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Saffron may help protect brain cells from lasting damage


November 7th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) A key ingredient in the Indian spice saffron may potentially protect brain cells from diseases involving neuro-inflammation, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Inflammation is a protective ... Read more...

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Brain cells wired to react to animals


September 11th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Why do some people pat every furry animal on the street, while others shrink in fright at the sight of a shark or a snake even ... Read more...

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Scientists identify key long-term memory change in fruit flies


April 14th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): Scientists have identified a change in chemical influx into a specific set of neurons in the common fruit fly that is fundamental to long-term memory."In studying fruit ... Read more...

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Exposure to vehicle pollution causes brain damage in mice


April 8th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A study has found that mice, which are exposed to short-term vehicle pollution, show significant brain damage, including signs associated with memory loss and Alzheimer's disease.According to the ... Read more...

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How diets high in fish oil fight Alzheimer’s


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have found how diets high in Omega 3 oils and low in cholesterol fight Alzheimer's.Daniel Michaelson of Tel Aviv University's Department of Neurobiology at the George S. ... Read more...

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What causes brain cell death in Parkinson’s patients


January 8th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 08 (ANI): Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center have discovered a process that may begin to explain why the vast majority of Parkinson's patients develop the progressive ... Read more...

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Gene that protects against dementia in high-risk individuals found


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have found a gene that protects against dementia in high-risk individuals.It was assumed that a mutation in the progranulin gene, which makes the progranulin protein and supports ... Read more...

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New insight into the cause of common dementia


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a clue as to how some people develop a form of dementia that affects the brain areas associated with personality, behavior, and language.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Premature death of brain neurons ‘may trigger Parkinson’s’


November 11th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that dopamine-releasing neurons in a region of the brain called the substantia nigra lead a lifestyle that requires lots of energy, creating stress ... Read more...

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Indian-led team transforms human skin into blood cells


November 8th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 8 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in medical sciences, an Indo-Canadian researcher and his team have successfully transformed human skin into various blood cells.The breakthrough is likely to ... Read more...

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Brain neurons ‘trigger chain reaction like a cascade of falling dominos’


October 26th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): Scientists at MIT have identified a "chain reaction" of brain activity that appears to control the timing of a bird song, saying that neurons in brain fire a ... Read more...

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Depression linked to chronic brain inflammation


October 21st, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Researchers from University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have said that chronic depression originates from more ancient mechanisms used by the body to deal with physical ... Read more...

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Why two people have different weights despite same diet


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): Ever wondered why two people could eat the same high fat diet, but one becomes obese and prone to diabetes while the other maintains a slim frame? Well, ... Read more...

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How neuroglobin protects against Alzheimer’s


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 3 (ANI): Researchers from the University of California, Davis, and the University of Auckland have found that neuroglobin may protect against Alzheimer's disease by preventing brain neurons from dying in ... Read more...

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Successful dieting may be all in the mind


July 7th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A protein found in cells throughout the body must exist in a specific set of brain neurons to prevent weight gain after chronic feeding on high-calorie meals, revealed ... Read more...

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New magnesium supplement staves off memory loss


February 23rd, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Magnesium, a key nutrient for a good memory, may be even more critical than previously thought for the development of neurons (nerve cell) of children and healthy brain ... Read more...

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Healthy prion proteins protect nerve cells


January 25th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): A new study suggests that prion proteins that can cause Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) play an important role in the nervous system.According to an international team of neuroscientists, these ... Read more...

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Protein linked to Alzheimer’s plays critical role in brain development


October 19th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): The amyloid precursor protein, or APP, associated with the development of Alzheimer's disease, has also been found to play a critical role in brain development, say researchers.The study ... Read more...

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Trials to test gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease underway


October 7th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Scientists at Michigan hospital have launched a trial to test gene transfer therapy that would help restore better mobility in Parkinson's patients who have lost responsiveness to drug ... Read more...

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Novel marker for Alzheimer’s disease discovered


September 15th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): A previously unknown substance in spinal fluid- a beta-amyloid protein called Abeta16-could be used as a marker to diagnose Alzheimer's disease, say Gothenburg researchers.The findings, described in a ... Read more...

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How traffic jam in brain leads to schizophrenia


August 11th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have found that low levels of protein required for maintaining constant contact between brain neurons might cause schizophrenia.Schizophrenia is a ... Read more...

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Adult human testes cells can become embryonic stem-like


March 24th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have shown that adult human testes cells can be turned into embryonic stem-like cells. The researchers used a simple method to extract ... Read more...

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Dietary cocktail therapy may keep Alzheimer’’s at bay


July 9th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have shown that a dietary cocktail that includes a type of omega-3 fatty acid can improve memory and learning ... Read more...

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Cancer gene helps in early brain development: Study


November 14th, 2007 - 10:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A study has found that a gene linked to paediatric brain tumours is an essential driver of early brain development. The study, led by Balazs Hegedus, Ph.D., a postdoctoral ... Read more...

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Scientists create cloned embryos from adult monkeys


November 14th, 2007 - 10:31 am ICT by admin
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