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Is REM sleep disorder an early sign of Alzheimer's or Parkinson's?

A bizarre disorder that causes people to physically act out their dreams while sleeping is associated with a dramatically increased risk of developing dementia, and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, according to new research that suggests the sleep disorder may actually be an early symptom of those conditions...

December 24, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Elderly Web Surfers Benefit Brains

A study finds that when elderly Internet users surf the Web, they exercise brain regions responsible for reasoning and decision making. Adam Hinterthuer reports

October 16, 2008

Immune System Keeps Your Brain Tidy Too

Researchers have uncovered a link between the the brain's nerve cell network and the immune system--the same protein that helps gets rid of uninvited bacteria also eliminates unused neural connections...

December 26, 2007

New Movement in Parkinson's

Recent genetic and cellular discoveries are among the advances pointing to improved treatments for this increasingly common disorder

June 27, 2005 — Andres M. Lozano and Suneil K. Kalia

Demon-Haunted Brain

If the brain mediates all experience, then paranormal phenomena are nothing more than neuronal events

February 10, 2003 — Michael Shermer

Keeping the Mad Cows at Bay

Veterinarian Linda A. Detwiler helps to ensure that a fatal brain disease that can afflict humans doesn't appear in U.S. cattle. It can be a thankless task

June 17, 2002 — Philip Yam
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