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Neurons controlling hunger also drive drug addiction: Study


June 25th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Researchers have zeroed in on a set of nerve cells (neurons) in the brain's hypothalamus that is not only linked with hunger and overeating, but also ... Read more...

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Stomach hormone may help slow Parkinson’s progression


November 26th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Yale School of Medicine researchers have identified a hormone produced in the stomach that can help boost resistance to, or slow, the development of Parkinson's disease.Parkinson's disease is ... Read more...

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Sequencing DNA of 10,000 vertebrates would help explain evolutionary mysteries


November 5th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): An international consortium of scientists is all set to launch an effort to sequence the DNA of 10,000 vertebrates.The plan is to obtain, preserve, and sequence the DNA ... Read more...

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Common cholesterol-lowering drug could prevent Parkinson’s progression


October 30th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): A commonly used cholesterol-lowering drug, called simvastatin, can prevent progression of Parkinson's disease, according to a study by neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center.The study examined the ... Read more...

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How brain decides where to look in an emergency


October 24th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 24 (ANI): Any kind of a sudden movement or sound can trigger a battle between neurons in the brain, and the cells which win are the ones who get to ... Read more...

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Novel therapeutic target for Parkinson’s disease identified


August 29th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): Scientists from University of Helsinki Institute of Biotechnology have identified a novel therapeutic target for Parkinson's disease.Lead researcher Professor Raimo K. Tuominen and colleagues have identified a growth ... Read more...

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Low to moderate, not heavy, drinking triggers feel good brain chemicals


March 20th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): A new study has shown that low and moderate but not high doses of alcohol trigger feel good brain chemicals called beta-endorphins.Beta-endorphin release produces a general feeling ... Read more...

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How some people can generalise past events for future decisions


October 23rd, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A new research has uncovered how some people are good at generalizing from past experience, while others are not.The study has revealed how the brain can connect ... Read more...

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Study links altered dopamine activity to social phobia


May 13th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Scientists in The Netherlands have unearthed evidence that altered dopamine activity in the brain may give rise to social phobia.The finding reported by researchers at the ... Read more...

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Scientists a step closer to uncovering migraine headache cause


December 25th, 2007 - 5:45 pm ICT by admin
London , Dec 25 (ANI): French scientists have made advancement in uncovering the cause of some types of unbearable migraine headaches, by observing activity in the hypothalamus region of the brain in ... Read more...

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Peptide therapy may prevent Parkinsons progression


November 22nd, 2007 - 3:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that peptide therapy can prevent the progression of Parkinsons disease.Scientists from the Rush University Medical Center along with researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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