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Brain Abnormality Spotted in Many SIDS Babies November 25, 2014

But finding is too preliminary to say it causes the deadly condition, experts say

Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets November 21, 2014

Parasite was causing seizures, headaches in 50-year-old, researchers say

Alcoholism Damages Brain's White Matter, Scans Show November 18, 2014

Areas tied to decision-making, such as how much to drink, seem most affected, researchers say

Trans Fats May Sap Your Memory November 18, 2014

Researchers report that men who consumed more of them did worse on word recall test

Head Trauma in Abused Babies, Toddlers Can Have Lifelong Impact November 17, 2014

Shortened lifespan, disability often come in wake of these injuries, study finds

Talking to Friend While Driving? May Be Safer When They See the Road, Too November 14, 2014

Either sitting beside you or via videophone would be safer than standard cellphone call, study contends

Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids, Study Shows November 12, 2014

Seatbelts and bike helmets can help prevent severe head injuries, experts say

Mouse Study Suggests Brain Is Damaged Early in Lou Gehrig's Disease November 11, 2014

Scientists say finding sheds new light on progression of the illness

Can Video Game Play Help Young Minds Learn? November 10, 2014

Both skilled and unskilled players showed improved learning abilities in small study

Chronic Pot Smoking May Alter Brain, Study Suggests November 10, 2014

But shrinkage seen in brain scans doesn't show impact on functioning, pro-pot experts say

Bed Position Matters for Stroke Patients, Report Shows November 06, 2014

But clear guidelines aren't available, researcher says

ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure November 05, 2014

Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

Long-Term Shift Work May Drain the Brain, Study Reports November 04, 2014

Rotating shifts for more than 10 years seemed to have the biggest impact, researchers say

Study Points to Causes Behind Age-Linked Memory Loss November 03, 2014

'Better' connections between brain networks might actually hamper recall, researchers say

High School Football Players Aren't Well-Educated About Concussion November 01, 2014

Young athletes may not understand possible consequences, study shows

Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's? October 31, 2014

When this protein malfunctions, brain cells die, say researchers working with mice

Sleep Apnea May Steal Some of Your Memory: Study October 31, 2014

Remembering everyday things was harder for those whose slumber was disrupted during dreaming cycle

Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome October 30, 2014

Findings might help doctors diagnose the baffling condition

High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet May Help With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy October 29, 2014

Regimens seem to cut down on seizures but are hard to stick to long-term, study shows

Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments October 29, 2014

Disorder has a 'very large number of potential causes,' researcher says

Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists October 29, 2014

Study finds more serious head injuries in states with age restrictions only or none at all

Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds October 27, 2014

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says

Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss October 27, 2014

Findings don't apply to regular chocolate or hot cocoa, however

Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk October 24, 2014

But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease

Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk? October 24, 2014

Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study

As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study October 23, 2014

Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found

Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer's Origins October 13, 2014

Specially designed cell culture supports notion that toxic 'plaques and tangles' in brain may drive disease

Today's Teens Can Be Adept Multitaskers, Study Suggests October 10, 2014

Some kids do just fine juggling multiple forms of media throughout the day, research shows

Technology Helps 'Locked-In' Stroke Patient Communicate October 08, 2014

Brain-computer interface allows paralyzed man to express words, researcher says

MRI May Spot Early Signs of Mental Decline, Study Finds October 07, 2014

But scientists stress this doesn't mean seniors should rush to get the scans, more study needed

Report Claims Success Treating Alzheimer's Memory Loss October 06, 2014

But experts won't embrace this 36-point program of lifestyle changes and supplements without more research

Pets Really Are Like People's Children, Brain Scans Suggest October 03, 2014

Mothers respond similarly to photos of their kids, their dogs

Study Shows Benefits of Building Baby's Language Skills Early October 02, 2014

Helping infants learn to focus on sounds appears to speed up speech-related brain development

Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD, Study Finds October 02, 2014

Fear, depression and anxiety might follow a transient ischemic attack, researchers say

Human Brain's Cerebellum Evolved at Surprising Speed, Study Finds October 02, 2014

Expert sees 'new frontier' in the study of human thinking

Could a Fading Sense of Smell Point to Earlier Death? October 01, 2014

Study found inability to distinguish odors predicted higher odds of dying over next 5 years

After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study September 29, 2014

Findings suggest physical education, recess may improve academic success

Junk Food Cravings Linked to Brain Lapse September 25, 2014

Reduced activity in the area that controls self-restraint can boost high-calorie cravings, study shows

Brain Chemical May Help Control Tourette 'Tics' September 25, 2014

Scientists say their finding may lead to new treatments for the disorder

Boys With Autism Show Certain Grammar Skills in Study September 25, 2014

They were able to form some past tense verbs faster than boys without the disorder

Can Media Multitasking Alter Your Brain? September 24, 2014

The more wired you are, the less dense your gray matter, study suggests

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes September 23, 2014

Statins appear to boost survival rates after bleeding in the brain, study reports

Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study September 22, 2014

Seeing how fast a child processes sounds might lead to earlier diagnosis, too, researchers say

Brain Structure Might Help Predict Risky Behavior September 19, 2014

Study finds people with greater volume in one brain region are more likely to take risks involving money

One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says September 18, 2014

Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't

Research Shows Possible Neurological Patterns for PTSD Symptoms September 18, 2014

Imaging shows brain receptor linked to emotion also has ties to some trauma symptoms

Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later? September 17, 2014

Study sees a connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed, researchers say

Study Sees Differences in Brain Connections of Kids With ADHD September 15, 2014

Important networks that control behavior are slower to link up, scans show

Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study September 15, 2014

Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests

Scientists Watch Imagination at Work in the Brain September 13, 2014

Activity is centered in the hippocampus, but in a way that's distinct from simply remembering

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