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Tickling brain part boosts memory cells


September 21st, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 21 (IANS) Electrically tickling a specific brain part stimulates production of new cells that enhance memory and cognition, says a new Canadian research."DBS (deep brain stimulation) has been ... Read more...

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New study offers hope to those with Alzheimer’s, ALS


March 8th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A team of researchers has suggested that transplanting stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood cells and menstrual blood cells may offer future therapeutic benefit for those suffering ... Read more...

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How the brain learns from mistakes


February 9th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): University of Basel scientists have identified a protein that plays a major role in forming the right kind of connections in the rapidly growing brain of newborn mammals.The ... Read more...

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Human placenta stem cells show therapeutic potential in stroke models


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): In a new study from the University of South Florida, researchers found that human placenta-derived stem cells showed chances of recovery in the laboratory mice with modelled stroke.These ... Read more...

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New finding shows promise in the fight against Alzheimer’s


January 27th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new target for the prevention of adverse immune responses, which have been identified as factors in the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD).The discovery was ... Read more...

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Human umbilical cord blood cells boost survival, maturation of key brain cells


December 15th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Human umbilical cord blood cells (HUCBs) provide a 'trophic effect' (nutritional effect) that enhances survival and maturation of hippocampal neurons harvested from both young and old laboratory animals, ... Read more...

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Boffins find protein that lets brain repair damage from multiple sclerosis


June 8th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a protein - which helps build the brain in infants and children - may aid ... Read more...

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Early umbilical cord clamping may interrupt ‘nature’s first stem cell transplant’


May 25th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): The practice of clamping the umbilical cord just after birth should be delayed just a few minutes longer, urge researchers at the University of South Florida's Center of ... Read more...

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Opioid-induced hibernation found to protect rats against stroke


June 17th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Inducing hibernation among rats using an opioid drug has been found to reduce the damage caused by an artificial stroke in the animals, say US researchers.Writing about ... Read more...

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Fish diet boosts intelligence scores: Swedish study


March 23rd, 2009 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Stockholm, March 23 (DPA) A regular intake of fish appears to boost intelligence scores in teenagers, according to a new Swedish study. The research suggested that 15-year-old males, who ate fish at least ... Read more...

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ADHD drug may help individuals with aphasia regain language abilities


February 18th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A medication commonly prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can also treat aphasia a condition where a person loses his ability to recall and produce common ... Read more...

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Hope for cure of early stage multiple sclerosis


October 23rd, 2008 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 23 (IANS) Human trials of a new medicine have been found to control multiple sclerosis (MS) and even reverse the damage caused by the disease, a study has revealed for ... Read more...

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New methods identify, manipulate ”newborn” cells in Parkinsons patients


September 4th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Centres Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Lund University in Sweden have developed new methods that may help in identifying and manipulating ''newborn'' cells ... Read more...

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Umbilical cord blood cell transplants may harbour Lou Gehrig’s cure


June 25th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Researchers from University of South Florida have revealed that umbilical cord blood cells transplants may offer a treatment for patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known ... Read more...

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New drug candidate could protect against Alzheimer’s disease


May 30th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 30 (ANI): A new drug candidate, called AL-108, has now been discovered to effectively treat Alzheimers disease, as well as other cognitive diseases like schizophrenia and Parkinsons, by limiting ... Read more...

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Human umbilical cord blood injection helps rejuvenate an aging brain


March 11th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): A new study conducted at the University of South Florida (USF) has found that the injection of human umbilical cord cells helps an aging brain.The study, led by ... Read more...

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