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Diabetes drug spurs growth of brain cells


July 6th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 6 (IANS) Popular diabetes drug metformin offers an unexpected yet alluring side effect - it encourages the growth of new brain cells.The discovery is an important step toward ... Read more...

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Robotic arm to reveal inner working of brain cells


May 7th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Gaining access to the inner workings of a brain cell (neuron) in real time offers a wealth of useful information. However, it is such a painstaking ... Read more...

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Some nerve! Now bypass stem cells


February 1st, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Scientists have successfully converted mouse skin cells directly into cells that become the three main parts of the nervous system, bypassing the stem cell stage, throwing ... Read more...

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Lack of sleep during adolescence skews brain wiring


October 10th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) Lack of sleep during adolescence could skew the brain's wiring and makes it malfunction, neuroscientists say.Researchers have found that short-term sleep restriction in adolescent mice prevented ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate protein that sculpts memory


September 29th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Altering tiny amounts of a protein in specific parts of the brains of mammals can profoundly affect learning and memory, says a new study. The protein, ... Read more...

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‘Survival protein’ can help treat neuro-disorders


May 24th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) A newly discovered "survival protein" protects the brain against the effects of stroke by interfering with a particular kind of brain cell death that is often ... Read more...

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Technique ‘poised to untangle brain’s complexity’ developed


April 11th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): Researchers have moved a step closer to being able to develop a computer model of the brain.They have developed a technique to map both the connections and functions ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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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Loss of key protein contributes to neuron loss in ALS


March 5th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 05 (ANI): Scientists have described the profound and pervasive role of a key protein in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis pathology called TDP-43.Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or more popularly, Lou ... Read more...

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Liver, not brain, may be source of Alzheimer’s plaques


March 4th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease start in the liver and not in the brain-completely altering scientists' ideas about the disease.The unexpected ... Read more...

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Brain’s ‘reward’ center responds to bad experiences too


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have found that the so-called reward center not only responds to good experiences but also to bad ones.The finding may help explain the 'thrill' of thrill-seeking behavior ... Read more...

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New study explains how brain knows what the nose smells


February 5th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): We know that a scent picked up by nose receptors travels to the brain, but how the brain processes these smells has never been explained until now.Stanford researchers ... Read more...

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New technique points out cellular-level changes within deep brain regions


January 19th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists say that a groundbreaking technique can help explore changes taking place within the deep regions of the brain at the cellular level.The findings could lead to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Snot affects out sense of smell: Study


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study in mice has found out that enzymes in nasal mucus change certain scents well before the nose can detect them.This might explain why a ... Read more...

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Specific changes in the brain linked to sleep deprivation


November 4th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Scientists have published the most systematic study to date of the effects of sleep deprivation on gene expression in the brain.The findings have implications for improving the ... Read more...

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Mouse brain viewed in sharpest detail ever


October 26th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): An online atlas of an ultra-high-resolution mouse brain offers the most detailed magnetic resonance images ever obtained of a mammalian brain.In a typical clinical MRI scan, each pixel ... Read more...

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Scientists get closer to understanding how brain’s ‘hearing center’ works


October 19th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Scientists have taken a step closer in unravelling the mystery-how our aural world is based on the frequencies of sounds.A team of scientists led by Anthony Zador of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Successful dieting may be all in the mind


July 7th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A protein found in cells throughout the body must exist in a specific set of brain neurons to prevent weight gain after chronic feeding on high-calorie meals, revealed ... Read more...

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Winning on home turf makes one crave for future fights


July 6th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): Winning a fight on home turf instils desire for more fights in the future, revealed a brain study on mice.The researchers found that winning a fight causes brain ... Read more...

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Adult brain is continually modified by experience, finds study


June 16th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Experience shapes the brain's circuitry throughout adulthood, according to a new American study.The research, conducted by Rockefeller University scientists, will be published next week in the online, open ... Read more...

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Naturally occuring protein reverses brain damage caused by meningitis


June 11th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an important role for a small, naturally occurring protein called interleukin-10 (IL-10) in removing bacteria from the blood of infected mice and reversing damage to ... Read more...

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Vitamin E protects brain after stroke, says Indian American


January 12th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Blocking the function of a brain enzyme with a specific kind of vitamin E can prevent nerve cells from dying after a stroke, says an Indian American scientist. ... Read more...

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Vitamin E may prevent brain damage in stroke victims


January 12th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new research by the Ohio State University researchers suggests that blocking the function of an enzyme in the brain with a specific kind of vitamin E can ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eyes may help predict Alzheimer’s risk


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that eyes could prove to be a potential gateway to identify whether or not a person has Alzheimer's disease.Researchers from University of California, ... Read more...

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Growth factor that keeps brain development on track identified


July 16th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found that a growth factor called Fgf10 helps keep the brain's development on track. The researchers say that just like ... Read more...

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Scorpion venom-nanoparticle combo slows brain cancer’s spread


April 17th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Scorpion venom has shown some promise to slow the spread of brain cancer, say researchers.Scientists at the University of Washington have revealed that combining nanoparticles with chlorotoxin, ... Read more...

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Nicotine may affect bodily processes more broadly than earlier thought


April 4th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): Brown University scientists have found that nicotine is not only addictive, but it also has the ability to interfere with several cellular interactions in the body.The researchers say ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Major discovery could lead to new autism treatment


February 5th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Researchers at Brown University have discovered a structure in the brain called the Fragile X granule, which offers a potential target for treating certain kinds of autism ... Read more...

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Shutting down of DNA stretches, not single genes, causes cells to mature


January 19th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have found that the silencing of large DNA stretches and not single genes is what causes the gradual maturing of embryonic cells into cells ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover ”epigenetic” switch for new brain cells growth


January 9th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): A new study conducted by neuroscientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has shown that the birth of new cells, which depends on brain activity, ... Read more...

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Researchers identify clue to genetic cause of fatal birth defect


October 10th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) An enzyme may play a major role in anencephaly, offering hope for a genetic test or even therapy for the rare fatal birth defect in which the brain ... Read more...

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Researchers find clue to genetic cause of fatal birth defect


October 10th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that a novel enzyme may play a significant role in anencephaly a rare fatal ... Read more...

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New approach to gene therapy that prevents tumour spread on the anvil


September 26th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 26 (ANI): Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) are developing a new approach to gene therapy for brain tumorsdelivering a cancer-fighting gene to normal brain tissue around the tumor ... Read more...

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New brain cells linked to cannabinoid signalling machinery


March 27th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have found that its not only neurons in the brain that are sensitive to cannabinoidsthe active chemicals in marijuana, but also cells ... Read more...

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$55mln human brain map project may revolutionise neuroscience


March 14th, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by admin
London, March 14 (ANI): The Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, Washington, has launched a 55-million-dollar project to create a three-dimensional map depicting the activity of about 20,000 genes across ... Read more...

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