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Attention key to recovery in stroke, feel researchers


May 22nd, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 22 (IANS) Attention may have an important bearing on the successful recovery after a stroke, reseachers believe. People with a curious condition that causes them to apply make-up ... Read more...

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Ritalin boon for people who commit mistakes


February 28th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 28 (IANS) Psychostimulant drug Ritalin could be a boon for people who commit mistakes habitually, even without being aware of them, says an Australian study.A single dose of ... Read more...

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Genes only partially affect intelligence levels


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 23 (IANS) Genetic factors only partially affect our lifelong intelligence levels, while environmental causes seem to exert the largest influence.In a number of studies since early 2000, researchers ... Read more...

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‘New vision’ tweaks drones’ ability to fly precisely


December 13th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) A new visual system will tweak pilotless aircraft's ability to navigate even more accurately by imitating how insects do it."UAVs (pilotless aircraft) are used in crop ... Read more...

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Fathering at 50? Your kids may be autists


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Children fathered by men aged 50 years or above face a higher risk of autism or schizophrenia due to a repetition or deletion of their genes, ... Read more...

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Stress drives appetite and obesity


August 14th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 14 (IANS) Scientists have figured out why stress triggers appetite, which could be instrumental in causing obesity. Normally, the brain produces neurotransmitters (chemicals facilitating intercellular communication) called endocannabinoids ... Read more...

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Why we don’t see what’s right in front of our eyes


April 18th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) It has happened to most of us - sometimes we are so engrossed in talking on the phone while driving that we fail to see the ... Read more...

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An insight into regenerating damaged brain cells


March 31st, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) A study of nerve injury in roundworms shows how they can regenerate damaged tissues, potentially opening the way to repairing the human nervous system."Though damaged nerves ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis identified


January 12th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Canadian scientists have identified a potential therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis (MS).Multiple sclerosis is a disease caused by damage to myelin - the protective covering wrapped around the ... 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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How our brains ‘light up’ when we navigate


September 30th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 30 (ANI): A new Australian research has found that specialised neurons in the brain 'fire' corresponding to the direction that a person is moving.Dr Oliver Baumann of the Queensland Brain ... Read more...

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Babies with low vitamin D levels twice as likely to develop schizophrenia


September 8th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 08 (ANI): A new research has found that babies born with low vitamin D levels are twice as likely to develop schizophrenia later in life.But the researchers from the Queensland ... 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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New method to help nerves grow after trauma or injury found


July 13th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new method to enhance nerve regeneration in the peripheral nervous system.The find could lead to new treatments for nerve damage caused by diabetes or ... Read more...

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Power of touch helps paternal mice to bond with offspring


May 11th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): Scientists have shown that paternal mice bond with their offspring through the power of touch.In the study, it was shown that paternal mice that physically interact with their ... Read more...

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Unconscious learning uses old parts of the brain


April 7th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 7 (IANS) Non-conscious learning systems use areas of the brain that are simpler and evolutionarily older, says new research. The study involved an investigation into the limbic striatum, one of ... Read more...

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How the brain stores memories for specific fears


April 3rd, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Neuroscientists are clueing into how the brain is capable of holding and retrieving memories for specific fears, revealing a more sophisticated storage and recall capacity than previously thought. ... Read more...

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Long-time cannabis use linked to psychosis


March 2nd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Youngsters who use cannabis or marijuana for a longer period of time are more likely to have hallucinations or delusions or to meet criteria for psychosis, says a ... Read more...

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Teens smoking marijuana at increased schizophrenia risk


February 28th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 28 (ANI): Teens who smoke marijuana are at a greater risk of developing schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms in the future, a new study has found.After observing more than 3800 youngsters, ... Read more...

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Twin cells impart colour to fish vision


February 12th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 12 (IANS) Most people wouldn't give a second thought to the inner workings of the fish eye. But research by University of Queensland (UQ) scientists is unlocking the secrets hidden ... Read more...

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Brain selective about retaining key smells out of thousands


February 8th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) Every single moment the brain is forced to process thousands of separate odours from the world around us. Through a new study of honeybees, scientists have discovered the ... Read more...

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How do bees land on the spot? Indian-origin scientist finds out


January 4th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 4 (IANS) A study led by a scientist of Indian-origin has decoded the tricky art of landing by honey bees, a finding that can have huge implications in making better ... Read more...

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How bees always manage to land safely


December 23rd, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Ever wondered how bees always manage to land on a picnic table, underneath a flower petal, or on a wall of a hive, without crashing or tumbling? Well, ... Read more...

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Brain control ‘memory’ via a region that grabs images


April 3rd, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): A special region of the brain's visual cortex, which is in charge of distinguishing between background and foreground images, called V2, is what makes brain cells remember things, ... Read more...

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Kids with older fathers are less intelligent


March 8th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): Are you delaying fatherhood? Well, then you should reconsider your family plan, for a new study has found that kids with older dads perform badly in intelligence ... Read more...

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How we respond to stress at cellular level in the brain


March 3rd, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Conducting experiments on mice, scientists in Canada have identified a novel mechanism whereby the brain responds to stress. University of Calgary scientist Dr. Jaideep Bains, along with ... Read more...

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Worm gene may help restore damaged nerves


January 23rd, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Researchers at University of Utah have identified a worm gene that can be over-activated to speed damaged nerve cell regeneration.The researchers said that their discovery is a ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover details of early development of hippocampus


November 23rd, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Neuroscientists at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) have made a major breakthrough in brain research by uncovering a mechanism vital to the development of the hippocampusthe most ... Read more...

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Link between seeing and processing visual information uncovered


November 13th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 13 (IANS) Researchers have isolated an important new link between how we see and the way our mind processes that visual stimulation. Queensland (University) Brain Institute (QBI) scientists Jason Mattingley, ... Read more...

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How we remember traumatic events


October 29th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Emotional memories of a traumatic experience in life often persist in our minds. Now, researchers from The University of Queensland shed light on how we remember traumatic ... Read more...

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Snail toxin could provide relief from pain


October 24th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 24 (IANS) The toxins with which cone snails immobilise their prey, could potentially offer better pain relief in the future, according to research. Neuroscientists at University of Queensland's Brain Institute ... Read more...

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Adrenaline helps brain store traumatic memories


October 24th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 24 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a cellular mechanism behind traumatic memories, activated by a stress hormone, which may be linked with our long-term survival.University of Queensland Brain Institute's (QBI) Louise ... Read more...

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Continuous brain cell generation key to learning and memory


September 1st, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 1 (ANI): Experiments on mice conducted at Kyoto University in Japan have shown that new cells that some parts of the brain keep generating are key to learning and ... Read more...

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Cell linked to learning and memory discovered


May 15th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Neuroscientists at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), The University of Queensland have discovered a key component of the process that regulates memory formation.The research was led ... Read more...

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