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Novel gene therapy shows promise against Alzheimer’s


March 5th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have reported that gene therapy that boosts the ability of brain cells to gobble up toxic proteins prevents development of Alzheimer's disease ... Read more...

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How quickly you learn those dance moves may be in your genes


March 4th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Do you find it easy to pick up a dance move or are you the kind with two left feet? Either way, you have your genes to thank ... Read more...

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Minor electric current to brain ‘improves stroke patients’ motor skills’


November 11th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study states that a non-invasive electric stimulation technique administered to both sides of the brain can help stroke patients who have lost motor skills in their ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on cognitive recovery after brain damage


November 4th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): A new study has shed light on mechanisms that underlie recovery after damage to a region of the brain important for memory and attention.The research has highlighted the ... Read more...

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New ‘RatCar’ lets rodents ‘drive using their thoughts’


October 7th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 7 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Tokyo have designed a 'RatCar' - a genuine experiment to see if a rat could control a car using just its brain signals.The ... Read more...

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Thought activated computers planned


August 23rd, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Researchers are working on futuristic, thought activated computers that would help you dictate letters and browse the net. Preliminary tests by Intel's researchers have shown that the computer ... Read more...

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Energy drinks start their kick as soon as they touch your tongue


April 30th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): Energy drinks starting their "kick work" as soon as they touch your tongue, concludes a new study.In the study, Nicholas Gant at the University of Auckland in New ... Read more...

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Regular aerobic exercise is good for the brain


April 27th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Regular exercise speeds learning and improves blood flow to the brain, says a new study. While there is ample evidence of the beneficial effects of exercise on cognition (mental ... Read more...

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Human brain recognizes and reacts to different races


April 27th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 27 (IANS) The human brain reacts differently when dealing with people of another race, says a new study. This research, conducted by scientists at the University of Toronto (U of ... Read more...

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Human brain reacts differently to different races


April 27th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): When dealing with people outside of one's own race, the human brain fires differently, a new study has found.The research out of the University of Toronto Scarborough explored ... Read more...

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Regular aerobic exercise keeps the brain healthy


April 27th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Regular aerobic exercise improves blood flow to the brain and speeds learning process, says a new study.The study led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of ... Read more...

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Brain’s codes for noun meanings deciphered


January 13th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Combining brain imaging and machine learning techniques, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have determined how the brain deciphers meanings of nouns.Neuroscientists Marcel Just and Vladimir Cherkassky and computer ... Read more...

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Scientists decode how brain records thought-word connect


January 13th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Scientists have decoded how the brain records thoughts stimulated by words, paving the way for better treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders. "In effect, we discovered how the brain's ... Read more...

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Brain cells rewire to memorise new tasks


November 30th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) Brain cells memorise a new task by rewiring themselves as soon as it is performed, says a new study. University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) researchers made detailed observations ... Read more...

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New brain connections form rapidly during motor learning


November 30th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study conducted on mice has shown that new connections begin to form between brain cells almost immediately as they learn a new task.The research team from ... Read more...

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Muscle ’synergies’ could help treat stroke patients


October 21st, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Motor impairments in stroke patients could actually be injuries in specific combinations of muscle activity, known as synergies, which could help in the treatment of people suffering from ... Read more...

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Hi-tech brain chip lets monkey move robotic arm by thought


July 13th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Fitting a monkey with a hi-tech brain chip, Pittsburgh University scientists in the US have been able to teach the non-human primate to move a complex robotic arm ... Read more...

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Double hand transplant helps regain lost brain control


April 7th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 7 (ANI): In a novel study, French scientists have found that transplanted hands successfully activate the brain region linked to muscular movement, thus raising the prospect of regaining full movement.It ... Read more...

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Climbing the Everest can be bad for the brain


October 17th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): In a study on men who climbed Mount Everest and K2, scientists have shown that high altitude exposure can lead to subtle white and grey matter changes ... Read more...

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Artificial brain-muscle connections restore movement to paralyzed monkeys arms


October 16th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 16 (ANI): American researchers have successfully restored movement to monkeys with their arms temporarily anesthetized, with the aid of a direct artificial connection from their brains to muscles. Funded ... Read more...

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Mind power can revive paralysed limbs


October 16th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): Experimenting with monkeys, scientists have shown that the primates could successfully move paralysed limbs via brain implant with mobile electrodes.Such artificial re-routing of brain may pave the ... Read more...

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Brain implant helps restore speech in ”almost totally paralysed man”


July 10th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): A group of scientists have given an almost totally paralysed man a chance to speak again by implanting an electrode in his stroke-stricken brain. Erik Ramsey was ... Read more...

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Monkey made to eat by just using its brain power


May 29th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by admin
London, May 29 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have announced that a monkey in their experiments has been successful in moving a robotic arm to feed ... Read more...

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Monkey uses its head - and a robotic arm!


May 29th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 29 (IANS) Using signals from its brain and nothing else, a monkey has activated a human-like robotic arm to feed itself. This advance is likely to spur development of prosthetics ... Read more...

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Why even seasoned sportspersons tend to miss sitters


November 14th, 2007 - 1:59 am ICT by admin
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