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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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Multiple channels help brain avoid traffic overload


May 7th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Multiple signalling channels within the brain ensure that they don't overload the organ with too much traffic at their busiest roundabouts and keep it healthy and ... Read more...

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Withdrawal symptoms in addicts could be reversed


November 1st, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 1 (IANS) A breakthrough could help drug addicts avoid distressing withdrawal symptoms.Researchers have shown how a protein in nerve cells drives the withdrawal response, a complex and intensely ... Read more...

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Brain cells wired to react to animals


September 11th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Why do some people pat every furry animal on the street, while others shrink in fright at the sight of a shark or a snake even ... Read more...

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Brain tells you whether to stay or go while foraging


June 7th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Every creature that forages for food decides at some point that the food source it is working on is no richer than the rest of the ... Read more...

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Brain molecule found to protect against epileptic seizures


March 7th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): A new Brown University study has found that molecule putrescine present in the brain an epileptic seizure actually protect against them hours later.The scientists have found that putrescine ... Read more...

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Omega-3 deficiency may explain depressive behaviours


January 31st, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): A new study has said that dietary insufficiency in omega-3 fatty acid may explain deleterious consequences on synaptic functions and emotional behaviours.These fatty acids are "essential" lipids because ... Read more...

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Sleep best time to strengthen memories: Study


January 24th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 24 (ANI): The best way to 'remember' something important is to remember it while you are asleep, suggests a new study.The research, led by Bjorn Rasch of the University of ... Read more...

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For some, music gives the same high as sex


January 13th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study from the McGill University has revealed that listening to music is just as pleasurable as food, drugs and sex.Listening to music releases dopamine, a ... Read more...

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Why music gives us goosebumps


January 10th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): Scientists have now unraveled the theory behind why people get goosebumps while listening to music.Canadian researchers has suggested that when we are moved by music our brains behave ... Read more...

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‘Facebook feature’ in brain vital to your social life


December 30th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): A tiny structure in the human brain that scientists have dubbed 'Facebook feature' may determine a rich and varied social life among humans.Scientists at the Northeastern University ... Read more...

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Size of brain structure correlates with social life


December 27th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) The size of amygdala, a small almond-shaped structure deep within brain, seems to contribute to a rich social life among humans. The finding is similar to previous ... Read more...

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Study: Babies’ biological clocks depends on the season when they were born


December 7th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study that was published in the journal, Nature Neuroscience, claims that the season that babies are born can have influence on them.The researchers found ... Read more...

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Small brain area decides how we see the world


December 7th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) A small part of our brain actually decides how we view the world, says a new study.The primary visual cortex, the area at the back responsible for ... Read more...

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Multiple sclerosis ‘could be reversed by activating stem cells in brain’


December 6th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the damage caused by multiple sclerosis could be reversed by activating stem cells that can repair injury in the central nervous system.Researchers ... Read more...

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How we see the world around us depends on our brain’s architecture


December 6th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): It's a known idea that each of us perceives the world around us in a unique manner, and now a new study explains that this difference in perception ... Read more...

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Why babies born in summer have sunnier dispositions


December 6th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): The season in which a baby is born can have a dramatic effect on their biological clocks function, according to a new study.The study conducted on mice might ... Read more...

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Scientists find extensive natural recovery after spinal cord injury


November 15th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): New treatments for patients with spinal cord injuries may become possible one day, as scientists have shown unexpected and extensive natural recovery after spinal cord injury in primates.Researchers ... Read more...

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‘Light-smelling’ mice may explain how we distinguish between scents


October 18th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Harvard University neurobiologists have created mice that can 'smell' light, a study that could help researchers better understand the neural basis of olfaction.Venkatesh N. Murthy and his colleagues ... Read more...

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Why deaf have ’super vision’


October 11th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): Researchers have found reasons for the enhanced abilities in the remaining senses of deaf people.Researchers at the University of Western Ontario, led by Stephen Lomber of the Centre ... Read more...

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People born deaf can develop super-vision


October 11th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) People born deaf can develop a kind of super-vision to compensate for lost hearing. Scientists believe the brain adapts to the loss of hearing by rewiring itself ... Read more...

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Novel drug boosts marijuana-like chemical in body to relieve severe pain


September 21st, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 21 (ANI): American and Italian researchers have discovered that a novel drug allows a marijuana-like chemical in the body to effectively control pain at the site of an injury.Daniele Piomelli ... Read more...

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Cells in eyes help set internal clocks


September 19th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) We run our lives largely by the clock that remind us when it's time for meals, after-school pick-up and other activities. We also have internal "clocks" and a ... Read more...

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Rare protein may regulate cocaine intake


August 16th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): A new study has found that a regulatory protein best known for its role in a rare genetic brain disorder may help in controlling the intake of cocaine.According ... Read more...

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Grid cells to help understand mapmaking in brain discovered


August 10th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): Grid cells, which help the brain map locations, have been found for the first time outside of the hippocampus in the rat brain, according to new research from ... Read more...

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Breakthrough: Nerve connections regenerated after spinal cord injury


August 9th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists have successfully achieved regeneration of nerve connections after a spinal cord injury.UC Irvine, UC San Diego and Harvard University team conducted the study ... Read more...

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‘Mixed practice’ makes a man perfect


July 13th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): A new American study explains why variable practice improves the brain's memory of most skills better than practice focused on a single task.The research, by cognitive neuroscientists at ... Read more...

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Schizophrenia drug ’shrinks brain’


June 7th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 07 (ANI): Researchers have found that haloperidol, a commonly-prescribed antipsychotic drug, temporarily reduces the size of a part in brain linked to movement and coordination within two hours of intake.However, ... Read more...

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Teens’ brains hardwired to take risks


June 4th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): Adolescent brains are biologically wired to engage in risky behavior, according to a new study."Our results raise the hypothesis that these risky behaviors, such as experimenting with drugs ... Read more...

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How acupuncture eases pain


May 31st, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center have taken another step toward understanding how acupuncture alleviates pain.The researchers identified the molecule adenosine as a central player in ... Read more...

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Molecule that plays key role in acupuncture identified


May 31st, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) A molecule has been found to play a key role in the effectiveness of acupuncture, says a new study. Applying that knowledge, researchers were able to triple the ... Read more...

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Resilience factor that controls depression, stress in mice found


May 17th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): Scientists at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a mechanism that helps to explain resilience to stress, vulnerability to depression and how antidepressants work.The new findings, ... Read more...

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Power of touch helps paternal mice to bond with offspring


May 11th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): Scientists have shown that paternal mice bond with their offspring through the power of touch.In the study, it was shown that paternal mice that physically interact with their ... Read more...

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Even silent videos excite the brain


May 9th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 9 (ANI): If a new study is to be believed, then watching even silent videos can excite the listening brain.The study, by Kaspar Meyer at the University of Southern California ... Read more...

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Worm study reveals how brain performs under stress


April 19th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Using a worm for their experiments, scientists discovered how one can perform complex tasks, even under stress-by activating latent neuronal circuits.Roger Pocock, a newly arrived Group Leader ... Read more...

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