Brain

BIDMC Scientists Develop Antibody to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury

By BONNIE PRESCOTT, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Staff Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) affect approximately 20 percent of the more than 2 million troops who have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and brain injuries caused […]

08/25/2015

Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness

There is something mysterious about mental illness. it is a master at disguise. Its nebulous nature creates a lot of mystery and with that, fantasies and stereotypes.

08/25/2015

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How Sleep Nurtures Your Brain

Getting the proper amount of sleep each night doesn’t just help us operate at peak efficiency the next day — it also nurtures the brain itself.

08/25/2015

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From Song to Speech

It’s been a long road for Laurel. If you didn’t know her history, you’d never guess that when she was just 11 years old, she suffered a massive stroke that destroyed most of the left side of her brain.

08/25/2015

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Sleep Position May Help Prevent Brain Disorders

Poor sleep is bad for the brain. Now, experts think that sleep position may be important, too.

08/06/2015

In the A4 study, patients without significant memory loss will be screened with special brain scans looking for the presence of amyloid, a protein that clutters the brain. (WBZ-TV)

Harvard Researcher Peeks Into Healthy Brains To Understand Alzheimer’s Risk

Researchers are adding tau brain scans to an ambitious study that’s testing if an experimental drug might help healthy but at-risk people stave off Alzheimer’s.

05/25/2015

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The Science Behind Food Cravings

One of the greatest challenges facing anyone trying to lose weight is our world of seemingly endless temptations.

02/20/2015

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VIDEO: Understanding Food Cues

Understanding how hunger and external food cues cause changes in the brain and their potential consequences for obesity, binge eating and other eating disorders.

02/10/2015

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Bradley Jay: ‘What Is Your Most Addictive Food?’

Click play to see some interesting people and get new ideas on how to make staying in shape even more difficult than it already is.

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The Brain Fit Club at BIDMC. (Credit: BIDMC)

VIDEO: Behind the Brain Fit Club at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

How can we keep our brains and our minds the best they can be? The Brain Fit Club could be an answer.

12/10/2014

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