brain wiring

Alzheimer’s sabotages brain wiring?


September 19th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Alzheimer's could actually sabotage the working of several of the brain's networks, says a study.Beau Ances, assistant professor of neurology, Washington University School of Medicine in ... Read more...

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Brain wiring gave humans edge over chimps


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) It wasn't a bigger brain but a more sophisticated wiring that gave humans the edge to evolve beyond their closest cousins, the chimps, says a new ... Read more...

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Brain wiring makes women anorexic or obese


May 15th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Why does one person become anorexic and another obese? A study shows that reward circuits in the brain are sensitized in anorexic women and desensitized in ... Read more...

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Too much or too little iron bad for brain


January 15th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Iron plays a vital role in the development of the brain -- too little can result in cognitive problems, too much promotes degenerative diseases such as ... 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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Our brain keeps growing well into our 20s


September 23rd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 23 (IANS) Our brain continues to grow well into our 20s -- not just stopping at adolescence as once thought in medical science.New evidence to this effect has ... Read more...

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Stress drives appetite and obesity


August 14th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 14 (IANS) Scientists have figured out why stress triggers appetite, which could be instrumental in causing obesity. Normally, the brain produces neurotransmitters (chemicals facilitating intercellular communication) called endocannabinoids ... Read more...

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Brain wiring lets us differentiate our speech from that of others’


December 10th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): A new study has found that we have a network of volume settings that can selectively silence and amplify the sounds we make and hear.The study from the ... Read more...

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Now, ‘brain atlas’ to understand disorders of the mind


September 8th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): A researcher at Tel Aviv University is building on a previously developed tool to understand how different parts of the human brain "connect" - and use the information ... Read more...

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Childhood risk factors for substance dependence identified


October 22nd, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Scientists have identified childhood risk factors for the development of future substance use disorders (SUD).Dr. Shirley Hill and her colleagues recruited children with either high or low familial ... Read more...

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Psychopaths’ brains are differently wired


August 3rd, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 3 (ANI): The brain wiring of psychopaths is quite different from that of ordinary people, according to a study.The finding by British scientists could promise new approaches to diagnosing and ... Read more...

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Carbon nanotubes could be the new ‘’smart” brain material


December 22nd, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): Carbon nanotubes might turn out to be the ideal "smart" materials for the brain, according to scientists in Italy and Switzerland.Conducted in the Laboratory of Neural ... Read more...

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Brain wiring responsible for celebrity ” face blindness”


November 24th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): Cannot tell Brad Pitt from George Clooney on the same magazine page? Well, you may be suffering from a rare condition called "face blindness", which scientists claim ... Read more...

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Your brain ”wiring” is key to your innovativeness


November 24th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): If you are among those who try experimenting with new thingswhether its food, places or even your jobthen there are chances that your neural connection between ventral ... Read more...

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Faulty brain wiring may be responsible for social impairments in autism


June 13th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June13 (ANI): Researchers have found evidence that the brains of adults with autism are "wired" differently than that of those without the disorder, and thats what leads to the social ... Read more...

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Antidepressant may help treat lazy eye syndrome


April 19th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 19 (ANI): The popular antidepressant drug, Prozac, might soon have an unexpected new medical use as a treatment for lazy eye syndrome, according to a new study in rats ... Read more...

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Obesity may be wired into the brain


February 6th, 2008 - 11:12 am ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Obesity isnt just about unhealthy eating habits; it may also have genetic roots in the brain, according to a new study conducted on rats.Scientists at the University of ... Read more...

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Faulty brain wiring may reason behind paedophilia


November 29th, 2007 - 12:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): According to recent study by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), paedophilia might be the result of faulty connections in the brain.Pedophilia or paedophilia is the ... Read more...

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Master regulatory molecule for brain wiring identified


November 22nd, 2007 - 12:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): A master regulatory molecule, which is responsible for triggering the remodelling of neuronal connections that is critical for learning, has been identified by a research co-authored by an ... Read more...

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Harvard scientists create colourful ‘brainbow’ images of the nervous system


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