central nervous system

Breakthrough to help block morphine addiction


August 16th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, scientists have shown that it is possible to block addiction to morphine and heroin, while boosting relief from pain.A team from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Drug boosts body’s receptivity to Vitamin D


July 31st, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Patients taking interferon-beta, a drug for multiple sclerosis (MS), received almost three times as much vitamin D from sun exposure than those not taking the treatment, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Source of happiness may lie in your gut


June 13th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, June 13 (IANS) Brain levels of serotonin, the 'happiness hormone' linked to normal functioning of adult brain, are regulated by the amount of bugs in your gut during early ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Japan gas attack suspect held after 17 years


June 4th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 4 (IANS) A woman member of a Japanese doomsday cult responsible for a deadly nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995 has been arrested after 17 ... Read more...

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Pakistan must check drug trafficking: daily


May 17th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) The political dimensions of a drug scandal that might involve Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Musa are "overshadowing" the very serious issue of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Putin allows high-tech gun that hits nervous system


April 1st, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin has given the go-ahead to a gun that uses electromagnetic radiation to attack a victims' central nervous system, a British media report ... Read more...

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Turmeric compound shows promise in Parkinson’s


March 21st, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) Curcumin, a compound present in popular Indian spice turmeric, is showing promise in preventing the clumping of proteins that cause Parkinson's disease.A team led by Basir ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ritalin boon for people who commit mistakes


February 28th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 28 (IANS) Psychostimulant drug Ritalin could be a boon for people who commit mistakes habitually, even without being aware of them, says an Australian study.A single dose of ... Read more...

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Nerve cell memory holds key erasing pain


February 14th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 14 (IANS) Researchers have found the key to how memories of pain are stored in the brain, especially in nerve cells (neurons), and how they can be erased ... Read more...

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Gene therapy boosts cell repair in brain disorders


February 12th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to help the brain replace damaged nerve cells or neurons, a study reveals. Myelin forms a protective sheath around the axons ... Read more...

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Eye rich source of flexible adult stem cells


January 9th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Patients need not look any further than their own eyes to obtain perfectly matched neural (nerve) stem cells, say scientists. Researchers have identified adult stem cells ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Affordable Indian drugs could cut sclerosis treatment cost


November 13th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Treatment for auto-immune disease multiple sclerosis (MS) that affects the brain and spinal cord and afflicts three out of every one lakh people in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Living out ‘Anand’ story: In real as on reel


October 14th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 14 (IANS) He is 21, full of life, loves to go on long trips, hangs out with friends and makes new ones on Facebook. Occasionally, when blood ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lead poisoning in developing world alarming


August 15th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Children living near battery manufacturing units in the developing world had 13 times more lead traces in their blood than US children, says a new study ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Spiders weave erratic webs as they age


July 3rd, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Young spiders create webs with perfect angles and regular patterns, but as they age, their skills show gaping holes and erratic weaving, new research claims.By using ... Read more...

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Tamarind derivative repairs damaged brain cells


June 8th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) A compound from tamarind tree could help spur the growth of damaged brain and spinal cord nerve cells, which characterises diseases such as Parkinson's.Doctoral student Andrew ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Viagra reverses nerve disease: Study


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) Anti-impotence drug Viagra drastically reduces symptoms of multiple sclerosis - which affects the brain and spinal nerve cells - in animal models, says a study. The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fungus turn rainforest ants into zombies


May 9th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) A parasitic fungus that infects tropical carpenter ants inhabiting rainforest canopies turns them into zombies. These ants become erratic and zombie-like, whom the fungus manipulates into ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tracking evolution of deadly fungus which is one of world’s major killers


May 4th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new research has shed light on the origins of a fungal infection, which is one of the major causes of death from AIDS-related illnesses.The study funded by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rising mercury levels threaten eco-system


April 20th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Traces of mercury found in albatross feathers up to 120 years old have helped determine how much sea birds and global systems are being threatened by ... Read more...

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Diabetes or lipid-lowering medications may help treat addiction


April 6th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Two recent studies have suggested that diabetes or lipid-lowering medications may play roles in the treatment of nicotine and alcohol addiction by acting in the brain.Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study suggests another avenue for detecting Alzheimer’s


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 02 (ANI): A well-known chemical process called acetylation has a previously unrecognized association with one of the biological processes associated with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, researchers at the University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Iron deficiency during early pregnancy harms child’s brain


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): A new study has found that a mother's iron deficiency early in pregnancy may have a profound and long-lasting effect on the brain development of the child, even ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New research could improve spinal cord injury treatment


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): A Canadian researcher says that the spinal cord processes information just like areas of the brain - a finding that could improve treatment of spinal cord injuries."Basic physiology ... Read more...

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Itching, like yawning, can be contagious


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A team of researchers has found that sometimes itching, like yawning, can be contagious.Contagious itch is visually transmitted, said Dermatologist Gil Yosipovitch of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, ... Read more...

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Vitamin A plays key role in the human body


March 18th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have found that Vitamin A may play a more direct role than was previously known in certain physiological functions including sperm cell formation and the development of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Regrowth of key brain cells linked to benefits of exercise, sexual behaviors


March 11th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Hong Kong researchers have reviewed the causes and impacts of neurogenesis.The two studies have linked the regrowth of key adult brain cells (neurogenesis) in two critical areas of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists block multiple sclerosis in mouse model


March 8th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have managed to block the development of multiple sclerosis-like symptoms using a mouse model of the disease.When scientists gave mice ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Loss of key protein contributes to neuron loss in ALS


March 5th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 05 (ANI): Scientists have described the profound and pervasive role of a key protein in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis pathology called TDP-43.Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or more popularly, Lou ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists focus on human cells for spinal cord injury repair


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Scientists have found that a specific type of human cell, generated from stem cells and transplanted into spinal cord injured rats, provide tremendous benefit, not only repairing damage ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India among top drugs hotspots: UN report (Lead)


March 2nd, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India has become the hotspot for drug cartels to source chemicals needed for illicit manufacturing of synthetic psychotropic drugs such as methamphetamine, a UN narcotics ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Jason Davis faces felony heroin charge


February 25th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Following his arrest last month, Jason Davis has been charged with felony possession of drugs. He is due in court pretty soon.Davis got busted on the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

New study offers hope to those with multiple sclerosis


February 24th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at Wayne State University's School of Medicine has offered hope to people with multiple sclerosis.Harley Tse, associate professor of immunology and microbiology ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How it may be now possible to leave your body and enter another!


February 21st, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): In a series of studies, a Swedish neuroscientist has found that the brain's perception of its own body can alter remarkably.Through the coordinated manipulation of the different ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Clinicians should carefully use X-rays on pregnant women, infants: Study


February 11th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): A new study has suggested that clinicians should be careful about using X-rays on pregnant women and infants because of the potential for a slight increase in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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