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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

New Myelin Loss Linked to MS Severity: Study September 12, 2014

Brain scans show gray matter damage associated with advanced form of disease

Stem Cell Research Offers Clues About Schizophrenia September 12, 2014

Findings could point to new drugs for the brain disorder, researchers say

Sunny Skies Tied to Suicide Rates September 12, 2014

Austrian researchers find short-term sunshine increases risk, longer-term lowers it

Estrogen Receptor May Play a Role in Autism September 11, 2014

Researchers find lower levels of key sex hormones in small study

Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food Cues September 11, 2014

Eating might be less rewarding and more habitual for them, research suggests

Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk September 10, 2014

But lifestyle factors play a bigger role, experts say

Small Study Hints Fish Oil Might Ease Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy September 09, 2014

People taking the low-dose omega-3 supplements had fewer monthly seizures, but more research is needed

Poor Quality Sleep May Be Linked to Shrinking Brain September 03, 2014

Study finds long-term losses in gray matter

Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain September 02, 2014

But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Salad Over French Fries September 01, 2014

Study found program seemed to make low-cal fare an easy choice for a small group of overweight people

Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice August 27, 2014

Manipulation of brain cells can switch negative emotions to positive ones, researchers say

Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks August 27, 2014

Finding might help predict, prevent and treat the disorder, researchers say

2 Cases Suggest Stem Cell Transplant Might Ease 'Stiff Person' Syndrome August 26, 2014

Rare condition causes 'tin soldier' gait, uncontrolled muscle spasms, researchers say

Hormone Might Help Preemies' Brains August 26, 2014

But one expert says more evidence on EPO is needed

'Sleep Drunkenness' Is Common and Linked to Other Behavior Issues August 26, 2014

But condition remains poorly defined and little understood, researcher says

Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study August 26, 2014

Rates of complications did not rise with age, researchers report

Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA August 26, 2014

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

Playing Video Game May Boost MS Patients' Balance: Study August 26, 2014

Research suggests regular use of Wii accessory might rewire the brain

When It Comes to a Growing Child, the Brain Comes First August 26, 2014

Needs of the developing human brain trump physical growth, research suggests

Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests August 25, 2014

Link may lie in impaired blood circulation to the brain, researchers say

Start School Later for Older Kids, Pediatricians Urge August 25, 2014

Opening bell should be no earlier than 8:30, says Academy of Pediatrics

One Part of the Brain Doesn't Age, Study Suggests August 22, 2014

Spatial attention skills don't seem to decline over time

Kids With Autism Have Extra Brain Connections, Study Says August 21, 2014

Too many of these 'synapses' could be a problem, but medicines might someday help prune them away

Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells August 20, 2014

Decline of these neurons occurs with aging, Alzheimer's, researchers say

Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain August 20, 2014

Suggestions for seniors to stay sharp

Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower August 19, 2014

Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other

Researchers Pinpoint Brain Region Where Contextual Memories Are Made August 12, 2014

Rat study may shed light on Alzheimer's in humans, scientists say

Researchers Create Functional 3-D Brain-Like Tissue August 12, 2014

Discovery allows for study of brain injuries and potential treatments

Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence August 12, 2014

Study hints at the importance of nutrition and a stimulating home environment

Front-of-Head Hits Blamed for Nearly Half of Young Football Player Concussions August 11, 2014

High school injury reports support safer tackling efforts

Older Adults Sharpest in the Morning, Study Finds August 08, 2014

This might be best time of day to schedule mentally challenging tasks

Researchers Closer to Test for Human Form of 'Mad Cow' Disease August 06, 2014

New methods that test urine or nasal tissue samples appear promising: studies

Clues to How Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Harms Child's Brain August 05, 2014

Study may explain why attention, behavior problems persist in kids with fetal alcohol disorders

High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later? August 04, 2014

Study shows a link, but it's unclear if medications in midlife will ward off dementia

Hit TV Show or Not? Brainwaves May Tell August 01, 2014

In study, a few viewers' brain activity corresponded to wider public's reactions to programming

Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia July 30, 2014

Researchers deem depression an independent risk factor for dementia

Different Areas of Brain Affected in Autism, Sensory Disorders July 30, 2014

Sophisticated brain scans show the two conditions are somewhat similar, but are also markedly different

Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting July 30, 2014

Study shows most common genetic link to obesity triggers activity in the brain's reward centers

Adults Who've Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems July 30, 2014

Researchers say long-term consequences are little-known

Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk? July 30, 2014

Certain gene-based chemical changes seem to accompany suicidal behavior, study finds

Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study July 29, 2014

Scans reveal differences that might explain why transitions are difficult

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism July 29, 2014

Study found it boosted ability of certain patients to read facial expressions, nonverbal cues

A Healthy Lifestyle May Deflect Dementia July 15, 2014

Older folks who began eating right, exercising did better on memory and problem-solving tests in study

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