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Sounds, smells help people learn while asleep?


August 27th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Aug 27 (IANS) People can pick up new information with the help of specific sounds and smells, even while asleep, says an Israeli study.For instance, if certain odours ... Read more...

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Omega-3 fatty acid boosts brainpower


June 29th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 29 (IANS) An Omega-3 fatty acid called DHA in fish boosts our memory and brainpower, says a study.Principal investigator Yves Sauve and his team from the University of ... Read more...

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Genes tied to shrinking brain, Alzheimer’s identified


April 16th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A quartet of genes, identified in the first ever genetic analysis of more than 9,000 people, may speed shrinkage of a brain region involved in making ... Read more...

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How testosterone fights blues


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Testosterone, the primary male sex hormone, also keeps depression at bay. Now scientists have figured out how.Nicole Carrier and Mohamed Kabbaj of the Florida State University ... Read more...

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Dead brain cells erode memory


December 29th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) Small spots of dead brain cells, found in about one out of four older adults, is linked with memory loss, a study says. "The new aspect ... Read more...

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Prolonged stress can shrink the brain


October 3rd, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Being stressed for lengthy periods can actually shrink the brain and cause dementia, new research says. Types of stress linked to the condition include those suffered ... Read more...

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Managing people helps develop better brains


September 9th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 9 (IANS) Managing other people at the workplace promotes brain health, protects memory and the learning centre well into old age.University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers have ... Read more...

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Exercise protects you from forgetting things


August 10th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Getting older by the day and you feel you're forgetting things? A bit of muscle flexing could help you, says a new research.The findings suggest moderate ... Read more...

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Why you recognise someone, but can’t name him


August 5th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) You recognise someone and greet him with a warm smile but since you have forgotten his name, you are unable to connect. It could be because ... Read more...

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Stress may aggravate Alzheimer’s risk


May 27th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) Don't strees yourself too much, else an increased release of stress hormones could trigger Alzheimer's disease, to go by new research based on mice.Scientists from the ... Read more...

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Binge drinking impairs memory of youngsters


May 17th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Binge drinking can attack memory even in adults as young as 18 years of age, a Spanish study has found.Heavy alcohol consumption makes it more difficult ... Read more...

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Scientists find structures that help keep memories precise


May 4th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): A group of scientists has revealed structural "traces" in the brain that help to keep memories precise.Neuroscientist Pico Caroni at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel, Switzerland, led ... 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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Anti-depressants boost brain cells after injury


April 19th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Anti-depressants may help spur the creation and survival of new brain cells after brain injury, researchers say. Jason Huang and colleagues at the University of Rochester ... Read more...

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Chronic brain inflammation ‘linked to memory loss in older adults’


April 14th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Chronic brain inflammation has been linked to some elements of memory decline in otherwise cognitively normal older adults, according to a new study.Inflammation is part of the ... Read more...

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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...

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Indian-origin scientist’s find may lead to cognition, mood-improving drugs


April 4th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 4 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist at Columbia University Medical Center and his colleague have developed a new way to stimulate neurogenesis (neuron production) in the adult mouse brain, which may ... Read more...

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Male foetuses more vulnerable to alcohol


March 24th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The effect of alcohol on the foetus of two women may not be the same. One woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy may deliver a child ... Read more...

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Scientists find ‘knowing it in your gut’ is real


March 24th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A new study has discovered that the 'cross-talk' between bacteria in our gut and our brain plays an important role in the development of psychiatric illness, intestinal diseases ... Read more...

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Is bacterial chatter behind mental illness, obesity?


March 24th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 24 (IANS) The chatter between bugs present in your gut and your brain plays a key role in bringing on psychiatric illness, intestinal diseases and obesity among others.This ... Read more...

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Why some kids are harmed by mum’s drinking, but others aren’t


March 24th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Scientists have found why one woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy give birth to a child with physical, behavioral or learning problems -- known as fetal alcohol spectrum ... Read more...

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How Prozac alters brain plasticity


March 16th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study is investigating physiological changes within the brain that may be caused by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) such as Prozac, used for treating severe anxiety ... Read more...

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Regrowth of key brain cells linked to benefits of exercise, sexual behaviors


March 11th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Hong Kong researchers have reviewed the causes and impacts of neurogenesis.The two studies have linked the regrowth of key adult brain cells (neurogenesis) in two critical areas of ... Read more...

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Brain cells prone to Alzheimer’s attack grown in lab


March 4th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Scientists have grown brain cells that are prone to an attack from Alzheimer's for the first time in a breakthrough that could help reverse memory loss.The team from ... Read more...

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Moderate physical exercise in older adults shown to improve memory


February 1st, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A new study-conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Illinois, Rice University, and Ohio State University-shows that one year of moderate physical exercise can increase ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for improving long-term memory identified


January 27th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have identified a therapy that may enhance memory and prevent the loss of long-term memory.Led by Cristina Alberini, Professor of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, ... Read more...

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Brain chemical boosts memory, could treat Alzheimer’s


January 27th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Scientists have identified a key chemical that boosts memory, potentially opening the way to newer treatments for Alzheimer's.In a series of experiments, Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers ... Read more...

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Sleep best way to absorb knowledge


January 26th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) There is some cheering news for students preparing for exams. They can memorise new knowledge by just going to sleep. Researchers in Germany found that the brain is ... Read more...

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Culprit gene behind Alzheimer’s identified


January 13th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Jan 13 (IANS) There is cheering news for Alzheimer's patients and people with Down's syndrome as Canadian researchers have identified the gene that destroys brain cells in these diseases.According ... Read more...

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Can reflecting on past experiences influence future choices?


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): While relying on intuition and others' advice can definitely help in making better future decisions, there is no source more valuable than past experience.A new research has now ... Read more...

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Brain area critical for forming unconscious memories identified


December 16th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Researchers at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain have found that a small area deep in the brain called the perirhinal cortex is critical for forming ... Read more...

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Scientists grow human brain stem cells in rats


December 11th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists in the US have made a major breakthrough that has the potential for people with brain damage, caused by epilepsy or Parkinson's for example, to use their ... Read more...

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Now, drug that can stop post-traumatic stress disorder before it starts


December 8th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Northwestern University scientists have discovered a novel way to stop post-traumatic stress syndrome in its tracks-by injecting a calming drug into the brain.They found that after a traumatic ... Read more...

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New drug halts post-traumatic stress disorder


December 8th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a way to stop post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) in its tracks by injecting a calming drug into the brain.Around 30 percent of people who experience ... Read more...

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Taking an active role in learning enhances memory: Study


December 7th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 07 (ANI): A recent study has found out how an active participation in learning is a good way of enhancing memory.The study confirmed that having some authority over how one ... Read more...

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