nervous system

Student commits suicide for uncontrollable blushing


July 13th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) A 20-year-old student in the US killed himself after suffering with uncontrollable blushing for years, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.Brandon Thomas, a University of Washington student, ... Read more...

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Attention key to recovery in stroke, feel researchers


May 22nd, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 22 (IANS) Attention may have an important bearing on the successful recovery after a stroke, reseachers believe. People with a curious condition that causes them to apply make-up ... Read more...

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Rare illness turns two Britons into kids


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) Two Britons seem to be ageing in reverse after contracting a bizarre condition which is rapidly making them behave like kids.The two brothers -- Matthew, 39, ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s drugs may have serious side-effects


February 20th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Drugs for Alzheimer's disease currently undergoing clinical trials may have adverse side-effects, warns a new study.The drugs could act like a bad electrician, causing neurons (nerve ... Read more...

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Worms on ISS mission reproduce in space


November 30th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) British researchers sent a type of worm that shares 20,000 genes with humans to the International Space Station (ISS) to test how they deal with space ... Read more...

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Socialising with friends can help you slim


September 7th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A busy social life with lots of friends could be helpful in being slimmer than spending hours on a treadmill, scientists have found.According to scientists, who ... Read more...

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600 farm rabbits die of dog fright


August 19th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) Some 600 rabbits have died of stress after three dogs broke into a farm in eastern China, a media report said.The incident occurred in Haixin village ... Read more...

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Grape seed extracts could protect against Alzheimer’s


July 16th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) An antioxidant contained in grape seeds may help prevent Alzheimer's or delay the progression of the degenerative disease, say experts.Grape seed polyphenols, a natural antioxidant, prevent ... Read more...

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Missy Elliott talks about her journey with Graves’ disease


June 24th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, June 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) During an interview with People magazine, rapper and producer Missy Elliot spoke about her struggle with Graves’ disease. It has been six years since the singer came ... Read more...

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Thyroid hormone is crucial in controlling eye’s visual pigments


March 30th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Thyroid hormone plays a very important role where the eyes are concerned, as it controls which visual pigment is produced in the cones.Previously, it was assumed that the ... Read more...

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How HIV affects brain function in its initial stages


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 03 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that a new mouse model closely resembles how the human body reacts to early HIV infection and is shedding light on nerve cell damage related ... Read more...

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Electrical stimulation therapy benefits people paralyzed by spinal cord injury


February 18th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): In a study, Toronto scientists found that a new treatment approach, which uses tiny bursts of electricity to reawaken paralyzed muscles "significantly," reduced disability and improved grasping ability ... Read more...

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Cockroaches inspiration behind future robots


February 8th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Ask anyone who has ever tried to squash a skittering cockroach - they're masters of quick and precise movement. And scientists are now trying to incorporate this feature ... Read more...

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Cockroach ‘to fine-tune robots of the future’


February 8th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers are using the maddening locomotive skills of cockroaches to improve robots of the future.Amir Ayali of Tel Aviv University's Department of Zoology said the ... 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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Brit school run by followers of Beatles’ yogi to teach meditation daily


January 31st, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): A private school in Britain run by followers of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the spiritualist who taught The Beatles transcendental meditation, is set to daily impart the technique ... 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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Teen dancer paralyzed after ear piercing goes awry


November 12th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A British teenager was left paralyzed after a piercing exercise went woefully wrong. Authorities say that when the 15-year-old dancer who had the piercing, developed a viral ... Read more...

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Teen Dancer Left Paralyzed By Ear Piercing Recovers


November 12th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Just like any other teenager of her age, 15-year-old Grace Etherington, was quite upbeat when she got an ear pierced. However, the consequences that she would ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on the biology of autism


November 12th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Researchers at University of California San Diego have discovered a new window of opportunity for successful autism therapy.Alysson Muotri and colleagues made the discovery by first transforming adult ... Read more...

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Here’s how one can turn the worst of nightmares into sweet dreams


November 1st, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 01 (ANI): Nightmares leave most of us waking up scared and dreading the thought of going back to sleep, but researchers have suggested that there is a way by which ... Read more...

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Peshawar bomb attack victims struggle for daily life


October 28th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 28 (IANS) The victims of a devastating car bomb attack in Pakistan's Peshawar city in 2009 still face enormous hardships to meet their daily needs as the bombing had snatched ... Read more...

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Swine flu jab linked to rare nerve disease


October 18th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) There may be a possible link between the swine flu jab and an increased risk of developing a rare nerve disease, admit health watchdogs. Experts are carrying ... Read more...

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‘Sixth sense’ makes lovey-dovey couples’ brains work in sync


September 27th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 27 (ANI): Always wondered how your partner could actually read your mind? Well, this is not just a fruit of your imagination, for scientists have now found that some couples ... Read more...

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Bryan Singer, McG Make Digital Shorts For Warner Bros.


September 24th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 24, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bryan Singer and McG are soon going to make a few digital short films for Warner Bros. These two directors have earned a name for themselves after ... Read more...

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Artificial skin is sensitive to even the slightest pressure


September 13th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have announced that they have successfully developed an artificial "skin” that is sensitive to touch.The development is a milestone for scientists who are looking for ways to ... Read more...

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Cockroaches could help fight MRSA, E.coli


September 5th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Sept 5 (ANI): Cockroaches and locusts, which are widely reviled for their dirty image, could actually be more of a health benefit than a health risk, say scientists.Scientists at Nottingham University ... Read more...

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Bacteria found in California cheese products


August 28th, 2010 - 5:30 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) Cheese products sold in California have been found tainted with listeria monocytogenes bacteria, officials said. The products - labelled as Morningland Dairy Raw Milk Cheese Garlic Colby and ... Read more...

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Re-released ‘Avatar’ to showcase sexy extra scenes


August 23rd, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 23 (ANI): The re-released 'Avatar' will be more saucier as it returns to the big screen for a limited run- it is going to woo the audiences with yet ... Read more...

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Ketamine — a magic drug for snapping out of blues


August 20th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) A single dose of ketamine drug acts like magic for snapping out of the blues. Ketamine has been used as an anaesthetic for animals and, in some cases, ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to pesticides linked to attention problems later in life


August 20th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): A new study has found that kids who were exposed to organophosphate pesticides while still in mother's womb are more likely to develop attention disorders later in life.Researchers ... Read more...

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New discovery may be the answer to Lou Gehrig’s death


August 18th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): A new study has raised a question: did the baseball legend Lou Gehrig actually die of the disease that has come to bear his name, or a similar, ... Read more...

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Why response times and decision-making processes slow with age


August 15th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): Researchers have hypothesized why an individual's response times and decision-making processes slow as they age- a breakdown of the brain's neural circuitry."This 'neural noise' means that we lose ... Read more...

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New method to reveal brain’s wiring


August 10th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): USC College neuroscientists used the power of a new method for tracing brain circuits running through a "hedonic hot spot" related to food enjoyment.The circuit tracing method allows ... Read more...

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Bid to smuggle narcotics foiled in Dubai


August 3rd, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 3 (IANS/WAM) Authorities in Dubai have foiled a bid to smuggle 1.57 kg of crystal narcotics brought in by a passenger from an African country. A customs inspector at ... Read more...

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