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Stress, depression can shrink brain


August 13th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Don't take stress or depression lightly, they can actually shrink the brain and contribute to both emotional and mental degradation, according to a US study.Now researchers ... Read more...

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Fasting develops smarter brain, shapelier you


February 20th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) If you want a smarter brain and a shapelier profile, fasting on alternate days might not be such a bad idea after all.Fasting has been seen ... Read more...

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Lack of sleep during adolescence skews brain wiring


October 10th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) Lack of sleep during adolescence could skew the brain's wiring and makes it malfunction, neuroscientists say.Researchers have found that short-term sleep restriction in adolescent mice prevented ... Read more...

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The mere sight, smell of food hikes dopamine levels in binge eaters


March 1st, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new brain imaging study has revealed that just the mere sight or smell of food elevates dopamine - a brain chemical linked to reward and motivation - ... Read more...

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How lead exposure damages the brain


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have established how exposure to lead during early brain development in children can damage it.They found that exposure to lead during the ... Read more...

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Get smart about what you eat to boost your intelligence


July 3rd, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Want to improve your intelligence? Well, then all you need to do is get smart about what you eat, suggests a new study in mice.According to the ... Read more...

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Why practice makes perfect revealed


January 4th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Now the famous saying practice makes perfect has received some scientific backing, for neuroscientists from Carnegie Mellon University and the Max Planck Institute have identified the novel mechanism ... Read more...

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