minds of Children...

Brain surgeon draws strength from how his young patients fought tumors

7/22/2003
A New Cure for Jet Lag?

Study in animals suggests temperature shift in brain can reset body clock

7/21/2003
Dyslexia Therapy Gets Kids' Brains on Track

Study finds intense instruction works in three weeks

7/18/2003
The Bigger It Is, the Harder to See

Larger, brighter objects more difficult for humans to track with their eyes

7/17/2003
A Hidden Sign of Stroke Danger

Scattered loss of white matter deep in brain increases risk, study finds

7/17/2003
Socializing Paves Way for Multilingual Kids

Infants who interact with people who speak different language primed for learning

7/15/2003
Rapid Head Growth in Infants May Hint at Autism

Could be clue to help doctors intervene earlier, researchers suggest

7/11/2003
Inflammation Linked to Cognitive Decline

More evidence that it may play a role in Alzheimer's disease

7/10/2003
Surgery Not Needed for Many Brain Aneurysms

Babysitting may be best for small unruptured vessels

7/10/2003
Too Much Force May Be With You

Study looks into neurology of playground fights, schizophrenia

7/8/2003
Conjoined Twins Die in Risky Surgery

Experts debate whether it will be tried on other adults

7/8/2003
Pot Doesn't Dull Senses

Long-term marijuana use has minimal effect on central nervous system, study claims

7/7/2003
Sleep Disorders May Have Roots in Brain Chemicals

Research might lead to new treatment for sleep apnea