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Grey matter size linked to altruism, says study


July 12th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, July 12 (IANS) Some people who are more forthcoming with help than others can thank the size of their grey matter, housed at the junction of the two brain ... Read more...

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Heart failure linked with grey matter loss


February 5th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) Heart failure may also linked to loss of cerebral grey matter and impaired cognitive functions -- which involves all aspects of perception, thinking, reasoning and remembering, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Answers emerge to some mysteries of autism


October 21st, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Researchers have come up with answers as to why autistic children act and think differently than their peers.They've shown, for the first time, that the connections ... Read more...

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Number of Facebook friends linked to grey matter


October 19th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) The number of Facebook friends a person has seems to be linked to the grey matter in his or her brain. Research also shows people ... Read more...

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Has human mind reached limit of its intelligence?


July 31st, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) The human mind may have reached its limit of intelligence, as a research has suggested that the humans are presently as smart as they are ever ... Read more...

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Binge drinking leads to brain damage


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) It's considered a rite of passage among young people -- acting out their independence through heavy, episodic drinking. But a new study says binge drinking among ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘She Monkeys’, ‘Bombay Beach’ win Tribeca top honours


April 30th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Swedish films "She Monkeys" and "Bombay Beach" took home top honours at the Tribeca Film Festival for best narrative feature and best documentary, respectively.The judges announced ... Read more...

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Brain bypass regenerates lost brain tissue


April 25th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 25 (IANS) Neurosurgeons have successfully regenerated lost brain tissue through brain bypass surgery in patients whose blood flow to the organ was impaired by strokes. This loss of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Long-term ecstasy users ‘risk structural brain damage’


April 7th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): A new research suggests that long-term users of the popular recreational drug ecstasy (MDMA) risk structural brain damage.Other research has suggested that people who use ecstasy develop significant ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Neanderthal brains ‘were like modern human ones at birth’


March 24th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany have discovered that Neanderthal brains were like modern human ones at birth but developed differently to ours ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Flashing brain with light can erase fear


March 10th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Suffering from panic attacks and anxiety? Help may be at hand as researchers have pinpointed a brain mechanism that makes individuals fearless.The condition can severely damage ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cerebellum offers clues to nature of human intelligence


March 9th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A new research has shed light on the nature of human intelligence.The study has suggested that grey matter volume in the 'cerebellum' at the back of the brain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Older smokers at risk of impaired memory


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Older smokers are likely to damage their grey matter and lose cognitive functions at a greater rate than non-smokers. Cognitive functions involve thought, memory and information processes enabling ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Political leanings could be wired into brain


December 29th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Our political allegiances could be hard-wired into our brains, according to neuroscientists who conducted scans on over 90 students. But it is not precise enough to be able ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Statue of Liberty’ Centralized By “Million Dollar Money Drop”


December 24th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "On which hand does the Statue of Liberty hold the torch? " Shockingly, this iconic statue in New York city immaculately stood to be the soul ... Read more...

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Bigger brains make dogs friendlier than cats


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Domestication by humans helped dogs evolve bigger brains making them more friendly than their feline counterparts and other solitary species, say scientists. The reason, they suggest, is that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Tiny bubbles ‘could deliver stroke drugs directly into the brain’


November 12th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists believe that bubbles could deliver a devastating blow to disease.Injected into the blood, tiny bubbles of gas can ease the passage of vital stroke drugs into the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oz study links snoring to brain damage


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 22 (ANI): Latest Australian research indicates that snoring and troubled nights could be a red flag for brain damage occurring during sleep.Brain scans of 60 people, aged in their mid-40s ... Read more...

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Women’s brains grow after giving birth


October 21st, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Having a baby may make a woman more intelligent. Research shows that a woman's grey matter - brain cells that crunch information - grows in the weeks and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Brain scans may now decide if child can be prosecuted


September 24th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) A brain scan, which can show our maturity levels, could in future decide whether a child should be prosecuted for a crime. An MRI scan can tell one's age ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Alzheimer’s disease caused by brain ‘rust’, says Oz scientist


September 6th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 06 (ANI): Australian scientists have revealed that accumulation of brain "rust" is a cause of Alzheimer's disease.An imbalance in the metals needed for healthy brain function has been found at ... Read more...

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The Pill may boost women’s social skills and memory


August 18th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): How great would it be if you could just take a pill to get brainier? It seems that's possible now. Scientists have found that the Pill has the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Irritable bowel syndrome causes structural brain alterations in patients


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A study has shown that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the abdomen, may lead to structural changes in specific brain regions ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain scans may help find your ideal job


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Forget tests and career councillors, a brain scan may soon be the best way to discover your ideal job. Neuroscientists will soon be able to pinpoint your talents ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Brain scans could help you choose a career


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers are questioning the possibility of brain scans guiding a person in his/her choice of career.General aptitude tests and specific mental ability tests are important tools for vocational ... Read more...

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Women turn smarter during ovulation


June 30th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): Women are at their smartest self when they are ovulating, according to a study.The study, led by Belinda Pletzer at the University of Salzburg, Austria, claimed that the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Schizophrenia drug ’shrinks brain’


June 7th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 07 (ANI): Researchers have found that haloperidol, a commonly-prescribed antipsychotic drug, temporarily reduces the size of a part in brain linked to movement and coordination within two hours of intake.However, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Binge drinking can cause permanent brain damage


June 2nd, 2010 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Binge drinking can cause permanent brain damage in teenagers, scientists have found. According to researchers, consuming high amount of alcohol in a short time can cause irreversible damage and ... Read more...

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Teenagers lack concentration because of grey matter, says study


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:45 am ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Teenagers get distracted easily because their brains are similar to those of younger children, making them less organised and susceptible to distraction than older people, a study has ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Binge-drinking teens risk permanent brain damage


June 1st, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): Consuming a very high amount of alcohol in a short time can cause irreversible brain damage in teenagers, a study has found.And in the long run youngsters risk ... Read more...

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Brain volume loss caused by anorexia can be regained


May 31st, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) A team of psychologists and neuroscientists have found that adult brain volume, which can be reduced by anorexia nervosa, can be regained. They revealed that through specialist treatment ... Read more...

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Brain volume changes following weight gain in anorexics


May 27th, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Adult brain volume, which can be reduced by Anorexia Nervosa, can be regained, a team of American psychologists and neuroscientists have found.The research, published in the International ... Read more...

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Overprotective parents put kids at risk of psychiatric disorders


March 12th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): Overprotective parents slow their kids' brain growth in an area linked to mental illness, a new study warns.According to the study, led by Kosuke Narita of Gunma University, ... Read more...

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Zen meditation reduces sensitivity to pain


February 25th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 25 (IANS) Zen meditation can help people reduce their sensitivity to pain by thickening their brain, says a new study. Montreal University (M-U) researchers made the discovery by comparing the grey ... Read more...

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A thicker brain helps fend off pain


February 25th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 25 (ANI): Individuals can reduce their sensitivity to pain by thickening their brain with the help of Zen meditation, says a new study.The study has been published in a special ... Read more...

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