Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

1/30/2002
A Hard Landing for Some Space Travelers

Researchers explore why astronauts struggle with fainting after return to Earth

1/23/2002
Head Injury Doesn't Swipe Implicit Memory

The brain can retain its ability to learn

1/23/2002
Study Reinforces Power of the Golden Rule

Could help solve global problems like climate change, researchers say

1/16/2002
Electrifying Your Mind

Your brain could light a weak bulb

1/14/2002
Don't Judge Athletes By Their Covers

Choice of sport affects brain skills, too

1/8/2002
Early Childhood Critical Time to Learn Sign Language

Those who start young use brain region others can't

1/2/2002
An Eye for Intelligence

Near-sighted people have higher IQs

12/19/2001
Autistic Kids Have Unexplained Brain Growth

Brains develop larger than normal kids even when they start out normally, says study

12/17/2001
There's More to Smarts Than IQ

Think you're smart? Not if you can't visualize and relate, says study

12/10/2001
Study: Racism Not Hard-Wired in Brain

Suggests that ancient alliances, not skin color, drive bias

12/10/2001
The Art of Growing Brain Cells

American and Israeli research teams turn human stem cells into neural precursor cells

12/7/2001
Coffee Slows Blood Flow to Brain

Study shows it can confound results of medical research

12/7/2001
Keeping Brain Power in Hand

Gesture, and your mind will thank you

12/6/2001
Deaf 'Hear' Vibrations

Study finds sensations activate auditory area of brain in deaf people

12/6/2001
There's No Denying It

Brain scans show a difference between truth and deception

12/6/2001
When It Hurts So Good

Pain triggers the brain's reward centers, study says