Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/24/2001
Charlotte's Web of Fear

Brain responds faster to potential threats like spiders and snakes, says study

9/20/2001
Protein Linked to Embryonic Brain Development

Could provide clues to some birth defects, says study

9/17/2001
Nicotine Patch Eases Tourette's Tics

Study finds it helps other drugs block dopamine

9/15/2001
New Imaging Technology Aids Brain Bypasses

Techniques allow docs to determine best candidates

9/14/2001
Memories Are Made of This

Combine an event with details to improve memory, says study

9/13/2001
Emotions Key to Moral Decision-Making

Brain imaging reveals influence of emotion-related areas

9/11/2001
Push-ups for the Mind

Staying mentally sharp eases aging

9/6/2001
Parkinson's Drug Helps Stroke Victims

Early testing of levodopa shows promise for physical therapy

9/6/2001
Addicted to Rewards

Brain region that helps us learn good things also may help us learn bad

9/6/2001
Shrunken Brains vs. Healthier Hearts

The pluses and minuses for seniors who drink

9/3/2001
Task-Juggling Can Be Dangerous Balancing Act

Safety concerns can override benefits of efficiency, researchers say

8/31/2001
Brain Test Predicts Dangerous Older Drivers

Assessing how well they process visual data is a more accurate forecaster of risk factors, says co-inventor

8/30/2001
The Eyes Don't Have it All

What you see isn't always what you get

8/22/2001
Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect

Concentrating on one skill can distort your sense of achievement, study says

8/21/2001
Did Meat Producers Spread Mad Cow Disease?

Now-banned meat-and-spinal chord mixture may be the culprit

8/17/2001
Do One Thing and Do it Well

Multitasking actually adds time to your chores

8/16/2001
Scientists Find Way to Tame Rogue Proteins

Discovery could lead to treatments for mad cow disease, among others

8/15/2001
Neural Stem Cells Isolated from Adult Mice

Source could sidestep embryonic stem cell controversy

8/14/2001
Brain Degeneration Reversed in Mice

Findings may apply to Alzheimer's, Down's syndrome, says study

8/13/2001
Drug Keeps Alzheimer's Patients Sharper Longer

Mental decline slowed with donepezil, studies show

8/8/2001
Chess Masters Use Brains Differently From Mates

Long-term memory 'chunking' gives solid advantage

8/8/2001
Kidney Hormone Protects Oxygen-Starved Brain Cells

Already approved drug could help stroke victims

8/7/2001
A Thrill Chiller

Roller coasters may not be as safe as we think

8/6/2001
Nailed

Man survives nail gun shot to the head

7/26/2001
Recognizing Our Own

Study shows more brain activity with faces of same race

7/25/2001
A Glimpse Into Human Memory

Repeated glances build memories as well as sustained viewing

7/25/2001
Stuttering May Stem From Brain Twists

Findings could lead to new treatments

7/24/2001
Schizophrenia Undoes Sense of Smell

Brain images show scrambled reaction to odors, new research finds

7/23/2001
Stutterers May Have Brain Differences

Irregularities found in language and speech areas

7/19/2001
The High Toll of Brain Injuries

2 million Americans suffer such trauma each year, with car wrecks the leading cause

7/16/2001
Brain Race Keeps Pace in Humans, Other Mammals

Nerves develop about the same rate in many animals

7/12/2001
Gary Busey Revs Up for Helmets

After near-fatal accident, actor turns advocate for brain-injury prevention

6/5/2001
I Think, Therefore I Jam

Even unperceived beat changes get picked up by your brain

6/5/2001
He Has a Brain Wave

Teen brains are a work in progress, researcher says

5/31/2001
Now You See It …

Now you still do, even when lines are too small to register

5/29/2001
Genetic Defect Linked to Gehrig's Disease

Vessel problem tied to muscle wasting in mice

5/29/2001
Lead's Deadly Legacy

Heavy metal linked to homicides

5/29/2001
Surely You Jest

Laughter can make you literally feel good

5/25/2001
The Incredible Shrinking Brain

Jet lag actually does that

5/24/2001
What Color is an Orange?

Brain stores knowledge, hue of things separately

5/24/2001
Why Waiting Is So Hard

Brain damage makes impatient rats

5/21/2001
How Jaws Grabbed You

Being 'swept away' by a book involves different brain areas

5/17/2001
Coaxing the Brain's Trashmen Back to Work

Findings may lead to Alzheimer's treatments

5/17/2001
High Altitude Affects Brain Function

Cognitive decline can last months

5/16/2001
Scientists Surf the Brain Wave

Your brain's nerves keep developing even through your 40s

5/14/2001
Herbal Products Low Risk for 'Mad Cow'

Yet, the small risk demands your attention

5/13/2001
Booze + Teens = Lifelong Problems

Heavy drinkers can lose memory, mental skills

5/10/2001
Why Reformed Cocaine Addicts Can Relapse

Brain behaves differently in craving and reward

5/10/2001
Music as Brain Food

Research reveals musicians have more gray matter

5/8/2001
Where Does Your 'Self' Live?

Scientists find the seat of the personality