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Protein, not sugar, key to keeping us alert and thin


November 17th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) In a finding that could have bearing on obesity and sleep disorders, researchers say it's protein, not sugar, that stimulates cells keeping us awake and thin ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on the brain’s ability to reorganize itself


March 19th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to isolating the mechanisms by which the brain compensates for disruptions and reroutes neural functioning - which could ultimately lead to treatments for ... Read more...

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How does brain sniff out a predator?


February 6th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Mice fear the scent of a predator -- but how do their brains sniff out that a cat is nearby? It's a complex process that starts with the ... 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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How kids’ brain cancer can arise from stem cells


January 11th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 11 (ANI): A new study has shed light on the role of stem cells in medulloblastomas, the most common type of children's brain tumor.Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel mystery behind schizophrenia


August 11th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) New research has revealed how schizophrenia, a mental disorder which results in hallucinations, memory loss and social withdrawal, works in the brain. In a new, genetically engineered mouse ... Read more...

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How traffic jam in brain leads to schizophrenia


August 11th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have found that low levels of protein required for maintaining constant contact between brain neurons might cause schizophrenia.Schizophrenia is a ... Read more...

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Neural stem cells offer potential Alzheimer’s treatment


July 21st, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): For the very first time, US scientists have shown that neural stem cells can rescue memory in mice with advanced Alzheimer's disease.The findings raise hopes of a potential ... Read more...

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Gene variation that may increase Alzheimer’s risk identified


May 7th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have found that the variation in a gene, responsible for the production of a protein called neuroglobin, is linked with an increased risk ... Read more...

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Exercise helps kids recover after brain tumour treatment


September 12th, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) Exercise helps repair brain cells after radiation, particularly in children being treated for brain tumours, researchers say after clinical trials on mice. Exercise helped restore stem cell ... Read more...

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Get smart about what you eat to boost your intelligence


July 3rd, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Want to improve your intelligence? Well, then all you need to do is get smart about what you eat, suggests a new study in mice.According to the ... Read more...

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Difference in human and ape diets may have caused evolutionary changes


February 5th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 5 (ANI): In a study on mice, researchers at the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig , Germany , have found that dietary differences between men and other apes ... Read more...

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