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Scientists develop robotic legs that mimic human gait


July 6th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Researchers have designed a robotic set of legs which they believe is the first to mimic the human gait accurately.The neural (nerve cell) architecture, musculoskeletal architecture ... Read more...

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Blame defective gene for malformed faces


July 6th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Scientists have located a gene whose mutation wrecks the shape of human faces as well as triggers mental retardation.They looked at patients with Potocki-Shaffer syndrome, a ... Read more...

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Protein pores help us sense hot temperatures


March 5th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) The winter sun feels welcome, but not so the summer sunburn, thanks to proteins on the surface of nerve cells that enable us to sense different ... Read more...

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Nerve cell memory holds key erasing pain


February 14th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 14 (IANS) Researchers have found the key to how memories of pain are stored in the brain, especially in nerve cells (neurons), and how they can be erased ... Read more...

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Surgical procedure repairs severed nerves


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) A revolutionary surgical procedure could repair severed nerves within minutes and set the patient firmly on the road to recovery within mere days or weeks, reveals ... Read more...

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Re-engineered toxins can treat asthma, arthritis


January 2nd, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) Millions suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, psoriasis and other diseases may find succour in an unexpected source -- lethal toxins produced by the Clostridium botulinum bug, ... Read more...

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Scientists peer into real time brain cell activity


May 31st, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Scientists, for the first time, peered into real time brain cell activity that underlay memory formation.Researchers reproduced the brain's complex electrical impulses onto models made of ... Read more...

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Viagra reverses nerve disease: Study


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) Anti-impotence drug Viagra drastically reduces symptoms of multiple sclerosis - which affects the brain and spinal nerve cells - in animal models, says a study. The ... Read more...

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Some nerve cells that make us itch also make us feel pain, finds study


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): A new study has found growing evidence that nerve cells that make us itch can also make us feel pain.Itch and pain researcher Diana Bautista, an assistant professor ... Read more...

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Shielding torso protects brain from blast injuries


April 29th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Tougher body armour to shield the chest, abdomen and back may be just what soldiers in Afghanistan need to protect their brains from mild injuries stemming ... Read more...

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Temporary changes in brain speed up learning


April 14th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washinghton, April 14 (IANS) Temporary changes in brain could speed up learning, paving the way to improved treatments for strokes, tinnitus and chronic pain.Tinnitus is the perception of sound within ... Read more...

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Why it is difficult to produce large numbers of same type cells in lab


April 1st, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): Researchers have provided another piece in the puzzle of why it can be so hard to produce large numbers of the same type of cell in the lab ... Read more...

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‘Axonal damage is reversible’ in multiple sclerosis


March 28th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 28 (ANI): Researchers have indicated that 'axonal damage is spontaneously reversible' in early stages of multiple sclerosis thus paving way for new treatment for the disease.MS is a serious condition ... Read more...

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Sleepless nights can trigger euphoria, risky behaviour


March 24th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) A sleepless night can not only make us cranky and moody but also trigger euphoria, potentially leading to poor judgment and addictive behaviour. Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Brain can compensate loss of new cells


March 20th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) The brain is an amazingly adaptable organ that can restore critical functions linked with learning and memory even if its ability to make new cells is ... Read more...

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New study could lead to potential drug targets for schizophrenia, Parkinson’s


March 12th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study from the Scripps Research Institute and University of Pennsylvania could pave the way for potential drug targets for diseases ranging from schizophrenia to Parkinson's disease.By ... Read more...

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How nerve cell know where to grow and which cells to contact


February 14th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): How a nerve cell knows where it should grow and which cells to contact was unknown - until now.Scientists of the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried ... Read more...

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Scientists produce compound that may treat Parkinson’s disease


February 12th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): The first known compound to show significant effectiveness in protecting brain cells directly affected by Parkinson's disease, a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disorder, has been produced by the ... Read more...

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Do chinks in brain make you ill at ease?


February 11th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Why do some people fret over the most trivial matters while others remain calm in the face of calamity? Researchers blame it on chinks in the brain.Researchers at ... Read more...

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New finding may have implications for schizophrenia, autism


February 10th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A surprising mechanism that controls brain formation has been unveiled by a study from The Scripps Research Institute.The findings have implications for understanding a host of diseases, including ... Read more...

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Fruit fly nervous system ‘could pave way for wireless sensor networks’


January 14th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A new study conducted in fruit flies could be used to effectively deploy wireless sensor networks and other distributed computing applications.Ziv Bar-Joseph at Carnegie Mellon University found that ... Read more...

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General anesthesia ‘puts brain into a state of reversible coma, not sleep’


December 30th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): Three neuroscientists have claimed that the brain under general anesthesia isn't "asleep" as surgery patients are often told - it is placed into a state that is a ... Read more...

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How a gene mutation leads to autism


December 17th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have developed a mouse model to find how a gene mutation leads to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).They found that when one ... Read more...

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Key protein that allows nerve cells to repair themselves discovered


December 10th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A team of scientists has peered inside neurons to discover an unexpected process that is required for regeneration after severe neuron injury.The process was discovered during Melissa Rolls' ... Read more...

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Strawberries show promise against Huntington’s disease


November 16th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that strawberries and other fruits and vegetables slows the onset of motor problems and delays death in three models of Huntington's disease.Researchers ... Read more...

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Optogenetics used to effectively stimulate muscle movement in mice


September 27th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 27 (ANI): Researchers have used a new technique-optogenetics-to stimulate muscle movement in mice whose nerve-cell surfaces are coated with special light-sensitive proteins.The new approach allows scientists to more accurately reproduce ... Read more...

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How anxiety can trip our brains


September 14th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) Researchers have long wondered why people with anxiety can be paralysed when it comes to decision-making. Yuko Munakata, psychology professor at the University of Colorado in the US, ... Read more...

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Why our brains get tripped up when we’re anxious


September 14th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Scientists have elucidated the brain mechanisms that allow us to make choices and ultimately could be helpful in improving treatments for the millions of people who suffer from ... Read more...

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First genetic link to common migraine found


August 30th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): In a first of its kind study, scientists have traced genetic risk associated with migraine attacks, which might make it possible for the novel therapeutics to prevent migraine ... Read more...

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Scientists link nerve cell production with memory in humans


August 27th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that the production of new nerve cells in the human brain is linked to learning and memory.The University of Florida researchers ... Read more...

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Key target molecule for Alzheimer’s therapy identified


July 31st, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Alzheimer patients have high accumulations of the beta-amyloid - appearing in the form of plaques - in their brain. The precursors of these plaques are thought to be ... Read more...

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Scientists shed new light on how our vision works


July 28th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 28 (ANI): Australian scientists have shed new light on how our vision works. The findings could lead to the development of new tests for eye diseases such as glaucoma.Colour-sensing ... Read more...

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Star shaped brain cells regulate breathing


July 19th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Astrocytes, the brain cells named after their characteristic star-shape, play a key role in the regulation of breathing. Scientists at the University College London and the University of Bristol ... Read more...

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Drugs rescue fruit flies from Alzheimer’s


July 17th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Researchers have successfully prevented age-related cognitive decline in fruit flies with Alzheimer's gene mutation by treating them with drugs such as lithium, or by genetic manipulations that reduced ... Read more...

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Exercise can heal early brain stress


July 15th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 15 (IANS) Athletes have long known about the natural "high" that exercise can induce. Now, for the first time, medical researchers have demonstrated that exercise can also reverse the effects ... Read more...

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