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Scientists identify genetic link to suicidal behaviour


October 9th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 9 (IANS) Blame a specific gene if you are having morbidily suicidal thoughts about life in general.Neuroscientists have unearthed evidence that links a specific gene to suicidal behaviour, ... Read more...

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Brain mechanism linked to relapse after cocaine withdrawal discovered


September 9th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): New research has uncovered a specific neural mechanism in the brain that may be linked to persistent drug-seeking behaviour - a find that could aid development of new ... Read more...

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How lead exposure damages the brain


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have established how exposure to lead during early brain development in children can damage it.They found that exposure to lead during the ... Read more...

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Study suggests possibilities for treatments for anxiety disorders


June 4th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): A memory of safety can now be induced in rats' brain, mimicking the effect of training.The study, which was carried out with support from the National Institute ... Read more...

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Anti-fear drug may help erase painful memories


June 4th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): It is possible to overcome bad memories of painful situations with the help of a chemical that works on the brain, say scientists.Researchers suggest that anti-fear medication could ... Read more...

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Powerful molecule regulator in blood pressure control system discovered


March 12th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Nitric oxide has been discovered as a powerful regulator of a molecule that plays a critical role in the development and function of the nervous system, according to ... Read more...

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Learning keeps brain healthy


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Learning keeps the brain healthy and helps in limiting the debilitating effects of ageing on memory and the mind, a new study confirms. UC Irvine neurobiologists are providing the ... Read more...

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Learning ‘promotes brain health’


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Mental activity could stave off age-related cognitive and memory decline, suggest researchers.UC Irvine neurobiologists have provided the first visual evidence that learning promotes brain health - and that ... Read more...

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Gene with role in premenstrual disorder identified


February 9th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists at Rockefeller University say they have identified a gene that is a strong candidate for involvement in premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and other problems associated with the ... Read more...

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Bad driver? Then blame your genes


October 29th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) Bad drivers may in part have their genes to blame, suggests a new study. According to University of Irvine scientists, people with a particular gene variant performed more than ... Read more...

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Blame genetics for people with bad driving skills


October 29th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Next time you encounter a rash driver on road, don't go berserk and start abusing - rather blame their genes for the bad driving skills, says a new ... Read more...

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Stem cells rescue mice memory in advanced Alzheimer’s


July 22nd, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Neural stem cells can rescue memory in mice with advanced Alzheimer's disease, opening the way to treating dementia that afflicts 5.3 million people in the US. Mice genetically engineered ... Read more...

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Transplanted fat cells can treat spinal cord injury


December 11th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Mature adipocytes - fat cells - could become a source for cell replacement therapy to treat central nervous system disorders, a new study suggests.Lead author Dr. Yuki ... Read more...

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Genes, brain area linked to teens susceptibility to alcohol dependence


November 7th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 7 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have found in a study of teens that genetic factors can influence size variations a brain area, which ... Read more...

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Exercise can offset effects of genetic disorder: study


June 24th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Mental and physical exercise can offset the devastating effects of debilitating genetic disorders caused by the Rett Syndrome. The Rett syndrome is a degenerative condition that affects girls ... Read more...

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Mental, physical exercise may help improve Rett syndrome symptoms


June 21st, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 21 (ANI): By using a mouse model of Rett syndrome, Australian scientists have shown that mental and physical exercise can actually boost coordination and movement problems in this ... Read more...

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Aerobic exercise curbs appetite by boosting blood protein


June 17th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Want to cut down on all those calories but dont know how? Well, working out might be the answer, for researchers have found that aerobic exercises increase ... Read more...

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Indian-American identifies link between alcoholism and anxiety


March 5th, 2008 - 10:56 am ICT by admin
New York, March 5 (IANS) Indian-American Subhash Pandey and his team have identified the molecular link between anxiety and alcohol addiction, which is likely to spur new therapeutic strategies in its treatment. ... Read more...

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Female sex hormone protects against hearing loss in both sexes


March 4th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): The female sex hormone, estradiol helps in protecting against hearing loss in females and males, says a new study conducted on mice.Estradiol is present in both men and ... Read more...

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Protein behind overeating and obesity identified


December 28th, 2007 - 1:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 28(ANI): Researchers, for the first time, have demonstrated in mice that a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is critical in managing satiety, and is the main cause behind ... Read more...

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