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Einstein brain on display in US museum


November 24th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 24 (IANS/ RIA Novosti) Several dozen slivers of the brain of Albert Einstein have been put on display in a US museum, the CBS News reported.Visitors to Philadelphia's Muetter ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

This substance tricks brain to ease Parkinson’s


April 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) A painstaking search through nearly 390,000 chemical compounds has isolated a substance that can sneak through the brain's protective barrier and trick it into easing Parkinson's ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How the brain may fail to tell the body ‘it is full’ after a meal


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how the brain sometimes may fail to tell the body that 'it is full' after a hearty meal.Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists get closer to understanding how brain’s ‘hearing center’ works


October 19th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Scientists have taken a step closer in unravelling the mystery-how our aural world is based on the frequencies of sounds.A team of scientists led by Anthony Zador of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mechanism behind addictions and some forms of obesity discovered


October 5th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A researcher at the University of Alberta have uncovered a mechanism underlying some forms of obesity and addictions, which could lead to a treatment for both diseases.As narcotics ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists store information in isolated brain tissue


December 28th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have, for the first time, created stimulus-specific sustained activity patterns in brain circuits maintained in vitro.Neuroscientists often classify human ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New approach to treat Alzheimer’s disease


October 7th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Centre have come up with a new approach to treat Alzheimer's disease.They suggest that the action of a small protein that is a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Functional link between reward and stress offers new targets for treating addiction


December 17th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): An American study has uncovered a functional link between reward and stress, which points to new targets for treating alcohol and drug addiction. Researchers at the Vanderbilt ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New brain cells linked to cannabinoid signalling machinery


March 27th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have found that its not only neurons in the brain that are sensitive to cannabinoidsthe active chemicals in marijuana, but also cells ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Study raises caution on new painkillers


March 16th, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 16 (IANS) A new class of painkillers may interfere with brain functions such as learning and memory, a new study that advices caution suggests. These painkillers block a receptor ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hormone governing sleep, hunger and metabolism linked to cancer growth


November 16th, 2007 - 12:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that a hormone which controls sleep and hunger, also activates a protein, HIF-1, long known to stimulate cancerous tumour growth.Dr. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Herpes simplex virus linked to Alzheimer’s disease


November 14th, 2007 - 8:15 am ICT by admin
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Posted in Health |

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