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Autism begins to show up in 6-month-old babies


February 19th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Autism first begins to show up as a significant difference in the brains of six-month-old babies and develops as they age, as compared to babies who ... Read more...

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Brain ‘network maps’ reveal clue to mental decline in old age


February 9th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): An Australian study has revealed that the human brain operates as a highly interconnected small-world network - and not as a collection of discrete regions as previously believed ... Read more...

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Neuroimaging ‘predicts’ which dyslexics will learn to read


December 21st, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Stanford University researchers have used brain imaging to predict with 90 percent precision which teenagers with dyslexia would improve their reading skills over time.Their study, the first to ... Read more...

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Brains of fighter pilots are ‘more sensitive’: Study


December 15th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new study, which included cognitive tests and MRI scans, has found that fighter pilots' brains are more sensitive as compared to a control group.The research compared the ... Read more...

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Scientists take major step toward first biological test for autism


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Scientists have developed the best biologically based test for autism to date.The test, developed by researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital and the University of Utah, was able ... Read more...

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Scientists one step closer to diagnosing autism with MRI


October 13th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Utah (U of U) are one step closer to diagnosing autism using MRI, an advance that eventually could help health care providers identify ... Read more...

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11 hrs of meditation may boost brain function


August 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Just 11 hours of learning a meditation technique provokes positive structural changes in brain connectivity by boosting efficiency in a part that helps a person regulate behaviour in ... Read more...

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Discovery of new brain passage may help predict Alzheimer’s early


August 11th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): For decades, scientists have struggled to locate the tiny passage, which is believed to deteriorate gradually as part of normal aging and far more quickly due to Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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New discovery paves way for early detection of Alzheimer’s


June 29th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Scientists have discovered changes in the brains of normal individuals at high risk for Alzheimer's disease that could prove important for early detection of the disease.The research team ... Read more...

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Differences in brain’s language circuits linked to dyslexia


May 11th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Despite getting an appropriate education and demonstrating intellectual ability in other areas, kids children with dyslexia often struggle with reading, writing, and spelling. Now, scientists have found the ... Read more...

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New brain scan better detects early signs of Alzheimer’s


January 7th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): A new brain scan, called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), has been found to be better at detecting earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease in healthy people, according to a ... Read more...

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Verbal cues help in improving kids reading skills


December 11th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) Verbal instructions do prompt the brain into improving a kid's reading skills, says a new study. Timothy Keller and Marcel Just, from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), wanted to track ... Read more...

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Learning to read can physically alter brain


December 10th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Scientists from Carnegie Mellon University have found the first evidence that intensive instruction to boost reading skills in young children causes the brain to physically rewire itself, thereby ... Read more...

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Faulty ‘wiring’ in the brain turns schizophrenia on


October 27th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King's College London, suggests that abnormalities in the white matter of the brain appear to influence ... Read more...

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Learning to juggle can improve brain’s networking


October 12th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): Juggling can significantly improve networking in the brain, say researchers.The popular trick strengthens brain's white matter through which messages pass within the nervous system.Lead researcher Jan Scholz from ... Read more...

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Teens’ risky behaviour may signal mature brain


August 26th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Adolescents who engage in dangerous behaviour may be a sign of more mature brains, says a new study. The brain goes through a course of maturation during adolescence and ... Read more...

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Teens indulging in risky activities have a mature brain


August 26th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Teenagers who indulge in dangerous activities have a more mature brain as compared to their less adventurous peers, according to a new brain imaging study.The study, which focused ... Read more...

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Tone-deaf people lack an important neural pathway


August 19th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Researchers have found that the nerve fibres that link perception and motor regions of the brain are disconnected in tone-deaf people.According to experts' estimates, at least 10 percent ... Read more...

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3-D mapping breakthrough helps docs remove fist-sized tumour from a woman’s brain


July 15th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Experts at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have successfully removed a fist-sized tumour from the brain of an Indiana woman, using a technology that involves the fusion of ... Read more...

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Brain’s white matter may help predict schizophrenia development


June 23rd, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Researchers in the U.S. have found that white matter in the brain may help predict schizophrenia development.Schizophrenia is a chronic and debilitating disorder marked in part by auditory ... Read more...

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Binge drinking harms teens’ brains


April 23rd, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): In a study on adolescent binge drinkers, scientists have found that even rare consumption of large doses of alcohol during youth may compromise the coherence of the brain's ... Read more...

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Prenatal meth exposure ’causes abnormal brain development in kids’


April 16th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Using a drug called methamphetamine during pregnancy can cause abnormal brain development in children, says a new study.This study is the first of its kind to examine ... Read more...

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Non-invasive technique may trace Parkinson’’s development


March 25th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): A non-invasive brain scanning technique may trace a biomarker for Parkinson''s disease that would let physicians screen for or track the progression of the neurodegenerative disorder, according ... Read more...

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Heavy marijuana use ”damages teens” brains”


February 3rd, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): A new study has revealed that teens and young adults who are heavy users of marijuana are more likely than non-users to have disrupted brain development. In the ... Read more...

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Prenatal alcohol exposure linked to cognitive dysfunction


December 20th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 20 (ANI): Prenatal exposure to alcohol increases the risk of cognitive dysfunction, according to a new study. The results of the study suggest that alcohol can damage white matternerve ... Read more...

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Scientists offer biological explanation for ”face blindness”


November 26th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Scientists, for the first time, have been able to offer a biological explanation for congenital prosopagnosia, sometimes known as face blindness, by mapping the disruption in 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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Language feature unique to human brain identified


March 24th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 24 (ANI): With the help of a novel technique, scientists at Yerkes National Primate Research Centre, Emory University, have identified a language feature distinctive to human brain that may ... Read more...

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Unique feature of human brain allows language learning


March 24th, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by admin
New York, March 24 (IANS) A new study has identified a feature unique to the human brain that is shedding light on how human language evolved. The study, by researchers at Emory ... Read more...

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Autistic kids have brain abnormalities: Study


November 29th, 2007 - 12:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): Children diagnosed with autism have more gray matter in their brains, says a study that used a novel imaging technique to analyse brain structure.The brain area, which was ... Read more...

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