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Withdrawal symptoms in addicts could be reversed


November 1st, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 1 (IANS) A breakthrough could help drug addicts avoid distressing withdrawal symptoms.Researchers have shown how a protein in nerve cells drives the withdrawal response, a complex and intensely ... Read more...

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Recreational Ecstasy use linked to loss of brain efficiency


May 4th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The efficiency of Ecstasy - the illegal "rave" drug that produces feelings of euphoria and emotional warmth - as a potential therapeutic for post-traumatic stress disorder has been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, give your brain an ‘electric thinking cap’ to solve complex issues


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A University of Sydney study has found that it may be possible to stimulate the brain to see the world anew-an electric thinking cap.Research by Richard Chi and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Pain regulator gene’ in brain could lead to new migraine painkillers


September 27th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 27 (ANI): People suffering from frequent bouts of migraine can heave a sigh of relief as a recent discovery could soon lead to new kind of migraine painkillers.Scientists at Oxford ... 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...

Posted in Health Science |

Migraine sufferers process visual cues poorly in messy environments


April 9th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Migraine sufferers may process visual cues badly in an environment with a lot of visual distractions, says a new study.In the study, published in the April issue of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain mechanism offers insight into alcohol cravings and relapse


March 11th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): US researchers have provided an insight into the molecular mechanisms associated with addiction and relapse.Published by Cell Press in the March 11 issue of the journal Neuron, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New discovery may help beat jet lag


November 28th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 28 (ANI): Scientists from University of Manchester have discovered special cells in the body that appear to regulate a person's body clock.This finding, they hope, would provide vital clues to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Seizures can occur when brain heals from injuries


July 14th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Chronic seizures may be triggered by chemicals released by the brain's immune system trying to repair critically injured brain sites, according to a new study. These findings could ... Read more...

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Brain’s immune system may cause chronic seizures


July 7th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that chronic seizures caused by traumatic head injuries might occur due to chemicals released by the brain's immune system attempting to repair the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Early risers and night owls have different brain functions: study


June 25th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 25 (IANS) Are you a morning person or a night owl? There are significant differences in the way your brain will function depending on what you are, according to the ... Read more...

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Early risers and night owls show different brain function


June 24th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): A study conducted by University of Alberta scientists has revealed that the brains of early risers and those of nigh owls function differently.The researchers looked at two ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mild brain stimulation enhances motor skill learning


January 20th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) A mild electrical stimulation of a specific brain area help people learn and perform a complex motor task better than those in control groups, a new study has ... Read more...

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Scientists find potential clues to epilepsy, autism, schizophrenia


December 10th, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Rice University researchers claim to have uncovered a potential clue to the roots of neurological disorders like epilepsy, autism and schizophrenia.The research team led by Eric Howlett ... Read more...

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Electrical brain stimulation boosts peoples dexterity


October 28th, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Electrically stimulating the brain with a non-invasive technique called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can improve a persons skill at handling delicate tasks.According to the Drs. Gottfried ... Read more...

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