brain derived neurotrophic factor

Benefits on exercise on brain unravelled


May 20th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Exercise is a real boon - clearing the mind, pumping in more blood and oxygen to the brain and doing much more, latest research suggests. David ... Read more...

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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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Moderate physical exercise in older adults shown to improve memory


February 1st, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A new study-conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Illinois, Rice University, and Ohio State University-shows that one year of moderate physical exercise can increase ... Read more...

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Why cocaine is so addictive


October 19th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Scientists have found how cocaine corrupts the brain and becomes addictive.These findings are the first to connect activation of specific neurons to alterations in cocaine reward.The results ... Read more...

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Possible biomarker to identify seizure-related stress found


October 5th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A new research has found that reduced levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)-a protein in the brain that encourages growth of neurons-may be a trait marker for individuals ... 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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Map of fear memory formation in human brain extended


January 28th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Extending the map of fear memory formation, scientists at Emory University have found that panic and fight-or-flight like situations not only lights up the amygdala, but also another ... Read more...

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Newly identified compound to pave way for brain-protecting drugs


January 26th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have identified a compound that mimics one of the brain's own growth factors and can protect brain cells against damage in ... Read more...

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Modified anxiety related gene makes men, mice act alike


January 19th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) A modified gene DNA that makes men and mice act alike in anxiety, under lab conditions, can help study human behaviour more precisely. The findings may help open 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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Neural stem cells offer potential Alzheimer’s treatment


July 21st, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): For the very first time, US scientists have shown that neural stem cells can rescue memory in mice with advanced Alzheimer's disease.The findings raise hopes of a potential ... Read more...

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Brain protein might get you hooked on drugs, alcohol


May 29th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) A brain protein can practically hook you on to drugs and alcohol by hijacking the normal functioning of its reward circuitry. Researchers investigating this addiction "switch" have now implicated ... Read more...

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How drug-or-alcohol addiction tricks the brain


May 29th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): The brain's pleasure center gets hijacked when someone becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol. This, in turn, disrupts the normal functioning of its reward circuitry.Now, researchers investigating ... Read more...

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Rett Syndrome Severity: A New Insight


May 4th, 2009 - 11:06 pm ICT by GD
A genetic deviation that can potentially influence the severe symptoms in Rett syndrome has been identified by a research alliance between Israel and Australia.Dr Helen Leonard, the head of the Rett Syndrome ... Read more...

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Growth factor that may prevent Alzheimer’’s spread identified


February 9th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): In a study on animals, researchers have found that treatment with a naturally occurring protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) could potentially provide long-lasting protection by slowing, ... Read more...

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Genetics predict relapse risk among alcohol-dependent patients


February 4th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Researchers have identified a genetic variant associated with post-treatment relapse among alcohol-dependent patients.In the new study, research team has found a link between the Val66Met (rs6265) polymorphism ... Read more...

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Scientists find way to treat Fragile X in mice


November 1st, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, Irvine, have claimed that they have found a way to improve and even restore cognitive function in people suffering from fragile ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation relieves Parkinsons symptoms


September 3rd, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): Scientists at the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and University Hospital have found that a surgical technique called deep brain stimulation relieves Parkinsons symptoms ... 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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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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