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Fat can affect brain’s perception of flavour: Study


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Fat can reduce activity in several brain areas responsible for processing taste, aroma and reward, says the first ever study on the subject.The research, carried out ... Read more...

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Staying active key to youthful brain: Study


April 29th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 29 (IANS) Aging may be inevitable, but staying physically and mentally active is the key to maintaining a youthful brain, says a new study."Although some memory functions do ... Read more...

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Expert chess players use twice the brain: Study


January 12th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study has revealed that expert chess players engage both sides of their brains when plotting their next move.To evaluate the brain activity in players of differing ... Read more...

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Our political outlook is hardwired into our brain: Study


December 29th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): A study from University College London has revealed that our political leanings are hardwired into our brain.The team scanned the brains of 90 students and found that those ... Read more...

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Diabetes can impact cholesterol synthesis in the brain: Study


December 1st, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study from the Joslin Diabetes Center suggests that diabetes can affect how much cholesterol the brain can make.The brain contains more cholesterol than any other organ ... Read more...

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Neurological protein may hold the key to novel depression treatments


November 30th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Scientists have developed a protein peptide that may be a novel type of highly targeted treatment for depression with a low side-effect profile.Neuroscientists at the Centre for ... Read more...

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Why is it so hard to unwind on holiday?


September 22nd, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): You might have taken that much-needed fortnight holiday from work, but despite those beautiful beaches or the stunning slopes, its not possible for you to wind down while ... Read more...

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New brain study may help predict anxiety, depression in young


August 12th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): A new study has pinpointed the brain regions that are relevant to developing childhood anxiety.The findings may lead to new strategies for early detection and treatment of ... Read more...

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Winning on home turf makes one crave for future fights


July 6th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): Winning a fight on home turf instils desire for more fights in the future, revealed a brain study on mice.The researchers found that winning a fight causes brain ... Read more...

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Brain study sheds light on ‘eureka’ moment


May 13th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): A new study supports the idea of "a-ha" moments in the brain that are associated with sudden insight.Published in the Cell Press in the May 13 issue of ... Read more...

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Genes that affect aggression in fruit flies identified


June 11th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified a set of genes that affect aggression in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.By studying male flies from a large panel of lines, which each carry ... Read more...

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Brain-scan study links mental math to eye motions


May 9th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): A brain-scan study conducted by French scientists has linked mental math to eye motions.The researchers used a computer program to record brain activity when participants were ... Read more...

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Brain study reveals how exercise may help one quit smoking


February 11th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 11 (IANS) Physical exercise triggers brain activity that may help reduce craving for cigarettes. For the first time, researchers used functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to investigate how the brain ... Read more...

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Scientists identify hub of fear memory in brain cells


September 29th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 29 (ANI): Experiments on mice conducted by Emory University researchers have revealed that a protein required for the earliest steps in embryonic development, beta-catenin, also plays a key role ... Read more...

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A nervous disposition may be something people are born with


July 15th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Trying to calm a person with a nervous disposition may be a waste of time, for a new research has found that some people are born with ... Read more...

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A noisy brain is a healthy brain: Study


July 4th, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): Canadian scientists have shown that random brain activity that is not important to mental function, often considered to be noise, is actually indicative of a healthy brain. ... Read more...

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Homosexuality lies in the brain: Study


June 15th, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): Brains of homosexuals are structurally and functionally different from those of straight people, according to a collaborative study on human sexuality.During the study, scientists found that lesbians ... Read more...

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Brain study may pave way for better epilepsy treatments


April 15th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered in a study on mice how a neurotransmitter that the body releases during epilepsy seizures, known as glutamate, leads to an increased production of ... Read more...

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Belief, disbelief and uncertainty activate different parts of brain: Study


December 10th, 2007 - 4:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A new study has found that belief, disbelief and uncertainty activate distinct regions of the brain.It was also found that belief/disbelief affected areas are associated with the pleasantness/unpleasantness ... Read more...

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PET scan can help distinguish Alzheimer’s from other dementia


November 14th, 2007 - 8:18 am ICT by admin
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