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Right-Handedness Might Go Back Almost 2 Million Years October 20, 2016

Fossil study found evidence it was the dominant hand in a pre-Neanderthal human

Brain Chips Help Paralyzed Man Regain Sense of Touch Using Robotic Arm October 13, 2016

With implants, he also felt some sensation in his own fingers

Zika Virus Can Damage Fetal Brain Late in Pregnancy: Study October 12, 2016

Finding challenges thinking that fetus is only in danger during first trimester

More Evidence Menopause 'Brain Fog' Is Real October 12, 2016

Study found memory skills tend to drop as estrogen levels dip, at ages 45 to 55

Sudden Drops in Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia October 11, 2016

Dizziness, faintness on standing could be sign of danger to brain, but study couldn't prove cause and effect

Mars-Bound Astronauts Could Face Dementia Risk, Study Contends October 11, 2016

Research with rodents suggests injury to brain from cosmic rays

Animal Study Hints at Gene Therapy's Possible Promise for Alzheimer's October 10, 2016

But the research is very preliminary and much work remains to be done, U.K. researchers say

New Clues to Age-Related Hearing Loss October 06, 2016

Older people's brains have a harder time processing speech, researchers suggest

Brain Aneurysm: Lack of Awareness Can Cost Lives October 05, 2016

Husband of late TV journalist leads effort to educate people about the warning signs

Hard Times May Exact a Toll on Brain Health October 03, 2016

Poverty seems to dampen mental function and could cause premature brain aging, study suggests

1 in 10 Stroke Rehab Interruptions May Be Preventable September 30, 2016

Dehydration, urinary tract infections force patients to return to hospital, study finds

Scientists ID Key Fetal Cells Vulnerable to Zika September 29, 2016

Lab study suggests possible mechanism for birth defects to develop

High Blood Pressure Might Affect Some Kids' Thinking Ability September 29, 2016

But researchers noted that all of the children still tested within normal ranges

The Phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis September 26, 2016

Up to 8 percent of people experience frightening episodes of the condition, experts say

Can Brain 'Pacemaker' Improve Lives of Head Trauma Patients? September 23, 2016

Deep brain stimulation appears to boost function and quality of life, small study finds

Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain September 22, 2016

Study supports notion that the habit is toxic to brain cells, slows mental abilities

Alcoholics May Lack Key Enzyme September 21, 2016

Rat study suggests PRDM2 helps the brain control impulses to drink

Sound Waves: An Rx for High Blood Pressure, Migraine? September 16, 2016

Sound therapy balances brain signals, researcher says

Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger September 14, 2016

Regions of mentally sharp older folks don't shrink like their peers with memory loss do, study finds

Smokers' Perceptions May Play Role in Addiction September 13, 2016

They were more affected by nicotine when they thought it was present in a cigarette, study showed

Monkey Study Shows How Zika May Harm Baby's Brain Development September 12, 2016

Findings suggest virus starts to cause damage in fetus shortly after mother's infection

Mouse Study Hints at Which Brain Cells Trigger Fear September 09, 2016

Finding might one day lead to better treatments for anxiety disorders

Mouse Study Suggests Brain Circuit Involved in Sleep-Wake Cycle September 06, 2016

Researchers hope findings may lead to better sleep treatments

Bigger Brain Just Part of the Story in Human Intelligence September 02, 2016

Study says people got smarter as their bodies evolved to feed more blood to the brain

For Pot Smokers, Ambition May Go Up in Smoke September 02, 2016

But the effect only happens when people are high and doesn't persist, British researchers contend

Case Study Links New Neurological Complication to Zika August 30, 2016

Problems with sensory nerves developed in Honduran man with Zika infection, disease experts say

Even a Little Exercise May Help Stave Off Dementia August 26, 2016

Sedentary seniors more likely to suffer mental decline, study finds

For Uncontrolled Tremor, Ultrasound Instead of Brain Surgery? August 25, 2016

Noninvasive technique helps patients who don't respond to medication, study says

Kids' Mild Brain Injury Can Have Long-Term Effects August 24, 2016

Early head trauma linked to psychiatric, financial issues as adults, study finds

Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects August 23, 2016

Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice August 23, 2016

But experts disagree about whether certain collision drills should be curtailed

Mouse Study Suggests Stem Cells May Reverse Stroke Damage August 22, 2016

Experimental treatment helped new brain cells grow

Zika Kills Vital Nervous System Cells in Adult Mice, Study Finds August 18, 2016

Researchers are investigating why the virus is attracted to neural stem cells in the brain

Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk August 18, 2016

Finding even more pronounced if blood flow to brain has been affected, study suggests

Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay August 17, 2016

Study finds people who are active and eat well have fewer brain effects linked to the disease

Scientists Zero in on Brain Area Linked to 'Parkinson's Gait' August 12, 2016

Discovery could lead to new treatments for the disease's jerky, unbalanced walking, researchers say

Brain Relies on Two Timekeepers for Sleep August 12, 2016

Study shows internal clock and hourglass may sometimes be at odds with each other

Study IDs 2 Zika Virus Proteins Linked to Microcephaly August 11, 2016

Discovery might one day lead to a way to prevent the birth defect, scientists say

'Brain Training' Helps 8 Paralyzed People Regain Some Movement August 11, 2016

Combination regimen jump-started reconnection between mind and body

Obesity May Be Bad for the Brain, Too August 10, 2016

Study found 10-year difference in amount of white matter between obese and lean people

Brief Return of Concussion Symptoms Normal Part of Recovery: Study August 05, 2016

It's not a setback, pediatric specialist says

Babies' Sleep 'Twitching' May Aid Their Development August 02, 2016

Tiny movements help trigger muscle activity, researchers say

Could Slight Brain Zap During Sleep Boost Memory? July 28, 2016

Small study says yes, for a certain type of recognition

What Happens When You're Hypnotized? July 28, 2016

Three distinct changes occur in the brain, scientists find

Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's July 28, 2016

Although treatment seems safe, benefit isn't yet clear

Study of Teen Brains Offers Clues to Timing of Mental Illness July 27, 2016

Regions that undergo greatest change also where schizophrenia, depression genes are most strongly expressed

Delirium Common in Cancer Patients Seen in ER July 25, 2016

But serious confusion missed in about 40 percent, study found

People-Oriented Jobs May Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk July 25, 2016

Activities that highly stimulate the brain might build up 'reserve' to help ward off dementia, studies suggest

Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes July 25, 2016

Physical, mental fitness and socializing also seemed to help higher-risk group, research shows

Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed July 21, 2016

'Devastating' hemorrhage often affects younger people, neurologist says