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Stressed mice sire anxious daughters


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Could some traits pass to daughters and escape sons altogether? Researchers at the Tufts University School of Medicine have evidence from experiments on mice to support ... Read more...

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Speech patterns reveal depression levels


August 20th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 20 (IANS) Speech patterns can reveal the severity of depression as well as a patient's response to treatment, suggests a new study.The study, the largest of its kind ... Read more...

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Schizophrenic brain tries to heal itself


August 6th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 6 (IANS) Brains of people who suffer from schizophrenia may attempt to repair damage caused by the disease, suggesting an adult brain's capacity to change and grow.Professor Cyndi ... Read more...

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Depression shows altered brain activity


April 4th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 4 (IANS) People in the throes of depression tend to repeatedly dwell on negative thoughts or memories, showing different patterns of brain activity as compared to healthy individuals.Some ... 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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Mother’s touch vital for newborn’s well being


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Nov 3 (IANS) A mother's constant touch is vital for the well being of a newborn but the practice of separation immediately after birth could be stressful.The current ... Read more...

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Feel-good transmitter levels in brain determine anger


September 19th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Fluctuating levels of serotonin, which may be triggered by abstaining from food or being stressed, affects brain regions that enable people to manage anger, a study ... Read more...

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Does dad’s stress affect his kids?


September 1st, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) An individual's risk for stress-related disorders may be determined by his or her father's life exposure to stress, according to a new study. Most of the ... Read more...

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Cheerful outlook key to remaining bright beyond age


July 18th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Ever thought why some folk have a sunnier disposition and sharper mind in old age? Well, scientists have found that an optimistic and light-hearted outlook can ... Read more...

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Brain chemical influences our judgements


April 15th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) A brain chemical called serotonin is likely to influence why we may consider a couple to be intimate and romantic or jaded and bored.For instance, adult ... 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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Criminal behaviour could be ‘all in the genes’


November 26th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Is a life of crime hereditary? Apparently, it is, says a new research carried out in the US.The study of young men and women who had been adopted ... Read more...

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Why men are twice as likely to become alcoholics


October 20th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Men are twice as likely as women to become alcoholics and now scientists believe they know why. They found that consuming beer and wine on a night out ... Read more...

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Mother, father show similar love hormone levels after childbirth


August 22nd, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Oxytocin, dubbed the love hormone, not only cements bonding among lovers, friends and colleagues, but also plays a key role in birth and maternal behaviour. Although oxytocin release is ... Read more...

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Blood test for depression closer to reality


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A team of Dutch researchers have identified a set of seven genes in whole blood that helped them to distinguish un-medicated major depressive disorder (MDD) patients from healthy ... Read more...

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Flu during pregnancy may raise baby’s schizophrenia risk


March 12th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Influenza A infection during pregnancy can affect brains of babies, says a study on rhesus monkeys.Published online by the journal Biological Psychiatry, the study found that rhesus monkey ... Read more...

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Moderate drinking can make memories more painful


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Moderate alcohol consumption could make memories more painful, claim scientists.New research at UCL (University College London) claimed that people who have drunk a moderate amount of alcohol before ... Read more...

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Good mothering can make up for prenatal stress


February 26th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Fetuses exposed to elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol - shown to be a harbinger for babies' poor cognitive development - can escape this fate if their ... Read more...

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Retinal function may help predict schizophrenia, bipolar disorder risk


February 5th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Canadian researchers suggest that retinal function could prove to be a useful biomarker for detecting the risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.Lead researchers Marc Hebert, Michel Maziade claim ... Read more...

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Stress hormone key to alcohol dependence found


January 26th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A specific stress hormone, the corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), is key to the development and maintenance of alcohol dependence in animal models, say scientists from The Scripps Research Institute.Chemically ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation succeeds in treating severe depression


January 9th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): Experts have been successfully able to treat a patient suffering from severe depression by stimulating the habenula, a tiny nerve structure in the brain.A team of neurosurgeons at ... Read more...

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Depression linked to osteoporosis


November 10th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study by Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers has shown a clear link between depression and a loss of bone mass, leading to osteoporosis and fractures.The study ... Read more...

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Distraction, not cold-bloodedness makes psychopaths seem fearless


October 15th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): Psychopathic individuals seem fearless to the average person because of an attention deficit, say researchers.The discovery challenges the long-held characterisation of such people as cold-blooded predators."A lot of ... Read more...

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Brain’s white matter may help predict schizophrenia development


June 23rd, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Researchers in the U.S. have found that white matter in the brain may help predict schizophrenia development.Schizophrenia is a chronic and debilitating disorder marked in part by auditory ... Read more...

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Brain likely perceives cocaine to be a reward


May 20th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): McGill University researchers have opened up a new path for cocaine addiction research by suggesting that the brain likely perceives it to be a reward.The researchers have ... Read more...

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Smoking cessation drug helps reduce alcohol cravings


March 3rd, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): A popular smoking cessation drug has been found to effectively reduce alcohol cravings, claim researchers.The study led by researchers from Yale School of Medicine has shown that ... Read more...

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Hormone injection may prevent onset of post-traumatic stress disorder


December 2nd, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 2 (ANI): An effective medical treatment to prevent the onset of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be just around the corner, thanks to an internationally recognised Tel Aviv University ... Read more...

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Genes, brain area linked to teens susceptibility to alcohol dependence


November 7th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 7 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have found in a study of teens that genetic factors can influence size variations a brain area, which ... Read more...

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High dose of stress hormone may cut post-traumatic stress disorder risk


October 28th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers say that the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be reduced with the aid of a high dose of ... Read more...

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Mouse genes can shed light on human anxiety disorders


October 24th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 24 (ANI): Scientists have found new evidence that genetic findings made through studies on mice can be directly applied to humans to predict the risk of anxiety disorders. Lead ... Read more...

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Brain stimulation used in curing deep depression


July 22nd, 2008 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 22 (IANS) Canadian researchers claim to have successfully used an electrical surgical technique to relieve severe mental depression in chronic cases. A team of researchers at Toronto Western Hospital subjected ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil partially shared genetic profile between schizophrenia, bipolar disorder


July 18th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have found 78 genes that show a similar pattern of abnormal regulation in the brains of people suffering from schizophrenia ... Read more...

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Researchers uncover new genetic association with schizophrenia


February 29th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): A new study has found that the variant of a particular gene, multiple epidermal growth factor-like domains 10 or MEGF10, is associated with the heritable risk for schizophrenia.The ... Read more...

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Green tea may help protect against Parkinson’s


December 14th, 2007 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that green tea may protect brain cells against Parkinson's disease.Chinese researchers examined the effects of green tea polyphenols, a group of naturally occurring ... Read more...

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