Navigation Links
Brain Differences Seen in People With Migraines
Date:3/27/2013

By Amy Norton
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer migraines may have certain structural differences in pain-related areas of the brain, a new study suggests.

Using MRI scans, researchers found that in specific brain regions related to pain processing, migraine sufferers showed a thinner and smaller cortex compared to headache-free adults. The cortex refers to the outer layer of the brain.

It's not clear what it all means. But the researchers suspect that certain aspects of brain development may make some people more vulnerable to developing migraines -- and that migraine attacks create further changes in the brain.

The surface area of the brain "increases dramatically" during fetal development, while the thickness of the cortex changes throughout life, explained senior researcher Dr. Massimo Filippi.

"We speculate that migraine patients might have a sort of cortical 'signature' -- abnormal cortical surface area -- which could make them more susceptible to pain and abnormal processing of painful stimuli," said Filippi, a professor of neurology at the University Vita-Salute's San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan.

Once migraines develop, they may alter the thickness of the brain's cortex, Filippi explained.

A neurologist who was not involved in the study said it "adds to the growing body of knowledge that patients with migraine have brains that not only function differently, but may actually look different structurally as well."

That's important because it helps "legitimize" migraine as a neurological disorder associated with "real structural changes in the brain," said Dr. Matthew Robbins, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Headache Center, in New York City.

Worldwide, an estimated 11 percent of people have had a migraine in the past year. Migraines typically cause intense, throbbing pain on one side of the head, al
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Details of gene pathways suggest fine-tuning drugs for child brain tumors
2. Researchers form new nerve cells &#8211 directly in the brain
3. A New Study By CogniFit Finds That Individuals Can Triple Their Cognitive Benefits When Brain Training Continuously Over 6 Months
4. MRI shows brain abnormalities in migraine patients
5. UW researchers discover the brain origins of variation in pathological anxiety
6. Voices Against Brain Cancer Comments on Link Between Cell Phone Use and Brain Cancer
7. Brain Monitoring Market By Product & Application: Global Forecasts to 2017 - Market to reach $1.63 billion by 2017
8. Reduced Fine-Tuning of Brain May Hamper Face Recognition in Autism
9. Yakima Traumatic Injury Lawyer Mariano Morales Voices Support for Brain Injury Awareness Month
10. Low-cost cooling cure would avert brain damage in oxygen-starved babies
11. Do disruptions in brain communication have a role in autism?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Brain Differences Seen in People With Migraines
(Date:7/22/2014)... July 22, 2014) The American Society of Hematology ... University School of Medicine, and Robert P. Hebbel, MD, ... 2014 Ernest Beutler Lecture and Prize for their significant ... , The Ernest Beutler Lecture, named for the late ... physician-scientist for more than 50 years, is a two-part ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014) -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH) ... H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology, to ... Island Jewish (LIJ) School of Medicine for his 50-year ... education and mentoring, and exceptional patient care. , ... Hematology is bestowed on an individual who has been ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... -- New guidelines on cholesterol treatment and cardiovascular risk ... risk of dying from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or of ... with a similar risk profile (based on age, smoking ... of this finding for when and how aggressively to ... Journal of Men,s Health , a peer-reviewed publication ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... July 22, 2014 The Entertainment Industries ... providing resources, educational tools and recognition activities for thousands ... of prevention, treatment and recovery. On July 24, 2014, ... spotlight some of these resources with a special mention ... helpline and treatment website at the end of the ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) --,High school lacrosse players ... as well as games, a new study finds. ... more than 22 percent are concussions, researchers report. They ... happening could lead to better ways to protect student ... girls, lacrosse underscores the need to learn more about ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Michael DeBaun, M.D., M.P.H., and Robert P. Hebbel, M.D., to present 2014 ASH Beutler Lecture 2Health News:Michael DeBaun, M.D., M.P.H., and Robert P. Hebbel, M.D., to present 2014 ASH Beutler Lecture 3Health News:Michael DeBaun, M.D., M.P.H., and Robert P. Hebbel, M.D., to present 2014 ASH Beutler Lecture 4Health News:ASH honors Kanti R. Rai, M.D., with Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement 2Health News:ASH honors Kanti R. Rai, M.D., with Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement 3Health News:ASH honors Kanti R. Rai, M.D., with Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement 4Health News:ABC’s BLACK BOX Spotlights Mental Health and Available Resources in Upcoming Episode 2Health News:Injuries on the Increase in High School Lacrosse, Study Shows 2Health News:Injuries on the Increase in High School Lacrosse, Study Shows 3
... Provides An Annualized Yield Of 13% LARGO, Fla., May 1 ... Venture Exchange: UVI) Board of Directors today declared its regular ... May 28, 2009 to stockholders of record at the close ... the U.S. $0.09 per share quarterly dividend, which on a ...
... As H1N1 influenza A (swine flu) spreads, keeping hands ... prevent infection and illness. "Frequent handwashing is probably ... do to protect yourself and your family," according to ... Microbiology."Influenza A viruses, of which swine flu is one, ...
... IBM ) today announced the opening ... IBM will work with hospitals and rural medical cooperatives ... widespread healthcare reform. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ... Lab -- which is one of eight IBM solution ...
... Research at Drexel University*PHILADELPHIA, May 1 Research conducted ... of natural killer, or NK, cells in controlling primary ... understand how the body,s immune system may best respond ... been conducted on the specific H1N1 strain of influenza ...
... guidance for employers, patients and doctors on helping people with ... Tuesday May 5 at the University of Leicester. , It ... billion a year with people taking time off work ... not associated with healthcare but due to lost work production ...
... associated with higher income levels, study finds , , FRIDAY, ... of education and income tend to eat healthier diets, ... energy-dense (lower calorie/higher nutrient content), a U.S. study finds. ... of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Unilens Vision Inc. Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend of U.S. $0.09 Per Share 2Health News:American Society for Microbiology Emphasizes Hand Hygiene as Flu Protective Measure 2Health News:IBM Announces New Healthcare Industry Solutions Lab in China 2Health News:IBM Announces New Healthcare Industry Solutions Lab in China 3Health News:IBM Announces New Healthcare Industry Solutions Lab in China 4Health News:Natural Killer Cells May Help Protect Against New Strains of Influenza Virus 2Health News:Natural Killer Cells May Help Protect Against New Strains of Influenza Virus 3Health News:New guidance on making work less of a pain in the back 2Health News:More Educated Choose Healthier Foods, But Pay More 2
(Date:7/22/2014)... July 22, 2014 WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ... device R&D outsourcing company with operations in China ... today announced that it will release financial results for the ... closes on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (which will be Thursday ... be available on the investor relations section of the Company,s ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014  Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: ... Genomics ("Parabase"), (together "the companies"), today announced ... and development agreement (the "collaboration"). Under the ... a front-end, sample preparation method for Parabase,s ... testing process. The sample preparation method will ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... New York , July 22, ... Neue Partnerschaft für umfassenden Schutz von ... in Österreich    Equashield ... von geschlossenen Transfersystemen (Closed System Transfer Devices, CSTDs) für ... , einen Vertriebshändler und Hersteller von ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:WuXi PharmaTech Schedules Second-Quarter 2014 Earnings Release 2Pressure BioSciences to Develop Front-end Sample Preparation for Parabase Genomics' Targeted Next Generation Sequencing Testing Platform 2Pressure BioSciences to Develop Front-end Sample Preparation for Parabase Genomics' Targeted Next Generation Sequencing Testing Platform 3Pressure BioSciences to Develop Front-end Sample Preparation for Parabase Genomics' Targeted Next Generation Sequencing Testing Platform 4Equashield ernennt Medikus zu seinem exklusiven österreichischen Vertriebspartner für seine geschlossenen Arzneimitteltransfersysteme 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: