Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/22/2002
Brains of Autistic Children Develop Abnormally

Brains are enlarged very early in life

7/19/2002
Journey to the Unknown

Imaging advances let docs see tiny blood vessels in brain

7/18/2002
Uncovering the Secret of Brain Size

Researchers think they know why humans have large cortexes

7/16/2002
Fruits and Veggies Boost Memory

Study: Some better than others

7/15/2002
Heart Surgery May Cause Cognitive Decline

But the effects are usually short-lived, study finds

7/11/2002
Want More Brain Power? Bingo!

Study finds game increases mental agility

6/24/2002
Molecule Rewires Brain After Stroke

Rat study on inosine hold promise for people

6/21/2002
Brain Probes Seek Origin of Phantom Limbs

Seek glimpse into why amputees 'feel' what isn't there

6/19/2002
Lost in Thought

Cell phones distract drivers, but not for the reasons you think

6/19/2002
Umbilical Cord Blood May Aid Recovery From Brain Damage

Tests on rats showed improvement in neurological and motor functions

6/17/2002
Sex And Violence Don't Ad Up

Sexually explicit and violent TV shows keep viewers from remembering the ads

6/13/2002
Two Left Feet? Blame Your Cerebellum

Study reveals how it affects motor skills

6/13/2002
Hot and Cold Tastes

How the brain processes food flavors

6/6/2002
Eyes May Hold Preview of Brain Problems

Blood vessels in retina could warn of dementia, Alzheimer's

6/5/2002
New Read on Rorschach Test Helps Kids

It appears to be more accurate in assessing mental disorders

5/30/2002
Discarded Fat Cells Are Showing Some Nerve

Cells from mice behave briefly like them, but it's early

5/30/2002
Reward Mechanism Found in Brain

Malfunction can cause obsession, addiction

5/29/2002
Depressed People Have Persistent Problem With Key Brain Chemical

Finding offers strong evidence that depression has genetic causes, researchers say

5/24/2002
The Mere Sight of Food Sets Brain Off

Study finds higher levels of dopamine

5/21/2002
Activity May Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer's

A tale of the active mouse and the couch potato mouse

5/21/2002
Heart Disease Molecule May Also Cause Dementia

C-reactive protein tied to higher risk of cognitive loss

5/16/2002
Can High Blood Pressure Boost Your Memory?

Moderately elevated blood pressure enhanced memory, concentration in elderly, study says

5/16/2002
Monkeys Don't All Look Alike to Infants

Babies can discriminate primate faces for months

5/15/2002
Why Traumatic Events Are More Traumatic for Some

Study finds lack of brain receptors influences response

5/9/2002
Learning Your ZZZZ's

Study, followed by sleep, is very effective

5/8/2002
Report: Thrill Rides Can Be Kill Rides

Finds 8 deaths, 58 injuries to brain from g-force

5/8/2002
Natural Color Has Staying Power

People remember natural color images best, study finds

4/16/2002
Tamoxifen May Help, Not Hurt, Brain Function

Study finds it has estrogen-like neuroprotective benefits

4/15/2002
Binge Drinking's Swift Toll

Study finds too much alcohol causes immediate brain damage

4/12/2002
Misshapen Proteins Tied to Various Diseases

Changes in structure, not chemistry, cause problems

4/11/2002
Gene Activity Separates Us from Primates

Study explains why we're so alike yet so different

4/9/2002
Stroke Victims' Mood Swings Could Be From Brain Lesions

Increased anger probably a physical, not emotional, result, South Korean study says

4/5/2002
Occasional Toke Won't Send Your IQ Up in Smoke

But heavy marijuana use can damage your intelligence, study says

4/3/2002
Scans Show Alzheimer's Cruel March Through Brain

Cascade of withering begins with memory part before moving on

3/27/2002
Anxiety Tied to Missing Serotonin in Infancy

Mouse study suggests function during development is crucial

3/25/2002
Experimental Drug Effective in Treating Anxiety

Side effects can include nausea, headache and sexual dysfunction

3/19/2002
Heart-Lung Pump Gets Small Reprieve

Brain damage after bypass not all linked to life-support, study finds

3/5/2002
Shedding Light on Serotonin

Molecular mechanics of brain chemical could yield better antidepressants

3/5/2002
Long-Term Pot Use Takes Toll on Brain

Avid smokers score lower on memory, mental function tests

3/1/2002
Drug May Protect Brain After Strokes

Study finds magnesium sulfate given on the scene helps victims

2/27/2002
Adult Brain Makes New Cells That Work

Study finds new neurons show signs of function

2/20/2002
Cooling the Body to Save the Brain

Lowering temperature reduces cardiac arrest damage, studies say

2/19/2002
Brain Trust

Study reveals two brain regions linked to judging trustworthiness

2/14/2002
Hypoglycemia in Newborns Might Be Linked to Brain Damage

But critic claims animal study doesn't make definitive connection

2/11/2002
Brain Changes Tied to Over-Stimulation in Autism

Abundant, undersized cell columns could shed light on disorder

2/7/2002
Cell Survival Signal Sighted

Study identifies molecules that pull cells back from the brink of death

2/6/2002
Newborns Learn Vowels While Sleeping

Brain scans reveal that learning lasts

2/1/2002
Fever After Bypass Bad for Brain

Study finds high temperatures linked to cognitive decline later

2/1/2002
Vitamin C Powers Up Pills

Supplement helps drugs for brain disease reach their target, study shows

1/31/2002
Brain 'Blackout' Linked to Migraine Aura

Rat study reveals new target for treating painful headache