High-fat diet may injure brain cells regulating weight

June 9th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) Obesity among people who eat a high-fat diet may injure neurons, or nerve cells, in a key part of the brain that controls body weight."The possibility ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Survival protein’ can help treat neuro-disorders

May 24th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) A newly discovered "survival protein" protects the brain against the effects of stroke by interfering with a particular kind of brain cell death that is often ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Glial brain cells that regulate circadian rhythms identified

April 15th, 2011 - 10:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A study has found that a group of glial brain cells called astrocytes regulate the circadian system that controls normal sleep patterns.Neuroscientists from Tufts University School of Medicine ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Astrocytes, star shaped brain cells, regulate breathing

July 16th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that star shaped brain cells, Astrocytes, which were previously thought to act only as the 'glue' between neurons, have a central role in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists use fruit fly to screen for lethal brain cancers

February 13th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Researchers have turned the fruit fly into a lab model for an innovative study of gliomas, the commonest of malignant brain tumours, since the insect shares most of ... Read more...

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Motor neurons of Lou Gehrig’’s disease created from human skin cells

August 1st, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Aug 1 (ANI): A collaborative study carried out by researchers from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) and Columbia University for Project ALS, has become the first to show ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New drug candidate could protect against Alzheimer’s disease

May 30th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 30 (ANI): A new drug candidate, called AL-108, has now been discovered to effectively treat Alzheimers disease, as well as other cognitive diseases like schizophrenia and Parkinsons, by limiting ... Read more...

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