Video captures protein traffic inside brain cell

August 23rd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Using a new imaging technique, scientists have created spectacular video footage on the movement of proteins inside a neuron (brain cell)."Your brain is being disassembled and ... Read more...

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‘Gluttony gene’ forces you to gobble non-stop

March 19th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on a 'gluttony gene' that converts you into an eating machine even if you are full.Mice tests have demonstrated that a mutation on ... Read more...

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Why minor details are linked to long-term memories

January 14th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Scientists have found why we remember the smallest of details of an episode even after a long period of time."Our finding explains, at least partially, why seemingly ... Read more...

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Mechanism behind addictions and some forms of obesity discovered

October 5th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A researcher at the University of Alberta have uncovered a mechanism underlying some forms of obesity and addictions, which could lead to a treatment for both diseases.As narcotics ... Read more...

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Tiny wasp brains display amazing adaptability

October 15th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) A tropical wasp's tiny brain, about as big as two sand grains, seems to pack in amazing adaptability and computing power, say scientists. Researchers have found that the brain ... Read more...

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How proteins travel in the brain

April 22nd, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 22 (ANI): While proteins are known to be at the centre of every life process, and carry out all sorts of work by going to the cell, what guides these ... Read more...

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New book reveals secret life of the snowflake

January 7th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): A new book showcases images of snowflakes that were collected and photographed through a microscope by the worlds leading snow crystal scientist.According to a report in the ... Read more...

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Fire breaks out in Kolkata shoe factory

October 26th, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) Fire broke out in a shoe factory in north Kolkata Sunday afternoon. No one was injured, a fire brigade official said."Apparently it seems there was a short-circuit in ... Read more...

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How amyloid plaques damage brain cells in Alzheimer’’s

July 31st, 2008 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 31 (ANI): Researchers have unravelled one of the biggest mysteries related to Alzheimer''s disease how amyloid plaques associated with the neurodegenerative disorder can actually damage neurons.Making use of ... Read more...

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Gush of trust hormone builds the bond between baby and mum

July 18th, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): When a baby suckles at a mother''s breast, it leads to a buildup of oxytocin - the "trust" hormone - in the mums brain, according to a ... Read more...

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Molecular scaffold that guides connection between brain cells unravelled

May 21st, 2008 - 6:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have found that brain cells called glia are a kind of scaffold that direct the growth of nerve fibres and ... Read more...

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Family of proteins critical for normal brain function identified

November 20th, 2007 - 4:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A study has identified a family of proteins key to the formation of the communication networks critical for normal brain function.The mouse-based study, led by Massachusetts Institute of ... Read more...

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Scientists prevent epilepsy-induced brain cell damage in mice

November 14th, 2007 - 8:06 am ICT by admin

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