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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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‘Grafting helps normalise heartbeats’


August 6th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Researchers have made a major advance in their bid to regenerate damaged heart by grafting human cardiac muscle cells into guinea pig hearts.The grafts also reduced ... Read more...

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‘Touche’ gives human touch to doorknobs, smartphones


May 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) A doorknob that knows whether to lock or unlock based on how it is grasped, a smartphone that silences itself if the user holds a finger ... Read more...

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Poor brain connectivity behind many faces of depression


February 28th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Brain connectivity may be behind many faces of depression such as anxiety, poor attention and concentration and disturbed sleep, says a report.This is what University of ... Read more...

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AA battery-powered devices can relieve pain, depression


December 4th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Scientists have been exploring the healing powers of electricity, particularly microcurrent therapy (MCT), involving a plethora of domestic gadgets that seemingly relieve pain, gout or depression. ... Read more...

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Astonishing bionic enables blind to see


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Limited trials of a bionic eye that could restore sight to the blind have produced "astonishing" results, says a new study. The tiny implantable microchip permitted ... Read more...

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Elusive memory molecule identified


June 27th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Do you have a tough time figuring out where you placed your car keys or recalling names at a cocktail party? Researchers have now pinpointed the ... Read more...

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Scientists unlock secret of cellular communication


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) Most of the body's cells communicate with one another by sending electrical signals through nano-thin membrane tubes.A sensational Norwegian discovery may help to explain how cells ... Read more...

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A bionic leg which responds to muscular signals


April 21st, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) As Hailey Daniswicz flexes her thigh muscles, electrodes attached to her send messages to a computer avatar to flex its knee and ankle -- parts of ... Read more...

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New discovery explains link between epilepsy and fragile X syndrome


April 13th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): The discovery of a potential mechanism may now help explain how individuals with fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability, often develop epilepsy.Scientists at ... Read more...

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Oz’s first bionic eye a step closer to reality


April 1st, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 01 (ANI): Australia's first bionic eye is a step closer to reality after scientists developed a microchip to be inserted into the retina of vision-impaired patients.The microchip, the engine of ... Read more...

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Fast, low-energy memory for MP3s, smartphones may soon be a reality


March 29th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 29 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have created a tiny device that improves on existing forms of memory storage, paving the way for fast, low-energy memory for MP3 ... Read more...

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Student creates system that transmits data through metal using ultrasound


March 8th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A doctoral student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new system that uses ultrasound to transmit large quantities of data and power wirelessly through thick metal walls, ... Read more...

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Engineers find nanolasers for faster microprocessors


February 7th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Engineers have found a way to grow nanolasers -- lasers able to produce beams at nanoscale -- directly onto a silicon surface, potentially opening the way to a ... Read more...

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Function of novel molecule that underlies human deafness revealed


January 22nd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Scientists has revealed that the molecular mechanism underlying deafness is caused by a mutation of a specific microRNA called miR-96.The discovery by researchers at the University of Sheffield ... Read more...

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‘Bionic eye’ to help the blind ’see’


December 21st, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 21 (ANI): Blind people may soon be able to regain their sight - with help of a 'bionic eye'.The recruitment process has begun for the first UK trial of the ... Read more...

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Brain wiring lets us differentiate our speech from that of others’


December 10th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): A new study has found that we have a network of volume settings that can selectively silence and amplify the sounds we make and hear.The study from the ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new target for multiple sclerosis


October 26th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study has brought scientists closer to solving one of the many mysteries of multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases.The research by the Salk Institute for Biological ... Read more...

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Scorpion sting could be used to stop heart bypass failures


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Researchers have said that an ingredient in a scorpion's sting could be used to stop heart bypasses failing.Margatoxin, from the venom of the Central American bark scorpion, proved ... Read more...

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Student’s space-dust counter breaks distance record, heads for Pluto


October 12th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A student from University of Colorado at Boulder has designed a space dust counter that is flying aboard NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto and now holds the ... Read more...

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Brain area that controls impulsive behaviour located


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Scientists have nailed down the area of the brain that controls impulsive behaviour and say that it can be controlled with training.A Queen's University research team led Scott ... Read more...

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New drug could reduce heart failure risk by 25pct


August 30th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 30 (ANI): A new drug that can lower the chance of a heart failure by 25 percent could bring substantial changes to standard treatment, according to a new research.The drug, ... 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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Soon, a silicon ‘neurochip’ to hear what human brain cells are saying


August 10th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, August 10 (ANI): Calgary scientists will create a 'neurochip', which will monitor the dialogue between brain cell and silicon chip.Researchers at the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute are to ... Read more...

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Epileptic seizures linked to ancient gene family?


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): An American biologist has identified an ancient gene family that plays a pivotal role in regulating the excitability of nerves within the brain. The discovery points to a ... Read more...

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New sniffing-based device to help disabled people to communicate


July 27th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Israeli scientists have come up with a unique device based on sniffing, that could allow several disabled people to navigate wheelchairs or communicate with their loved ones.Sniffing ... Read more...

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Now, an early labour detector to prevent premature births


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A team of students has designed an early-labour detector that can pick up very early signs that a woman is going into labour too soon.The find could have ... Read more...

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Why the world looks dull and gray when you are blue


July 21st, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): The whole world seems to be dull and gloomy if you are depressed-this is because the ability to perceive contrast is impaired, say experts.The researchers ran an ... Read more...

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Depression does make the whole world seem dull and gloomy


July 19th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): The whole world seems to be dull and gloomy if you are depressed-this is because the ability to perceive contrast is impaired, say experts.The researchers ran an ... Read more...

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T. Rex were lumbering dinos much like today’s elephants


June 30th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): The Tyrannosaurus rex was no agile dinosaur and would have just plodded along like an elephant, according to a new study that estimated the "speed limit" of ... Read more...

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Crayfish provide clues to mystique of decision-making


June 16th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Psychologists have found that crayfish make surprisingly complex, cost-benefit calculations -- thus making an excellent, practical model for identifying the specific neural circuitry and neuro-chemistry of human decision-making. The ... Read more...

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‘Brain pacemaker’ - effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 3 (ANI): New studies show that a "brain pacemaker" called deep brain stimulation (DBS) is successful in treating Parkinson's disease.The study also puts an age-old debate to rest of which ... Read more...

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Uncontrolled brain activity linked to epilepsy


April 26th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): An American study has shed new light on the mechanism behind epilepsy attacks in the brain.Neuroscientist Douglas A. Coulter, the co-author of the research study, from The Children's ... Read more...

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Specific gene regulates intelligence in patients with Williams Syndrome


April 23rd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): The brain gene STX1A plays a significant role in the level of intelligence displayed by patients with Williams Syndrome (WS), a team led by a University of Utah ... Read more...

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Boffins identify gene for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy


April 14th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): People with epilepsy who are otherwise healthy are more than 10 times more likely to die suddenly and unexpectedly than the general population. Now, scientists claim that a ... Read more...

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