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Can you really work up an appetite?


September 13th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) US scientists are challenging the popular notion that we can "work up an appetite" with vigorous exercise, saying it actually reduces a person's motivation for food.James ... Read more...

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Video captures protein traffic inside brain cell


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Using a new imaging technique, scientists have created spectacular video footage on the movement of proteins inside a neuron (brain cell)."Your brain is being disassembled and ... Read more...

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Brain imaging tells how smart you are


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) What factors distinguish the brains of exceptionally smart humans from those of their average counterparts? Brain size does matter somewhat, accounting for about 6.7 percent ... Read more...

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Multiple channels help brain avoid traffic overload


May 7th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Multiple signalling channels within the brain ensure that they don't overload the organ with too much traffic at their busiest roundabouts and keep it healthy and ... Read more...

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Robotic arm to reveal inner working of brain cells


May 7th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Gaining access to the inner workings of a brain cell (neuron) in real time offers a wealth of useful information. However, it is such a painstaking ... Read more...

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Chronic stress clouds thinking, memory


March 11th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Being subject to chronic stress not only clouds your thinking but also impairs memory, new research says. It uncovered a neural (brain cell) mechanism that directly ... Read more...

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Prescription marijuana without memory loss on horizon


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Scientists may be able to design a cannabis drug in the future that can treat pain and seizures without hurting the memory, the Daily Mail reported ... Read more...

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Gene therapy helps regenerate injured brain cells


February 16th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Gene therapy not only helps injured brain cells live longer and regenerate but also changes the shape of the cells, says a new study.Alan Harvey, professor ... Read more...

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Scientists image working brain cell in real time


February 7th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) Scientists have, for the very first time, recorded live yet detailed images of the nerve cells in the brain of a mouse.Stefan Hell's team at the ... Read more...

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Fish diet in pregnancy bolsters progeny’s intelligence


February 1st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Babies born to women who ate more fish during pregnancy scored higher in verbal intelligence and fine motor skill tests and also fared better socially.The study, ... Read more...

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Herb shows promise in counteracting hangover


January 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) A compound of an ancient herbal medicine called dihydromyricetin, isolated from the plant Hovenia, counteracts acute alcohol intoxication and consequent hangover, a research team in the ... Read more...

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Doctors diagnose patients within moments of meeting


December 15th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Doctors can diagnose illness and infections within moments of their meeting with a patient, say researchers in a study that could help improve diagnostic techniques.The research ... Read more...

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Brains of maltreated kids, combatants aware of dangers


December 6th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) The brains of children exposed to family violence and soldiers in combat zones show an acute awareness of dangers. Research suggests that they may have adapted ... Read more...

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Blame muscle fatigue on your brain


December 6th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Your are so overcome with fatigue and aching muscles after running 15 laps that you just want to lie down and rest. Blame a brain mechanism ... Read more...

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MIT geeks build chip to mimic brain cell


November 16th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Scientists have long aspired to build computer systems that could replicate our brain's potential for learning new tasks. MIT researchers have now edged closer to that ... Read more...

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Brain cell growth during adolescence key to sociability


October 7th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) The growth of brain cells during adolescence is the key to sociability, which produces an opposite effect when impaired or blocked, new research says.Mice shunned the ... Read more...

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Babies in womb can feel pain at 35 weeks


September 9th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Babies can distinguish pain from general touch after around 35 to 37 weeks of gestation, just before they are born.Scientists show that brain cell (neural) activity ... Read more...

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Binge drinking affects female teens negatively


July 17th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Female teens may be particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of binge drinking.Heavy alcohol use has been linked with diminishing mental processes among both adults and ... Read more...

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Neuroscientists track how brain cells process information


July 13th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) Although machine logic follows human logic, the way a computer processor works cannot be compared with how brains process information. Doctoral student Mark Shein and supervisors ... 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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Scientists peer into real time brain cell activity


May 31st, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Scientists, for the first time, peered into real time brain cell activity that underlay memory formation.Researchers reproduced the brain's complex electrical impulses onto models made of ... Read more...

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Excess copper, iron linked with Alzheimer’s


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The exact causes of neuro-degenerative disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease are unknown, but scientists say excess of copper and iron in the human brain may ... Read more...

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Gene harms brain decades before Alzheimer’s outbreak


May 15th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) A gene that you carry may begin to damage your brain a full 50 years before Alzheimer's disease shows up, scientists say. In 1993, researchers discovered ... Read more...

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Brainwaves could help predict schizophrenia, depression


April 27th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Something as shortlived as a brainwave comes with its own unique fingerprint that remains unaltered over the years - a finding that could help predict schizophrenia ... Read more...

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Scientists create synthetic brain cell


April 25th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Researchers have for the first time created a synthetic synapse circuit whose behaviour duplicates the function of a brain cell. A synapse is a junction that ... Read more...

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Patients’ own cells ‘may shed light into schizophrenia causes’


April 14th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 14 (ANI): Researchers at Penn State University, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and other institutions have successfully recreated a schizophrenic patient's own brain cells, which can be studied safely ... Read more...

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How anti-depressants create brain cell


April 13th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Scientists have finally discovered how anti-depressants make new brain cells, which could help researchers develop better and more efficient drugs to combat depression.The study by scientists from the ... Read more...

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Indications of Alzheimer’s may be evident decades before first signs


March 29th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Researchers have found that patients with Alzheimer's disease have lower glucose utilization in the brain than those with normal cognitive function, and that those decreased levels may be ... Read more...

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Potential link between immunity, schizophrenia revealed


February 28th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new study from UC Davis has indicated that the number of connections between nerve cells in the brain can be regulated by an immune system molecule.The research ... Read more...

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Gene study uncovers clues to memory and learning


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have explored the function of a single gene that governs how neurons form new connections.The study has not only uncovered clues to memory and learning, but has ... Read more...

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Why teens are more vulnerable to drug addiction, behavioral disorders


January 27th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh have recorded neuron activity in adolescent rat brains that could reveal the biological root of the teenage propensity to consider rewards over ... Read more...

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Oestrogen patch for sharper memory?


January 25th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) An oestrogen skin patch could boost memory in post-menopausal women, researchers say.Latest theories suggest that the hormone, which drops during menopause, also has a protective effect on nerve ... Read more...

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Staying fit sharpens brain


December 24th, 2010 - 6:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Physical exercise may be the best way to keep your brain sharp in old age, says a study.In recent years there has been a sales boom in so-called ... Read more...

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Physical exercise ‘keeps your brain sharp’


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Experts at the University of Florence suggest that physical exercise may be the best way to keep your brain sharp in old age.They say that keeping physically fit ... Read more...

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Stem cell advance paves way for novel treatments for brain diseases


December 8th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): University of Rochester scientists have developed a way to isolate neural stem cells from human brain tissue with unprecedented precision.It could be an important step toward developing new ... Read more...

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