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Some nerve! Now bypass stem cells


February 1st, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Scientists have successfully converted mouse skin cells directly into cells that become the three main parts of the nervous system, bypassing the stem cell stage, throwing ... Read more...

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Researchers turn brain cells into heart cells


July 10th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Researchers have changed a star-shaped brain cell and a skin cell into a heart cell -- offering the possibility of cell-based therapy for cardiovascular diseases.Heart cells ... Read more...

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Tamarind derivative repairs damaged brain cells


June 8th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) A compound from tamarind tree could help spur the growth of damaged brain and spinal cord nerve cells, which characterises diseases such as Parkinson's.Doctoral student Andrew ... Read more...

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Star-shaped brain cells ‘essential for making long-term memories’


March 4th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Experts have found that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes, which were earlier considered little more than structures to fill the gaps between all-important neurons, have a function that's ... Read more...

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Unexpected biological pathway in glaucoma discovered


January 4th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Researchers have identified a new and unexpected biological pathway that apparently contributes to the development of glaucoma and its resulting vision loss.Prior research has suggested that the optic ... Read more...

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Star shaped brain cells regulate breathing


July 19th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Astrocytes, the brain cells named after their characteristic star-shape, play a key role in the regulation of breathing. Scientists at the University College London and the University of Bristol ... Read more...

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Astrocytes, star shaped brain cells, regulate breathing


July 16th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that star shaped brain cells, Astrocytes, which were previously thought to act only as the 'glue' between neurons, have a central role in ... Read more...

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How are brain cells possessed and damaged by demons of dementia


March 4th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A new study has shed light on how Amyloid-Beta found in cerebral plaques, typically present in the brain of Alzheimer's patients, leads to neurodegeneration.Researchers from EPFL's (Ecole Polytechnique ... Read more...

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Aussie scientists find HIV reservoir in the brain


September 23rd, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 23 (ANI): Aussie scientists have discovered that the brain also acts as a key "reservoir" for HIV, a finding that may be a serious threat to the search for a ... Read more...

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Ocean coral may offer treatments for neuropathic pain


August 5th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): A compound initially isolated from a soft coral collected at Green Island off Taiwan could help give rise to new set of treatments for neuropathic pain - chronic ... Read more...

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Pain is more a cause of arthritis than a symptom


September 30th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): Pain is not a symptom of arthritis, it is a cause of the condition, according to a new research.The study led by University of Rochester Medical Centre ... Read more...

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Awakening dormant brain stem cells is possible, say scientists


June 7th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): A team of researchers at Schepens Eye Research Institute claims to have identified specific molecules that can help awaken the sleeping brain stem cells.Dr. Dong Feng ... Read more...

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The unexpected way the brain repairs nerve damage


May 28th, 2008 - 11:03 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A team of Australian researchers claims to have uncovered an unexpected mechanism whereby the brain repairs nerve damage.Roger Chung of Menzies Research Institute, an affiliate of ... Read more...

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New brain cells linked to cannabinoid signalling machinery


March 27th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have found that its not only neurons in the brain that are sensitive to cannabinoidsthe active chemicals in marijuana, but also cells ... Read more...

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Human stem cells aid stroke recovery in rats


February 20th, 2008 - 10:43 am ICT by admin
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) In what is billed as a first, researchers using human embryonic stem cells to generate neural cells in the lab have found that they helped repair stroke ... Read more...

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Chemical linked to sleep also vital for deep brain stimulation


December 24th, 2007 - 5:53 pm ICT by admin
London , Dec 24 (ANI): A new study suggests that a brain chemical that causes people to feel sleepy also plays a significant role in making deep brain stimulation a success, thereby ... Read more...

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Cancer gene helps in early brain development: Study


November 14th, 2007 - 10:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A study has found that a gene linked to paediatric brain tumours is an essential driver of early brain development. The study, led by Balazs Hegedus, Ph.D., a postdoctoral ... Read more...

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