Archive for August, 2010

Human Memory Linked to Brain Cell Turnover

August 28th, 2010
Nerve cell production in the human brain is directly related to learning and memory, according to a new study from the University of Florida. The findings, published online and in an upcoming print issue ...

Study Finds Correlation Between Positive Mood and Yoga

August 28th, 2010
Study Finds Correlation Between Positive Mood and YogaMany forms of exercise have been linked to an inherent ability to decrease stress and improve overall mood and outlook. Now, findings from a recent study suggest that yoga ...

Maternal Sadness Affects Baby Size

August 27th, 2010
Maternal Sadness Affects Baby SizeA new report suggests clinical depression and anxiety during pregnancy can result in smaller babies who are more likely to die in infancy. The study, which focused on women ...

Family History May Not Predict Autism or Schizophrenia

August 27th, 2010
Family History May Not Predict Autism or SchizophreniaA new international study suggests traditional genetic linkages may not be a good predictor of the presence of mutations predisposing a person to either ...

Walking Is Good Brain Exercise

August 27th, 2010
Walking Is Good Brain ExerciseResearchers have discovered that moderate exercise, such as walking for 40 minutes three times a week, can enhance cognitive skills. Specifically, the ...

New Brain Findings on Long-Term Memory

August 27th, 2010
New Findings on Long-Term MemoryScientists have discovered a mechanism that plays a critical role in the formation of long-term memory. The findings provide new insights on how memory is formed, ...

APC Protein Connected to Autism and Mental Retardation

August 27th, 2010
APC Protein Connected to Autism and Mental RetardationNew findings are taking researchers and scientists one step closer to a better understanding of autism and mental retardation, the causes of which have ...

Unexpected Consequences, Problems after Surgery

August 26th, 2010
Unexpected Consequences after Surgery Rather than having a restorative health experience, one in seven patients experience more pain, physical and emotional problems a year after surgery. The new study also finds that a ...

Complex Moral Decisions Use Common Neural Networks

August 26th, 2010
Complex Moral Decisions Use Common Neural NetworksResearchers have discovered humans can make difficult moral decisions using the same brain circuits as those used in routine choices. These circuits, also found in other ...

Stress Exacerbates Menstrual Symptoms

August 26th, 2010
Stress Exacerbates Menstrual SymptomsA new study suggests stress early in the monthly cycle contributes to more pronounced symptoms before and during menstruation. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions believe ...