brain changes

Take breaks, sleep to learn better


August 21st, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Trying to master a new skill or new dance steps? Make sure you take good breaks while training because you'll learn faster than if you push ... Read more...

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Breakthrough to help block morphine addiction


August 16th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, scientists have shown that it is possible to block addiction to morphine and heroin, while boosting relief from pain.A team from the ... Read more...

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Daytime naps could be early sign of dementia


July 17th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Napping frequently during daytime could be an early sign of dementia, or may even prompt it -- so beware, say neurologists.They have linked excessive sleep and ... Read more...

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Heart failure linked with grey matter loss


February 5th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) Heart failure may also linked to loss of cerebral grey matter and impaired cognitive functions -- which involves all aspects of perception, thinking, reasoning and remembering, ... Read more...

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Forgetting to eat can thin out Alzheimer’s victims


November 22nd, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Old people afflicted with the Alzheimer's may forget to eat and eventually lose weight, a new study reveals.Being fat in middle age could bring on ... Read more...

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Motherhood alters brain functions


October 25th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Oct 25 (IANS) Motherhood causes alterations in brain functions that help mothers locate and communicate with their offspring, especially if they are in distress, says a study by Israeli ... Read more...

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Lack of sleep during adolescence skews brain wiring


October 10th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) Lack of sleep during adolescence could skew the brain's wiring and makes it malfunction, neuroscientists say.Researchers have found that short-term sleep restriction in adolescent mice prevented ... Read more...

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Vitamin pill can help reverse memory loss


September 14th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) A daily vitamin pill could help reverse memory loss in old age and protect against Alzheimer's disease.The tablet, containing high doses of B vitamins and folic ... Read more...

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Brain enlargement in children with autism due to changes before age 2


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A study has found that brain enlargement in children with autism is due to brain changes that occur before the age of 2.In 2005, researchers from the University ... Read more...

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People with thin brain structure ‘at greater risk for Alzheimer’s’


April 14th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Researchers from Rush University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) found that, among individuals in whom specific brain structures were thinnest, the risk of developing Alzheimer's was ... Read more...

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Binge-drinking teens risk lasting brain changes


April 5th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Underage binge drinking can create lasting brain changes that could affect teens' lives as adults, according to new research.Adolescents represent the majority of people who binge drink. This ... Read more...

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Certain genetic makeup reduces the brain’s neurons in drug addicts


March 8th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that that drug addicted individuals who have a certain genetic makeup have lower gray matter density-and therefore fewer neurons-in areas of the brain ... Read more...

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Does psychotherapy induce changes in the brain?


February 15th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 15 (IANS) Medication and psychotherapy both help people with an anxiety disorder. But research on the effects of psychotherapy on nerve cells has lagged far behind that on medication-induced changes ... Read more...

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Antipsychotics for schizophrenia linked to subtle loss in brain volume


February 8th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 08 (ANI): A new study has shown that patients with schizophrenia who take antipsychotic medications lose a small but measurable amount of brain tissue over time.Progressive changes in brain volume ... Read more...

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Become a child again to erase bad memories forever


December 10th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Temporarily returning the brain to a child-like state could help people with post-traumatic stress disorder and phobias forget their fears forever.A clue to permanent erasure comes from research ... Read more...

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MRI scans show structural brain changes in people at Alzheimer’s risk


November 17th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study by neuroscientists at Rush University Medical Center suggest that people at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease exhibit a specific structural change in the brain that ... Read more...

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Obstructive sleep apnea may shrink brain’s gray matter


November 13th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A new research suggests that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may cause structural defects in the brain's gray matter, resulting in problems with cognitive functions such as attention and ... Read more...

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Weak at maths? Try zapping your brain!


November 5th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) Jolting the brain with an electric current can make it good or bad with numbers, depending on the spot where it is applied, study shows.Oxford University and University ... Read more...

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New mums ‘grow bigger brains within months of birth’


October 21st, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): New research from the National Institute of Mental Health suggests that the brains of new mothers bulked up in areas linked to motivation and behaviour, and that mothers ... Read more...

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Brain exercises may be good initially, but speed up dementia later


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Solving crossword puzzles and reading may do you good initially, but speed up dementia later in life, says a new study.Researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago ... Read more...

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Irritable bowel syndrome causes structural brain alterations in patients


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A study has shown that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the abdomen, may lead to structural changes in specific brain regions ... Read more...

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Winning on home turf makes one crave for future fights


July 6th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): Winning a fight on home turf instils desire for more fights in the future, revealed a brain study on mice.The researchers found that winning a fight causes brain ... Read more...

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Women turn smarter during ovulation


June 30th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): Women are at their smartest self when they are ovulating, according to a study.The study, led by Belinda Pletzer at the University of Salzburg, Austria, claimed that the ... Read more...

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Scientists image brain at point when vocal learning starts


February 18th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 18 (ANI): Scientists have been able to provide fundamental insight into how the brain changes during critical periods for behavioural learning using high-resolution imaging.Experts at Duke University Medical Center observed ... Read more...

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High BP may help predict dementia in older adults


February 9th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that hypertension may act as a predictor for progression to dementia in older adults with impaired ability to organize thoughts and make decisions.Individuals ... Read more...

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‘Going on a diet can trigger lifetime of overeating’


February 8th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): A study has found that going on a diet could trigger a lifetime of overeating and even cause changes to the brain.According to scientists, people who go on ... Read more...

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Stress hormone key to alcohol dependence found


January 26th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A specific stress hormone, the corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), is key to the development and maintenance of alcohol dependence in animal models, say scientists from The Scripps Research Institute.Chemically ... Read more...

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New brain scan better detects early signs of Alzheimer’s


January 7th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): A new brain scan, called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), has been found to be better at detecting earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease in healthy people, according to a ... Read more...

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Passive tobacco smoke exposure ‘can lead to nicotine dependence’


December 9th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study on rats has shown that passive exposure to tobacco smoke induces brain changes indicative of nicotine dependence.Their findings of how rats' brains respond to exposure ... Read more...

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Head injury could amplify depression in survivors of torture


November 7th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): Head injuries could aggravate depression and other emotional symptoms in survivors of torture and other traumatic experiences, according to a study from the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma ... Read more...

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Bird flu virus strain leaves survivors at increased Parkinson’s disease risk


August 20th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): An animal study conducted by experts at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has suggested that at least one strain of the H5N1 avian influenza virus leaves survivors at ... Read more...

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Music lessons may boost a person’s ability to hear in noise


August 18th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Musical training could enhance a person's ability to hear speech despite the deleterious effects of background noise by strengthening auditory memory and the representation of important acoustic features, ... Read more...

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Avian flu strain makes brain more prone to Parkinson’s disease


August 11th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): Experts at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital say that there is at least one strain of the H5N1 virus that leaves avian flu survivors at significantly increased risk ... Read more...

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Unimpaired Alzheimer’s patients undergo early memory disruption


July 30th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have discovered an early disruption in the process of memory formation in older humans who exhibit some early brain changes associated with Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drug may work against the disease in many ways


June 2nd, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (IANS) A drug that can potentially prevent epilepsy caused by a genetic condition may also help halt epilepsy caused by brain injury, according to a new study. Scientists at the ... Read more...

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