brain disorders

Source of happiness may lie in your gut


June 13th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, June 13 (IANS) Brain levels of serotonin, the 'happiness hormone' linked to normal functioning of adult brain, are regulated by the amount of bugs in your gut during early ... 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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Gene therapy boosts cell repair in brain disorders


February 12th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to help the brain replace damaged nerve cells or neurons, a study reveals. Myelin forms a protective sheath around the axons ... Read more...

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Found! Cells that drive brain’s adaptability


January 2nd, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Jan 2 (IANS) Glia cells, derived from the Greek word for glue, hold the brain's neurons (cells) together and protect the cells that determine our thoughts and behaviours. ... Read more...

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Farmer’s wife treated for rare brain disease


August 9th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The wintry morning of Dec 18, 2010, was just another day for Omwati Singh, a farmer's wife in Haryana's Ballabhgarh, when the 42-year-old woke up ... Read more...

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Optogenetics could one day be used to treat Parkinsons


May 4th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The invention of optogenetics tools has literally shed light on how our brains work, providing hope for a new treatment for neurological disorders such as Parkinsons.These 'tools' take ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s first comprehensive human brain atlas released


April 13th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): The Allen Institute for Brain Science has launched the world's first anatomically and genomically comprehensive human brain map.The invention, a previously unthinkable feat, was made possible through leading-edge ... Read more...

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Brain scans may help predict which adults will develop Alzheimer’s


April 7th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Brain scans may help predict which adults with mild cognitive impairment are likelier to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an intermediate ... Read more...

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Food packaging harbours harmful toxins


March 31st, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that plastic wrappers, food cans and storage tubs deposit at least two potentially harmful chemicals into our food.By cutting out containers, people can ... Read more...

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New gene therapy reverses Parkinson’s symptoms


March 17th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have developed a novel gene therapy called NLX-P101 that dramatically reduces movement impairment in Parkinson's patients.The approach introduces a gene into the brain to normalize chemical signalling.The ... Read more...

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Protein that keeps neuro signals intact offers clue into brain disorders


March 15th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have identified a protein crucial for maintaining the health and function of nerve fibres in brain that controls transmission of messages within ... Read more...

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Novel gene therapy shows promise against Alzheimer’s


March 5th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have reported that gene therapy that boosts the ability of brain cells to gobble up toxic proteins prevents development of Alzheimer's disease ... Read more...

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How well our brain functions is based on our family’s genes


March 4th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 04 (ANI): A new study, led by University of Melbourne, has shown that how well our brain functions is largely based on our family's genetic makeup.The study provides the first ... Read more...

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Transcranial magnetic brain stimulation key to treating brain disorders


January 29th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has found that the activity of certain brain nerve cells can be deliberately influenced by using magnetic stimulation.The study could mean use of cerebral stimulation ... Read more...

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Set of proteins linked to over 130 brain diseases discovered


December 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Edinburgh University have studied human brain samples to isolate a set of proteins that account for over 130 brain diseases.The ... Read more...

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How brain is wired for attention


November 2nd, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists have created a wiring diagram that shows how the brain pays attention to visual, cognitive, sensory, and motor cues.The study, conducted by researchers at University of Utah, ... Read more...

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Clues to brain disorders in your nose


October 29th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 29 (IANS) Olfactory stem cells, obtained from a patient's nose, can provide vital clues about brain disorders like schizophrenia.A Griffith University research team developed this technique to examine brain diseases ... Read more...

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Oz scientists open new window on brain by investigating nose stem cells


October 27th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): Australian scientists have found that stem cells picked from deep within the nose are similar to the ones found in the brain.Research team of the Griffith University ... Read more...

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Clues on inflammation in central nervous system uncovered


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): Scientists have found a type of cell that may limit inflammation in the central nervous system (CNS)-and could help in the treatment of brain disorders such as multiple ... Read more...

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ADHD is a genetic disorder, finds study


September 30th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): A new study has discovered that attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a genetic condition and not the outcome of poor parenting or bad diet.Scientists at Cardiff University found ... Read more...

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New gene for memory identified in fruit fly could provide Alzheimer’s clues


September 9th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time identified a new gene that is required for memory formation in Drosophila, the common fruit fly.The gene may have similar functions ... Read more...

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Now, ‘brain atlas’ to understand disorders of the mind


September 8th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): A researcher at Tel Aviv University is building on a previously developed tool to understand how different parts of the human brain "connect" - and use the information ... Read more...

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Babies with low Vitamin D face double risk of schizophrenia


September 8th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 8 (IANS) Newborn babies with low levels of Vitamin D face double the risk of schizophrenia later in life. A study conducted by the Queensland University Brain Institute confirmed ... Read more...

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Soon, a silicon ‘neurochip’ to hear what human brain cells are saying


August 10th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, August 10 (ANI): Calgary scientists will create a 'neurochip', which will monitor the dialogue between brain cell and silicon chip.Researchers at the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute are to ... Read more...

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Diabetes linked to schizophrenia


June 9th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Glitches in insulin function-characteristic in diabetes and obesity - could directly contribute to psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, according to researchers.Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have discovered a molecular ... Read more...

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Pregnant women should eat two portions of fish a week


May 31st, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) Expectant mothers should eat two portions of fish a week to reduce the risk of their children developing brain disorders, say experts. Recent research has shown that omega-3 fatty ... Read more...

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Scientists convert skin cells into nerve cells


January 28th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): In a novel study, scientists from Stanford University have successfully transformed skin cells into nerve cells - an advancement that could pave way for new treatments for dementia.They ... Read more...

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1-min test ‘diagnoses stress disorder’


January 24th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 24 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a one-minute test that helps diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder accurately.Apostolos Georgopoulos, at the University of Minnesota in the US, and colleagues developed the ... Read more...

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Scientists engineer bacteria to glow in sync


January 21st, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): American scientists have developed bacteria that glow in synchronised bursts - a breakthrough that establishes that the cellular activity can be controlled artificially and can help in designing ... Read more...

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Scientists zap unruly brain cells with yellow, blue light


January 7th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) Opening up new ways of understanding brain disorders, neuroscientists have developed a new class of tools to zap unruly brain activity with blue or yellow light. These tools, ... Read more...

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Yellow and blue lights may harbour chronic brain disorder cure


January 7th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): A powerful new class of tools, developed by neuroscientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, could reversibly shut down brain activity by using different colours of light.When targeted ... Read more...

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Scientists figure out how brain encodes memories


December 25th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) Scientists have figured out how brain encodes memories and this could help develop new drugs for brain disorders. The University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) team is the first ... Read more...

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Green tea chemical combined with another may help treat brain disorders


December 4th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): A new therapy combining a chemical commonly found in green tea with another has been found effective in preventing and destroying amyloids, involved in fatal brain disorders such ... Read more...

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Strep throat doesn’t cause obsessive-compulsive disorder


October 1st, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Researchers claim that streptococcal infection, also called strep throat, doesn't cause or trigger Tourette syndrome or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).OCD is an anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted thoughts or ... Read more...

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Scary music sounds scarier when listeners shut eyes


September 16th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): Scary music sounds even scarier with the listener's eyes shut, say Tel Aviv University researchers in Israel.This finding attains significance as it suggests that music therapy may ... Read more...

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