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Brain activity predicts heavy drinking by teenagers


August 8th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Specific patterns of brain activity can tell which teenagers are at risk of becoming problem drinkers later on.Using special MRI scans, researchers looked at 40 teenagers ... Read more...

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Pranab lays foundation for financial city near Bangalore


April 8th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 8 (IANS) Finance Minister Prarnab Mukherjee Sunday laid the foundation stone for the country's first financial city, being built by the state-run IFCI Infrastructure Development Ltd (IIDL) at ... Read more...

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Dream content measured for first time


October 30th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Munich, Oct 30 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time successfully analysed brain activity during dreams.They were able to do this with the help of people who become aware of ... Read more...

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How marijuana affects the way the brain processes emotional info


April 6th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how drugs like marijuana affect the way the brain processes emotional information.Drugs act on naturally occurring receptors in the brain called cannabinoid receptors. However, the ... Read more...

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Now, a smartphone app that monitors what you are up to


November 27th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): It may not be possible for you to constantly tell your Facebook friends what you are up to, but a smartphone app called Jigsaw could solve the ... Read more...

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People with exhaustion syndrome demonstrate impaired memory


November 19th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study from Umea University in Sweden has shown that exhaustion syndrome, also called burnout and exhaustion depression, leaves objectively measurable changes in the brain.Certain personality traits ... Read more...

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‘They all look alike’ effect is down to the brain


November 5th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): A team of psychologists at the University of Glasgow, UK, has finally found why people so often have trouble telling those of a different race apart.They have identified ... Read more...

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Activity of gene in the brain depends on genetic background


October 20th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that same genes have different activity patterns in the brain in individuals with different genetic backgrounds.These findings from researchers at the Allen ... Read more...

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Nationwide campaign to commemorate World Heart Day


September 23rd, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) To commemorate World Heart Day on Sep 26 and motivate people to take care of their heart and health, a nationwide campaign was launched here Thursday, an ... Read more...

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Owl monkey only primate to exhibit ‘early birds’ and ‘night owls’ behaviour


September 4th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): University of Pennsylvania anthropologists have shown that in Azaro's owl monkeys, temperature and light are just as important environmental factors as the circadian rhythm that regulates periods of ... Read more...

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World’s first in-depth study of malaria parasite genome completed


February 6th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): Researchers at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) School of Biological Sciences have completed the world's first in-depth study of the malaria parasite genome.The groundbreaking research could lead to ... Read more...

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Researchers profile malaria parasite genome


February 6th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Researchers have achieved a breakthrough by successfully profiling the malaria parasite genome for the first time - opening the way to more potent drugs for the disease that ... Read more...

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Possible key to fight obesity


January 6th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have discovered a molecular mechanism that controls energy expenditure in muscles and helps determine body weight - a finding that could lead to a ... Read more...

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Brain scans could one day be used to tell a Dali from a Picasso


November 27th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Can brain scans help classify art? Well, researchers from ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan seem to have found the answer.Lead researcher Yukiyasu Kamitani insists brain activity ... Read more...

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Learning changes the brain’s circuitry


October 9th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): When a person learns a new task, there is a measurable change in his or her spontaneous brain activity, earlier believed to be "white noise", according to researchers ... Read more...

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Scientists crack brain’s numerical code


September 25th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Researchers have found that they can tell what number a person has just seen by observing and analysing the pattern of brain activity. These findings confirm the notion that ... Read more...

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New insights into the brain’s numerical code


September 25th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): Researchers can now tell what number a person has just seen or how many dots he or she has been presented with, by a careful observation and analysis ... Read more...

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How some people maintain weight loss, others don’t


September 16th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Ever wondered how some people successfully maintain a significant weight loss, while others tend to regain the weight? Well, researchers at The Miriam Hospital attribute such tendencies to ... Read more...

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Here’s how couples can help each other stay healthy


June 11th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Both men and women tend to gain weight right after marriage. So, health experts have offered some tips that will help couples stay healthier together.Penny Gordon-Larsen, Ph.D., an ... Read more...

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17,00 genes vital to sleep identified


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): In a study on the need for sleep in animals, scientists at North Carolina State University have identified almost 1,700 genes associated with the variability of sleep ... Read more...

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Modern day obesity might have evolutionary origins


February 13th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) That craving for a cheeseburger is rooted in the dramatic growth of the human brain and body, resulting from environmental changes two million years ago. Higher quality, nutritionally ... Read more...

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Soon, “smart” surveillance system to identify suspicious, lost people


December 18th, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A ''smart'' surveillance system that will help security watchdogs to recognize whether a person on the street is acting suspiciously or appears to be lost is being ... Read more...

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Red wine fends off ravages of ageing


July 4th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) Large doses of a compound in red wine can ward off multiple ravages of age as trials with midlife mice have found, according to a new study. However, ... Read more...

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Red wine compound has many health benefits, but doesnt boost longevity


July 4th, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): A compound in red wine may ward off many of the signs of ageing, including cardiovascular disease, cataracts and decreased bone density, but does not seem to ... Read more...

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Red wine compound wards off ageing signs


July 4th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): A compound in red wine may ward off many of the signs of ageing, including cardiovascular disease, cataracts and decreased bone density, according to a new study ... Read more...

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Humans shown to have more distinctive hearing than animals


April 2nd, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by admin
London, April 2 (ANI): Scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and elsewhere have discerned how the reactions of single neurons give humans the capability of detecting fine differences in frequencies ... Read more...

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Our brains are genetically wired to recognise faces and places


December 19th, 2007 - 2:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): A new study of twins has revealed that our brains are genetically wired to recognise faces and places.It also indicted that the genetic basis of the brains ability ... Read more...

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A daily 30-minute vigorous workout can control weight gain over 20 years


November 14th, 2007 - 8:32 am ICT by admin
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