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Sex-deprived fruit flies use alcohol to cope


March 22nd, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Sex-deprived fruit flies are more likely to ingest alcohol, while just-mated ones are more likely to take a pass on the booze, a new study suggests.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Blocking brain chemical burns fat even if you gorge


March 7th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Blocking a brain compound may have a magical effect in burning fat, even if you gorge yourself and avoid the gym, a study reveals.For instance, mice ... Read more...

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Short-tempered, impulsive men have missing brain chemical


August 11th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Have you ever thought why some men are so short-tempered afterall? Well, scientists have found it could be because such individuals have something missing in their ... Read more...

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Pesticides near workplace raises Parkinson’s risk: Study


May 28th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) People exposed to pesticides at workplace are at a greater risk of suffering from Parkinson's disease, a brain disorder among the aged, a study by the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Brain chemical influences our judgements


April 15th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) A brain chemical called serotonin is likely to influence why we may consider a couple to be intimate and romantic or jaded and bored.For instance, adult ... Read more...

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Serotonin ‘influences how we judge couples’ intimacy


April 15th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that brain chemical serotonin plays an important role in the judgments we make about peoples' close personal relationships.Healthy adult volunteers recruited by experts ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The mere sight, smell of food hikes dopamine levels in binge eaters


March 1st, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new brain imaging study has revealed that just the mere sight or smell of food elevates dopamine - a brain chemical linked to reward and motivation - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Protein pathway find may help solve Parkinson’s disease


March 1st, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 01 (ANI): Iowa State University researchers have discovered a protein pathway that may hold the secret to understand Parkinson's disease.Anumantha Kanthasamy, a distinguished professor of biomedical sciences and the W. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Naturally occurring brain mechanism ups Parkinson’s understanding


February 12th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A University of South Florida study has suggested that targeting the neuroinflammatory causes Parkinson's disease with a brain chemical signal may lead to better understanding of the disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain chemical boosts memory, could treat Alzheimer’s


January 27th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Scientists have identified a key chemical that boosts memory, potentially opening the way to newer treatments for Alzheimer's.In a series of experiments, Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers ... Read more...

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Genetically targeted medication shows promise in treating alcoholism


January 21st, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): UVA investigators have for the first time successfully treated alcohol-dependent individuals with medication that is tailored specifically to match their genetic profile."Our findings suggest a new paradigm for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Boosting key brain chemical cuts fatigue in mice


December 21st, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Scientists have 'engineered' a mouse that can run on a treadmill twice as long as a normal mouse by increasing its supply of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter essential for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

One in four born to cheat partners


December 3rd, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) One in every four can't help but cheat on their partners as they are born with the roving eye.Scientists suggest that when a man or woman with the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain chemical that regulates mood may have anti-diabetic properties


November 14th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): Serotonin - a brain chemical known to help regulate emotion, mood and sleep - might also have anti-diabetic properties, new findings by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study says yoga reduces anxiety & improves mood


November 13th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 13 (ANI): Yoga has a greater positive effect on a person's mood and anxiety level than other forms of exercise, according to a study published in the November edition ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Yoga gives a boost to feel-good brain chemical: Study


November 12th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new research suggests that yoga has a greater positive effect on a person's mood and anxiety level than walking and other forms of exercise, which may be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain chemical that regulates mood may have anti-diabetic properties too


November 11th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): New findings have revealed that serotonin - a brain chemical known to help regulate emotion, mood and sleep - might also have anti-diabetic properties.The findings by the researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists discover ‘clock protein’ that regulates circadian rhythms


October 21st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new research has demonstrated how the brain chemical dopamine regulates the rhythms of daily behaviour, which may have impact on activity and sleep patterns in Parkinson's disease.Concordia ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Love map of the brain’ shows how heart rules the head


October 16th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 16 (ANI): Being in love can spread electricity through your brain, literally, as a new study suggests.A US scientist has shown that being in love can spark a torrent of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People can’t stop worrying even on vacations


September 22nd, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Million of holidaymakers can't let go of their worries even amid beautiful beaches and stunning landscapes, finds a recent study. Now scientists have figured out why so many people ... Read more...

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Why is it so hard to unwind on holiday?


September 22nd, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): You might have taken that much-needed fortnight holiday from work, but despite those beautiful beaches or the stunning slopes, its not possible for you to wind down while ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Illegal party drug may drive away the blues within 40 minutes


September 14th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): The fastest treatment for depression may lie in a horse tranquilliser, according to a new study, which demonstrated the benefits of the drug within 40 minutes.This compares with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular pathway responsible for Parkinson’s disease identified


July 29th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): Scientists have identified a molecular pathway responsible for the death of key nerve cells whose loss causes Parkinson's disease.The researchers in Lu's lab conducted their experiments in Drosophila, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes make some hit the bottle when other boozers are around


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): If your friend, sitting next to you at a bar, orders a drink, would you too? Researchers say your genes decide.Psychological scientist Helle Larsen from Radboud University in ... Read more...

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Brain chemical boosts body heat, helps burn excess calories


July 7th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): An enzyme in the brain known as PI3 kinase might control the increased generation of body heat that helps burn off excess calories after eating a high-fat meal, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Anti cholesterol drug causes depression: Indian scientists


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By K.S. Jayaraman Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) Indian scientists have for the first time obtained evidence for the link between cholesterol-lowering drugs and depression in people taking these drugs to prevent heart attack. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Our bodies make their own morphine


April 27th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Human bodies may possess the biochemical machinery to produce a small but steady amount of natural morphine, according to a new study.In the study, it was shown ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain chemical linked to obsessive compulsive disorder found


April 27th, 2010 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, have identified a brain chemical linked to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). In the study conducted using laboratory mice, researchers found that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Do Chemical Compositions Cause Junk Food Addictions?


March 30th, 2010 - 3:38 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The former commissioner of the FDA, (Food and Drug Administration) David Kessler wrote a book entitled "The End of Overeating" which opened a great deal of controversy. He ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Link between brain chemical, cognitive decline in schizophrenia demonstrated


March 11th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): UC Davis researchers have demonstrated a link between brain chemical, cognitive decline in schizophrenia.In one of the first such studies involving human patients with schizophrenia, researchers provided evidence ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lack Of Serotonin Likely Cause Of SIDS In Babies: Study Reports


February 4th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Feb 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study that was conducted recently shows that infants who have lower levels of the brain chemical serotonin, are more likely to die of the Sudden ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Brain dopamine linked to increased social status


February 4th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists have found a unique correlation between brain chemical dopamine and social status.Lead researcher Dr. Martinez and colleagues found that increased social status and increased social support correlated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

10 ways to boost your libido


February 4th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): A failing sex drive can be frustrating, but there are a number of things that you can do to perform better in the bedroom.Sexpert Susan Quilliam has ... Read more...

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Sudden infant deaths linked to low serotonin levels


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) The brains of infants who die of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) produce low levels of serotonin, a brain chemical that conveys messages between cells and plays ... Read more...

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Low levels of serotonin linked to sudden infant death syndrome


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Scientists have found a link between low levels of serotonin - a brain chemical that conveys messages between cells - and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).They found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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