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Books are tonic for the brain


August 26th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Reading is not just another leisurely activity or a way of brushing up your literacy skills and factual knowledge - it acts as a tonic ... Read more...

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Blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease in offing


August 10th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) A blood test is in the offing to detect Alzheimer's disease, researchers at Emory University say."Reliability and failure to replicate initial results have been the biggest challenge ... Read more...

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Brain imaging tells how smart you are


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) What factors distinguish the brains of exceptionally smart humans from those of their average counterparts? Brain size does matter somewhat, accounting for about 6.7 percent ... Read more...

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Oxytocin activates brain function in autistic kids


May 20th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Oxytocin, often referred to as a love hormone, boosts activity in brain areas of autistic children involving sight, hearing and understanding other people. These are the ... Read more...

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Depression shows altered brain activity


April 4th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 4 (IANS) People in the throes of depression tend to repeatedly dwell on negative thoughts or memories, showing different patterns of brain activity as compared to healthy individuals.Some ... Read more...

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Brain imaging shows caregiving impulse


March 18th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Adults who care for babies show up as distinct patterns in their brains while viewing the image of a baby's face, according to new research. ... Read more...

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Sticking to values activates ‘ethics’ part of brain


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Sticking to values even in the face of temptations, including money, activates an area of the brain tied with rules-based, ethical thought processes. Simply told, decision-making ... Read more...

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Brain’s response to stress can predict dementia


November 10th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 10 (IANS) A memory stress test could make it easier to predict who has greater chances of developing dementia.Researchers from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR), with ... Read more...

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Interactive sessions improve kids’ verbal intelligence


October 5th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 5 (IANS) Pre-schoolers improve their verbal intelligence only after three weeks of classroom instruction, based on interactive and music-based cognitive training cartoons, new research says.The cognitive (brain related) ... Read more...

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Exercise reduces dementia risk


September 8th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) Any muscle flexing that gets the heart pumping is likely to cut dementia risk and slow down its progression, says a new research.Dementia is the slow ... Read more...

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Gene study offers clues on memory puzzle


July 10th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have shed light on why it is easier to learn about things related to what we already know than it is to learn about unfamiliar ... Read more...

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Clot busting drug could improve stroke treatment


May 29th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) A new clot busting drug seems to improve the prospect of recovery for stroke victims.The new treatment combines minimally invasive surgery, a brain imaging technique and ... Read more...

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Why anorexics don’t like eating


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The reason anorexic young women don't like to eat may finally be out. Instead of igniting pleasure, food affects the part of the brain that triggers ... Read more...

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Brain imaging demonstrates that former smokers have greater willpower


April 27th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A study has found that former smokers have greater willpower than current smokers and non-smokers.The study by researchers from Trinity College and the Research Institute for a Tobacco ... Read more...

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Autistic brains ‘focus more on visual skills’


April 5th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): People with autism concentrate more brain resources in the areas associated with visual detection and identification, and conversely, have less activity in the areas used to plan and ... Read more...

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Obama’s long-lost Irish relatives ‘not pleased at hearing ancestry’


March 18th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18 (ANI): A family history website has said that US President Barack Obama has 28 living relatives, including a Vietnam veteran and school nurse, descended from an Irishman who ... Read more...

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Women ‘feel pain more than men’


March 16th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): Women have more intense responses to pain than men, say scientists.A study using MRI brain scanners found women process pain in the brain differently to men.Doctors were investigating ... Read more...

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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...

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Placebos can work both ways


February 28th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) Poor expectations of treatment can override all the effect of a potent pain-relieving drug, a brain imaging study has shown.Conversely, positive expectations of treatment doubles the natural physiological ... Read more...

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Cell phone use does affect brain but health consequences unknown


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has found that increasing use of cell phones is linked to rise in brain glucose metabolism, a marker of brain activity, in the area closest ... 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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Romantic love really can last


January 9th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A new research has supported the idea that long-term love is possible.A new study, led by Bianca Acevedo and Arthur Aron of the Department of Psychology at Stony ... Read more...

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‘Faulty switch’ behind mind wandering identified in kids


January 6th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Brain scans of youngsters with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have shown for the first time why they have difficulty in concentrating.They suggest that such children require either ... Read more...

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Neuroimaging ‘predicts’ which dyslexics will learn to read


December 21st, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Stanford University researchers have used brain imaging to predict with 90 percent precision which teenagers with dyslexia would improve their reading skills over time.Their study, the first to ... Read more...

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Brain fully ‘matures’ in middle age: Study


December 16th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Contrary to previous beliefs, a new study has suggested that brain does not stop developing until late 40s.Earlier scientists used to believe that brain stop physically evolving in ... Read more...

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New brain imaging technique shows effects of Parkinson’s drug


December 1st, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Using a new brain imaging technique, neuroscientists could see an investigational drug for Parkinson's disease get into a patient's brain and affect blood flow in several key structures, ... Read more...

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Earliest brain changes linked to genetic risk of Alzheimer’s identified


December 1st, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the earliest brain changes associated with the genetic risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.A scientific report has found reduced activity of an energy-generating enzyme in deceased ... Read more...

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Potential new multiple sclerosis treatment


November 19th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Professor Linda Watkins of the University of Colorado at Boulder says that successfully treating and reversing the effects of multiple sclerosis (MS), may be possible one day using ... 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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Kids with autism have distinctive patterns of brain activity


November 16th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Researchers have identified a distinct pattern of brain activity that may characterize the genetic vulnerability to developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD).The new brain-imaging study by Yale School ... Read more...

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Brain bleeding ‘common among older individuals’


November 9th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Brain bleeding is a common occurrence among older individuals, according to a UC Irvine study."In this study, deep regions of the brain were closely examined under a microscope, ... Read more...

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Autism study reveals how genetic changes rewire the brain


November 4th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): Scientists have demystified how genetic variants rewire the brain and it could help in finding therapies for rebalancing the brain's circuitry in early development.Using a blend of brain ... Read more...

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Why some people excel at riding bikes or tying a tie


October 21st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A researcher has explained as to why some people may excel at riding a bike, tying a tie, or playing the piano, but the same people may find ... Read more...

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Brain imaging reveals how we learn from failure and success


October 14th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have used brain imaging to reveal how people and animals learn from failure and success.The team from Bristol University scanned the brains of ... Read more...

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Footballers continue playing despite undiagnosed brain changes


October 8th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Some high school football players suffer undiagnosed changes in brain function and continue playing even though they are impaired, revealed a study by researchers at Purdue University."Our key ... Read more...

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