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Scientists design first ever brain atlas


September 20th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Scientists have designed a comprehensive and interactive brain atlas, accessible on the internet to advance neurological research.The Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, US, created the ... Read more...

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Party drug damaging to memory?


September 20th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) A euphoric high delivered by party drug mephedrone not only makes it extremely addictive but also prompts users to quaff massive doses to maintain the kick, ... Read more...

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Study reveals that ‘Modern Men Prefer Brains to Looks’


September 10th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It has been shown that most of the so called modern men prefer the idea of brains over beauty, when it comes to choosing a female ... Read more...

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Quack scoops out infant’s brain during surgery in UP


September 6th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 6 (IANS) In a horrifying incident, a quack who operated on an infant at a clinic in Moradabad, 335 km from the Uttar Pradesh capital, allegedly scooped out ... Read more...

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Cannabis smoking permanently lowers IQ


August 29th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, August 29 (NEWS) The cannabis sativa smokers are now cautioned the smoking lowers the level of one’s IQ. Cannabis is commonly illegal in many countries and any one who is usually ... Read more...

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Boxer Klitschko plays chess against Kramnik


August 24th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Boxing champion Vitali Klitschko has proved he has brains as well as brawn after playing to a draw against former World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik, ... Read more...

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Harmless bug makes you suicidal


August 19th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) A seemingly harmless bug may be priming suicide bids by causing subtle changes in the brain.New research adds to the growing work linking an infection caused ... Read more...

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Brand wants to have sex with Olympians


August 9th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 9 (IANS) British Comedian Russell Brand says he wants to head back to England after hearing many of the London 2012 Olympians are getting close with each ... Read more...

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Hyenas innovative in problem solving


August 9th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Problem solving requires trying many different solutions. That's true for humans and now researchers show that it's true for hyenas, too.The study presented steel puzzle boxes ... Read more...

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Brain activity predicts heavy drinking by teenagers


August 8th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Specific patterns of brain activity can tell which teenagers are at risk of becoming problem drinkers later on.Using special MRI scans, researchers looked at 40 teenagers ... Read more...

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Schizophrenic brain tries to heal itself


August 6th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 6 (IANS) Brains of people who suffer from schizophrenia may attempt to repair damage caused by the disease, suggesting an adult brain's capacity to change and grow.Professor Cyndi ... Read more...

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Playing dumb fun for Shivshakti Sachdev (With Image)


August 6th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Television actress Shivshakti Sachdev plays a beauty without brains in Disney channel's show "The Suite Life of Karan and Kabir" and says she enjoys the role ... Read more...

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Brain sees men and women differently: Study


July 26th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Our brains process images differently depending on which gender we are looking at - regardless of whether we are men or women, a study has found.The ... Read more...

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Why men don’t want to chat after sex?


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Men really do need to sleep after sex because the male brain is designed to switch off at that point, scientists claim.They scanned men's brains before ... Read more...

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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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Women really have better IQ than men


July 15th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) Men may now need to think twice before questioning a woman's intelligence at home or in the office. Psychologists have found female IQ scores have risen ... Read more...

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Brain scans to detect Alzheimer’s decades ahead


July 12th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Experts hope to develop brain scans to detect early symptoms of dementia that may surface 25 years before patients and their families notice any outward development.Scientists ... Read more...

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‘Older bees provide clues to fighting dementia’


July 5th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Surprisingly, older honey bees can reverse brain aging or dementia when they take on nest responsibilities handled by much younger bees, according to scientists from a ... Read more...

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‘Introspection nurtures self-development’


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) Given today's fast-paced life, moments for reflection are hard to come by. But introspection nurtures well-being and self-development, new research says. Psychological scientist Mary Helen Immordino ... Read more...

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In Myanmar, the pygmies that time forgot


June 13th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 13 (IANS) A group of pygmies, forgotten by time, lived among treacherous mountains in the region bordering Myanmar and Tibet till they were 'found' and written on by ... Read more...

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‘Stress may retard brain development in children’


June 7th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Stress may retard brain development in children, altering the growth of a specific part and the abilities tied to it, researchers say. "There has been a ... Read more...

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500 body parts kept by British cops even after probe


May 21st, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) Police departments in Britain retained at least 492 human body parts, including brains, hearts and limbs, even after investigations were over, without telling the families of ... Read more...

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‘People see bold pictures of women as objects’


May 16th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 16 (IANS) Perfume ads, beer billboards, movie posters: everywhere you look, women's sexualised bodies are on display, which men and women see as objects, says a new study. ... Read more...

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Chicks can be ‘woken’ up inside eggs


May 4th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Chicken embryos can be "woken up" in the egg long before hatching by rousing them with the sound of clucking hens, a study has found.Other noises ... Read more...

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Neil moves into different genre with ‘3G’


May 2nd, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, who plays the lead opposite actress Sonal Chauhan in Bejoy Nambiar's "3G", says the film has allowed him to penetrate a different ... Read more...

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Brain networks explain why some teenagers smoke


April 30th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Scientists have been intrigued by why some teenagers start smoking or experimenting with drugs while others do not.In the largest imaging study of its kind, involving ... Read more...

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Radford hopes West Indies tail can follow Aussie lead


April 25th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Roseau (Dominica), April 25 (IANS/CMC) West Indies assistant coach Toby Radford says his side is hoping it can replicate Australia's lower order effort, as it looks to rebound Wednesday ... Read more...

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Scientists find why we just can’t say no


April 25th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) US Scientists claim to have made a major breakthrough in understanding the brain's reward centre which could explain why many people find it literally impossible to ... Read more...

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Bilingual kids faster at switching tasks


April 4th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 4 (IANS) Bilingual children are faster at switching tasks than children who speak only one language, a study says.However, the study also found that bilinguals are slower ... Read more...

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Dieting pregnant women likely to have obese children


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Women who become pregnant while dieting are more likely to have a child that could be obese or diabetic in later life, a British study suggests.Researchers ... Read more...

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Placebo can trick brain into taking it for real


March 27th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) A placebo, resembling an actual anti-depressant, can "trick" the brain into responding in the same manner as its real counterpart. A new study by the University ... Read more...

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Taking easy way out an invitation to blues


March 16th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Faced with complex decisions, we tend to take an easy way out to avoid misfortunes, missing out on rewards that can bring on depression. The ... Read more...

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Khan academy releases their iPad app


March 12th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The YouTube lecture series Khan Academy is all set to revolutionize the educational world with their new iPad app. The basic idea of the brains behind ... Read more...

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Many Britons think Mount Everest is in Britain!


March 12th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) A study in Britain has found that a lot of people here are completely ignorant about some of the basic facts related to their country such ... Read more...

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Delating a gene works up smarter brain


March 11th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) A genetic deletion helps work up a smarter brain by not only growing more brain cells during ageing but also making anti-depressants more effective in ... Read more...

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