brain circuitry

Scientists isolate protein that sculpts memory


September 29th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Altering tiny amounts of a protein in specific parts of the brains of mammals can profoundly affect learning and memory, says a new study. The protein, ... Read more...

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Tickling brain part boosts memory cells


September 21st, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 21 (IANS) Electrically tickling a specific brain part stimulates production of new cells that enhance memory and cognition, says a new Canadian research."DBS (deep brain stimulation) has been ... Read more...

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Morality influenced by evolving brain


May 29th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) A person's evolving brain circuitry may play a key role in his changing moral perceptions over the years. For instance, people may consider telling lies as ... Read more...

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Brain can compensate loss of new cells


March 20th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) The brain is an amazingly adaptable organ that can restore critical functions linked with learning and memory even if its ability to make new cells is ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on the brain’s ability to reorganize itself


March 19th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to isolating the mechanisms by which the brain compensates for disruptions and reroutes neural functioning - which could ultimately lead to treatments for ... Read more...

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Brain’s ‘fear’ area doesn’t increase anxiety but counters it: Study


March 10th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): In a surprising find, a study from Stanford discovered that an area in the brain linked to fear doesn't increase anxiety but counters it.The study could help lead ... Read more...

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Do chinks in brain make you ill at ease?


February 11th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Why do some people fret over the most trivial matters while others remain calm in the face of calamity? Researchers blame it on chinks in the brain.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Scientists reboot brain to cure ringing in ears


January 13th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Scientists may have come up with a cure for tinnitus - persistent ringing in the ears.The technique, which 'reboots' the brain, has been successfully tested on rats. Clinical ... Read more...

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MRI Brain Scan Can Now Diagnose Autism


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A latest study shows that autism can be diagnosed through brain scan. The researchers have reported that they were able to use a magnetic resonance imaging, ... Read more...

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Scientists take major step toward first biological test for autism


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Scientists have developed the best biologically based test for autism to date.The test, developed by researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital and the University of Utah, was able ... Read more...

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Switch that controls neuronal migration in developing brain identified


November 27th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified a crucial step in brain development, which offers insight into the origins of epilepsy, mental retardation and possibly brain ... Read more...

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Differences in human and Neanderthal brains set in first year of life


November 9th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): The difference between brains of newborn humans and Neanderthals takes shape specifically in the first year of life, a new study has suggested.The brains of newborn humans and ... Read more...

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Relatives of autistic people tend to display abnormal eye movements


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 03 (ANI): Abnormal eye movements and other sensorimotor and neurobehavioral impairments appear common in unaffected family members of individuals with autism, finds a new study.Matthew W. Mosconi, Ph.D., and colleagues ... Read more...

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Genetically defective mice to help understand human depression


June 30th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the strain of genetically defective mice is a useful animal model for laboratory studies that could be useful for understanding human depression.A ... Read more...

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How the brain regulates emotion after experiencing violent assault


October 23rd, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Exposure to extremely stressful situations often leaves 'emotional scar', however, some people develop posttraumatic stress disorders and some don't. Now, a new study has explained how the victims ... Read more...

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Brain emotion circuit activates in teen girls when they size up peers


July 16th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Studying as to what happens in teenagers' brains while they size each other up, a team of American researchers have found that an emotion circuit activates more in ... Read more...

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Study links more gene mutations to autism risk


June 26th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): A collaborative team of geneticists from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and several other institutions say that they have found more ... Read more...

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Surfing the net boosts brain health


October 15th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 15 (ANI): Web search activity may be helpful in stimulating and possibly improving brain function, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) ... Read more...

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Kisspeptin - the hormone that starts ovulation


September 4th, 2008 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 4 (IANS) Kisspeptin, the small hormone that starts puberty, also plays a vital role in the brain to trigger ovulation, scientists have found. The finding may hold the key to ... Read more...

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Why its so difficult to part with your stuff


July 2nd, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Individuals tend to think that their favorite possessions, such as a car, should fetch more money, but they balk at paying the same price when the items ... Read more...

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The brain is hard-wired to care about social status


April 24th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Individuals who get a buzz from climbing the social ladder also feel more pain and stress when they tumble to a lower position, says a new study, ... Read more...

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Human brain responds to fairness as it does to money and chocolate


April 22nd, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Scientists from the University of California - Los Angeles have found that the human brain reacts to fairness the same way it responds to winning money and ... Read more...

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Scientists identify memory development mechanism in fruit fly


March 25th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 25 (ANI): In a study on Drosophila (a type of fruit fly), researchers at University of Missouri have found a memory development mechanism that may help people suffering ... Read more...

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A fly’s tiny brain may hold huge benefits for humans


March 25th, 2008 - 12:11 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 25 (IANS) Think twice before swatting one of those pesky flies - they could provide insights into Parkinson's disease or depression. Researchers have found that the study of Drosophila ... Read more...

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Gene that may hold Fragile X retardation syndrome cure identified


December 20th, 2007 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): A team of researchers including an India scientist have considerably reduced a wide range of abnormalities due to fragile X syndrome in mice by altering only a single ... Read more...

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Stem cell therapy reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice


November 14th, 2007 - 10:17 am ICT by admin
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