Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

6/26/2003
In Alzheimer's, Plaques May Alter Memory Genes

Finding could lead to new ways to treat brain disorder

6/26/2003
Dam in Brain May Halt Chronic Pain

Scientists probe whether nocistatin can be used as analgesic

6/26/2003
The Biology of Distance Perception

Study finds people make assumptions based on common experience

6/23/2003
The Brain Won't Feign the Pain

MRIs show activity lights up in those most sensitive

6/23/2003
More Education Buys Alzheimer's Protection

Study finds less loss of cognitive function in nuns, monks

6/19/2003
Decoding Depression

Certain brain areas associated with illness, study finds

6/19/2003
Stopping Brain Aneurysms Without Surgery

Procedure used to treat weaknesses in arterial walls

6/18/2003
Rx for the Mind: Mind Games

Use-it-or-lose-it theory gets boost from new study

6/16/2003
Brains of the Blind Adapt

Verbal tasks are reassigned to unused visual areas of the brain

6/16/2003
Alzheimer's Gene Linked to Brain Injury Seizures

Gene variation increases risk of attacks following head traumas

6/13/2003
Gut Reactions

Digestion speed may vary

6/10/2003
Music Mirrors Your Mind

New research shows your tastes tell a lot about your personality

6/6/2003
Dark Thoughts

Work performance affected by absence of light

6/3/2003
Abortion Pill May Save Brain Cells

New mouse study finds it extends the life of neurons

6/2/2003
Panel: Routine Dementia Screening Unnecessary

Experts see no benefit in people without symptoms

5/28/2003
Yes, Video Games Have a Health Benefit

Study: They improve visual perception, ability to multi-task

5/27/2003
Artist's Skills Blossom After Brain Disease

Researchers hope to learn how brain's right, left hemispheres interact

5/24/2003
Recalling Your Recall

Expert offers advice on improving your memory

5/23/2003
Mental Decline After Heart Bypass Not Permanent

Study finds effects generally don't last for more than three months

5/21/2003
Beef Is What's Safe for Dinner, Officials Say

Insist that mad cow disease found in Canada no threat

5/20/2003
Hearing Aides

The right side to listen on

5/16/2003
Time Passes Slowly Without a Light

Perception of 45 seconds altered when smokers quit for a day, study finds

5/14/2003
Drinking Gives Pause to Thinking

Abilities still impaired while sobering up, study finds

5/10/2003
Damaging Bolts From the Blue

When lightning strikes, you don't have to be hit to be hurt

5/8/2003
Racism Really Does Make You Stupid

Prejudice can diminish mental abilities, study finds