brain metabolism

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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Lactate levels in brain help in monitoring aging process


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated that they may be able to monitor the aging process in the brain, by using MRI technique to measure the brain lactic acid levels.The findings ... Read more...

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The human brain is eco-friendly


October 15th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Our brains have the amazing ability to be energy efficient, say researchers.A study published in Science and reviewed by F1000 Biology members Venkatesh Murthy and Jakob Sorensen has ... Read more...

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Scientists shed light on why anorexic patients cling to their eating disorder


August 4th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): A new study conducted by scientists at Heidelberg University Hospital has for the first time discovered processes in brain metabolism that can explain why anorexic patients drastically reduce ... Read more...

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Angry people likely to be addicted to nicotine


April 24th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) People who tend to be angry are more susceptible to nicotine's effects, hence more likely to become addicted to cigarettes, according to the latest study. Jean Gehricke led ... Read more...

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How smoking relieves stress


April 24th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Smoking to relieve stress is nothing new. But a new study has shown just how nicotine calms people down.The study, conducted by a team of researchers at the ... Read more...

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Genetic variant linked to cocaine addiction identified


March 3rd, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): In a novel study, an international team of researchers has identified a genetic variant linked to cocaine addiction and cocaine-induced paranoia.They have discovered variant in gene called ... Read more...

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Individuals with maternal history of Alzheimer’’s more at risk


July 31st, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 31 (ANI): Individuals, who have a maternal history of Alzheimer''s disease, are predisposed to the neurodegenerative disease because their brains aren''t using glucose efficiently, says a new study.The ... Read more...

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Cocaine’s effects on brain metabolism may boost abuse


February 19th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study in mice conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has found that cocaine's effect is not just limited to the dopamine system, ... Read more...

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Heres why overweight people keep eating, despite a full stomach


January 10th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): A new brain-imaging study has found new clues to why some people overeat, despite a full stomach.While examining how the human brain responds to satiety messages delivered when ... Read more...

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Study finds maternal link to Alzheimer’s


November 14th, 2007 - 8:38 am ICT by admin
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