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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

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

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