nervous systems

CO2 threatens fish’s very survival in oceans


January 16th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Can you imagine seas and oceans completely bereft of colourful fish? The possibility may not be all that far-fetched, thanks to rising carbon dioxide (CO2) ... Read more...

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‘Emotional intelligence’ sharpens as we enter our 60s


January 3rd, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): Psychologists from the University of California, Berkeley have found that older people have a hard time keeping a lid on their feelings, especially when watching heartbreaking or disgusting ... Read more...

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People in 60s cope better with stress


December 17th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) People in their 60s are better at coping with stressful situations than their younger counterparts and empathizing with the less fortunate. A team of researchers led by ... Read more...

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Emotional intelligence sharpens as we enter our 60s


December 17th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Psychologists from the University of California, Berkeley have found that older people have a hard time keeping a lid on their feelings, especially when watching heartbreaking or disgusting ... Read more...

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What a pregnant woman eats, drinks, feels affects baby well into adulthood


November 2nd, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): It's a known fact that a mother's diet affects her baby's health, but new studies are showing that these effects are carried out well into adulthood.The food ... 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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Misfolding neural proteins linked with autism


September 13th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): Misfolding and other molecular anomalies in a key brain protein is associated with autism spectrum disorder, international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, ... Read more...

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Misfolded neural proteins linked to autism disorders identified


September 11th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified misfolding and other molecular anomalies in a key brain protein due to gene mutation may lead to autism spectrum disorders.An international team, led by researchers ... Read more...

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Bees buzzing about cities produce tastier honey


August 20th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Bees buzzing about cities produce tastier honey, even though they have been associated with wildflower meadows and landscapes. Bees feeding on lime trees, common in suburban gardens, produce ... Read more...

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Pesticide exposure in womb causes attention disorders


August 20th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Children whose mothers were exposed to pesticide during pregnancy were at a greater risk of having attention disorders as they grew up, suggests a study. University of California ... Read more...

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Crayfish brain offers new insight into human decision-making


June 16th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Crayfish, just like organisms of higher complexity, observe their environment, and then make value-based decisions- a trait that could offer new insights into human decision making.According to a ... Read more...

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Music helps kids process speech more accurately


February 23rd, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Playing musical instruments helps youngsters process speech more accurately in noisy classrooms and interpret nuances of language that are conveyed by subtle changes in the human voice, says ... Read more...

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Fish can help improve nervous system function


December 17th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Omega-3 fatty acids, commonly found in fish, appears to play a significant role in improving nervous system function, reveals a new study.The researchers insist two omega-3 fatty acids ... Read more...

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How stress may kill you


December 1st, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Showing the link between the nervous and immune systems, researchers have discovered how stress may kill you.According to a report in the December 2009 print issue of the ... Read more...

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Soon, ‘robobees’ that mimic bees’ behaviour


September 13th, 2009 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): A Northeastern University neurobiologist is collaborating with Harvard University researchers to develop micro flying robots that will emulate the bees' brain, body and collective behaviour.Biology professor Joseph Ayers ... Read more...

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Why we sleep - ’science-wise’


August 21st, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): From animals to humans, everybody requires a good night sleep. However, the function of sleep still remains one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of science, say researchers.While many ... Read more...

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Music lessons may boost a person’s ability to hear in noise


August 18th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Musical training could enhance a person's ability to hear speech despite the deleterious effects of background noise by strengthening auditory memory and the representation of important acoustic features, ... Read more...

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Why chimps are 4 times stronger than humans


March 31st, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): In a new research, a scientist has suggested that chimpanzees are four times stronger than humans because our nervous systems exert more control over our muscles, thus preventing ... Read more...

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Musicians” ”well-tuned” brains can identify emotion


March 4th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Searching for a guy who understands even your most subtle emotional signs? Well, then find a musician, suggests a new study, which found that artists'' brains are ... Read more...

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Licorice ingredient may help treat cocaine addiction


February 19th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers in Korea and Pennsylvania have claimed that an ingredient in licorice shows promise as an antidote for the toxic effects of cocaine abuse.The study has been ... Read more...

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How depression dramatically ups risk of death from heart attack, stroke


February 10th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at Loyola University Health System in Maywood has explained how depression dramatically increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and death after ... Read more...

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Mumbai Police to launch no- honking campaign


February 5th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Feb 5 (ANI): In a bid to bring down noise pollution, the traffic police in Mumbai has launched a no-honking campaign from Thursday. The campaign aims to educate motorists on the ... Read more...

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Mating with female boosts male’s sexual longevity


January 23rd, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Mating with a female can boost the male's sexual longevity by a dramatic 20 percent, according to a study. A team, headed by Ralph Brinster, of the University ... Read more...

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Female companionship can boost male reproductive life by a fifth


January 23rd, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): The reproductive life of male mouse gets a boost of about 20 percent if it lives with a female mouse, according to researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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India a thriving global e-waste dump yard


August 7th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Shweta Srinivasan New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) If you thought your old outdated PC or television was safely in a junkyard rotting away or being dismantled, think again. A study by a ... Read more...

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Boys with low birth weight more likely to have poor health later in life


July 24th, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): A Southampton University research team says that boys who had low weight at the time of their birth are more likely to have poor health later in ... Read more...

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Nerve cells help flies respond quickly to obstacles while flying


July 22nd, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers at Imperial College London have discovered that two key sets of nerve cells in a fly''s brain enable its gaze to stay stable during complex aerial ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on evolutionary origins of the brain


June 9th, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute say that they have gained fresh insights into the evolutionary origins of the brain, and how it evolved into the ... Read more...

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Aussie yabbies dont forget their enemys face


February 29th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 29 (ANI): Australian yabbies do not forget the face of their enemies, say researchers.Zoologists in the Department of Zoology, the University of Melbourne, say that their finding is based on ... Read more...

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Forgiveness may be good for your health


January 3rd, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): If youre holding a grudge against someone, waste no time in pardoning him or her, for a study in the January issue of Mayo Clinic Womens HealthSource has ... Read more...

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Even prawns do feel pain


November 14th, 2007 - 10:17 am ICT by admin
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