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Scientists decode brain activity of monkeys


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Scientists were able to "see" that two monkeys were planning to tackle the same task differently, even before they moved a muscle, thanks to a decoding ... Read more...

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Robotic arm to reveal inner working of brain cells


May 7th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Gaining access to the inner workings of a brain cell (neuron) in real time offers a wealth of useful information. However, it is such a painstaking ... Read more...

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ECG can also predict heart attacks


April 11th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) Can a simple diagnostic test that measures a heart's electrical activity help predict heart attacks?Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco, found a higher risk of ... Read more...

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Cell phone use in pregnancy affects foetus’ brain


March 16th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Radiation from cell phone use during pregnancy could affect the brain of foetus, potentially leading to hyperactivity after birth."This is the first experimental evidence that foetal ... Read more...

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Device mimicking retinal circuits could help blind see


December 27th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) A novel device that mimics the action of retinal circuits could, within a decade, help the blind see. Sheila Nirenberg, professor of neuroscience at Cornell University, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

How ads seduce you


September 21st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) Ever wondered how that enticing, full page ad in the magazine made you buy a huge flat screen TV against your better judgement?Ads brainwash you in ... Read more...

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Babies in womb can feel pain at 35 weeks


September 9th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Babies can distinguish pain from general touch after around 35 to 37 weeks of gestation, just before they are born.Scientists show that brain cell (neural) activity ... Read more...

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Bugs generate power while cleaning nuclear waste


September 7th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Researchers have figured out how a class of bugs can deliver double benefit -- generate power while cleaning up nuclear waste and other toxic metals. "Geobacter ... Read more...

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Meditation changes brain activity


July 8th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Landscape artist Jane Anderson struggled with seasonal affective disorder in the winter months. She tried meditation and noticed a change within a month."My experience was a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists peer into real time brain cell activity


May 31st, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Scientists, for the first time, peered into real time brain cell activity that underlay memory formation.Researchers reproduced the brain's complex electrical impulses onto models made of ... Read more...

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Effects of nicotine upon brain mirror those of cocaine


May 4th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new neuroscience research has found that nicotine has a similar initial impact on the brain as cocaine, explaining why both are highly addictive substances.In the new experiments, ... Read more...

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Electrical oscillations key for storing info in brain


April 30th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Electrical oscillations in the brain, long thought to play a role in organizing cognitive functions such as memory, are critically important for the brain to store the information ... Read more...

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How bilingual brain withstand aging


April 20th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A recent study has shown that older bilingual adults compensate for age-related declines in brainpower by developing new strategies to process language.Concordia University researchers studied two groups of ... Read more...

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Cannabis could help treat epilepsy


April 10th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Compounds found in the leaves of cannabis plants can help reduce seizures in epilepsy that has caused misery to millions of people, say experts.The British government ... 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...

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Gene that can influence a person’s risk for developing epilepsy identified


April 5th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists at Vanderbilt University have discovered a new gene that can influence a person's risk for developing epilepsy.The findings could improve molecular diagnostic tools and point to ... Read more...

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Memory ‘may be built with Lego-like building blocks of knowledge’


March 18th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18 (ANI): How does our brain create memories and store information?While many neuroscientists consider the human brain as being totally malleable, a Swiss scientist has suggested that its neurons may ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Female hormone could be key to ‘ideal’ male contraceptive


March 17th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have made a breakthrough that could be used to design a new class of contraceptive pills.A sperm's path to an egg is more a deadly obstacle course ... Read more...

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High-tech hairnet can speed up Alzheimer’s detection


March 15th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) A revolutionary 'hairnet' that tracks brain waves could speed up the detection of Alzheimer's. Called the Cognition System, the high-tech hairnet is undergoing trials in the ... Read more...

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New surgical tool peers into heart non invasively


March 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Cardiologists may soon be able to place sensitive electronics inside patients' hearts non invasively, enabling more efficient diagnosis and treatment of irregular heart beats known as ... Read more...

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Therapy to prevent heart failure more beneficial for women than men


February 8th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Women receive a significantly greater benefit - a 70 percent reduction in heart failure and a 72 percent reduction in death - from cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator ... Read more...

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How does cancer spread?


December 12th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): Experts at Imperial College London have apparently discovered what makes cancer cells spread.They are now assessing drugs to stop the process in a breakthrough that could save thousands ... Read more...

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How the human brain recognizes and retains patterns, images


November 11th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered that an early part of the brain's visual system rewires itself when people are trained to perceive patterns and has shown this ... Read more...

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Scientists discover ‘gateway of fear’ in brain


November 11th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI):A research team led by scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has taken an important step toward understanding how the brain reacts to fear.David J. Anderson, the ... Read more...

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Oz researchers close to solving mystery of epilepsy deaths


November 7th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 7 (ANI): A team of researchers from Australia is on the verge of solving the mystery behind sudden deaths of young people with epilepsy.Around 150 youngsters, either who are in ... Read more...

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‘They all look alike’ effect is down to the brain


November 5th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): A team of psychologists at the University of Glasgow, UK, has finally found why people so often have trouble telling those of a different race apart.They have identified ... Read more...

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Anorexia nervosa ’causes potentially serious eye damage’


October 20th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new study has suggested that anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder, causes potentially serious eye damage.In developed countries, anorexia nervosa affects up to 3% of affluent women. Although ... Read more...

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‘Love map of the brain’ shows how heart rules the head


October 16th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 16 (ANI): Being in love can spread electricity through your brain, literally, as a new study suggests.A US scientist has shown that being in love can spark a torrent of ... Read more...

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Here’s how brain learns to recognize objects


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): Years of experience in the natural world is what makes the brain learn how to recognizes objects, revealed a new study by MIT neuroscientistsFor instance, we can recognise ... Read more...

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Breakthrough to help ‘deep coma’ victims move or chat


September 21st, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Patients in a vegetative state after a devastating brain damage could soon be able to "talk" or steer a wheelchair, says a top neuroscientist. Adrian Owen at Cambridge ... Read more...

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Neural switch that controls fear discovered


August 26th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Monterotondo, Italy and GlaxoSmithKline in Verona, Italy, have discovered the neural switch that controls fear.The researchers have identified not ... Read more...

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Nano-hairpin probe successfully measures electrical activity of cells


August 13th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Scientists have succeeded in using a nanometre-scale probe disguised as part of a biological membrane to infiltrate and monitor a living cell.And researchers hope that the lipid-coated device ... Read more...

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Thousands of kids misdiagnosed with food allergies


August 9th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of children are being misdiagnosed with food allergies because of unreliable tests sold online. Youngsters are being put on unnecessary and restrictive diets, avoiding products containing ... Read more...

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Seeing forest and trees could help detect heart problems


July 27th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Observing forests and trees could offer a rapid and precise way to diagnose heart problems, revealed a study by Indian researchers.C. Vimal and colleagues at the PSG College ... Read more...

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Study: Men are ‘programmed’ to look at attractive women, women look for status


July 13th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by BNO News
AMSTERDAM (BNO NEWS) -- Men are 'programmed' to look at attractive women, while women are more interested in status, according to the results of a Dutch study released on Tuesday.Scientists of the ... Read more...

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