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Diabetes drug spurs growth of brain cells


July 6th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 6 (IANS) Popular diabetes drug metformin offers an unexpected yet alluring side effect - it encourages the growth of new brain cells.The discovery is an important step toward ... Read more...

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Stem cell implants can heal traumatic brain injury


January 16th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Implanted stem cells have substantially improved cerebral function in animals with brain trauma, but how they did it has remained a mystery. Now an important part ... Read more...

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Regrowth of key brain cells linked to benefits of exercise, sexual behaviors


March 11th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Hong Kong researchers have reviewed the causes and impacts of neurogenesis.The two studies have linked the regrowth of key adult brain cells (neurogenesis) in two critical areas of ... Read more...

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Stem cell advance paves way for novel treatments for brain diseases


December 8th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): University of Rochester scientists have developed a way to isolate neural stem cells from human brain tissue with unprecedented precision.It could be an important step toward developing new ... Read more...

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Oz scientists open new window on brain by investigating nose stem cells


October 27th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): Australian scientists have found that stem cells picked from deep within the nose are similar to the ones found in the brain.Research team of the Griffith University ... Read more...

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Discovery of key pathway interaction paves way for brain growth therapies


September 17th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 17 (ANI): The two major types of signalling pathways activated during brain cell development-the epidermal growth factor receptor pathway and the Notch pathway-operate together to determine how many and which ... Read more...

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Human neural stem cells ‘can restore mobility in chronic spinal cord injury cases’


August 20th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): In a first of its kind study, researchers have shown the reversal of long-term hind-limb paralysis.The UC Irvine study demonstrated that human neural stem cells can restore mobility ... Read more...

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Gene crucial for lifetime of memories discovered


August 19th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Scientists have found that a gene named Prox1 is a key player in normal development of a brain structure crucial for learning and memory and remains active throughout ... Read more...

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Now stem cell treatment for paralysed patients


August 18th, 2010 - 2:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Japanese scientists claimed to have found a novel method of stem cell treatment that can cure paralysed patients. The research team at Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, ... Read more...

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Boffins ‘reprogram’ adult mouse fat cells into stem cells


July 27th, 2010 - 10:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Scientists at the Monash Institute of Medical Research, Australia, have successfully "reprogrammed" adult mouse fat cells and neural cells into clinically useful stem cells that can differentiate into ... Read more...

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Longevity gene could help maintain cognitive function during aging


November 6th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): A gene known for its link with longevity in roundworms and humans could affect the function of stem cells that generate new neurons in the adult brain, according ... Read more...

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Gene that controls number of brain cells identified


October 5th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 5 (ANI): Scientists from University of North Carolina have identified a gene that controls the number of cells composing brain.Called GSK-3, the gene has been found to strike a balance ... Read more...

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Injectable gel helps regenerate brain tissue in traumatic injuries


September 3rd, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, a Clemson University bioengineer has successfully regenerated brain at the site of a traumatic brain injury with the help of a novel biomaterial gel.Assistant ... Read more...

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Stem cells rescue mice memory in advanced Alzheimer’s


July 22nd, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Neural stem cells can rescue memory in mice with advanced Alzheimer's disease, opening the way to treating dementia that afflicts 5.3 million people in the US. Mice genetically engineered ... 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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Indian American researcher to gets White House award


July 10th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Sanjay Kumar, an Indian American researcher at California University, Berkeley is among 100 beginning researchers named by President Batack Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards ... Read more...

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Tumour suppressor gene in flies holds promise to prevent human brain tumours


June 23rd, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore have identified a tumour-suppressing protein in the brains of fruit flies, called PP2A (protein phosphatase 2A), which has a counterpart ... Read more...

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Nerve cells permit brain to regenerate itself


June 3rd, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) Nerve cells in the brain produce an anti-inflammatory molecule that allows the brain to repair itself, according to a new study. Inflammation is the response of body tissues ... Read more...

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Neural stem cells may give rise to brain cancer


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A deficiency in a key tumour suppressor gene in the brain could cause the most common type of adult brain cancer, called Glioblastoma, revealed researchers at University of ... Read more...

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Eye cells deemed to be retinal stem cells are actually normal adult cells


March 31st, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have found that eye cells believed to be retinal stem cells are actually normal adult cells, and thus therapies to restore ... Read more...

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Cancer causing enzyme also helps brain growth


March 13th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) An enzyme potentially associated with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and stroke appears to have yet another major role to play: helping create and maintain the brain. When scientists ... Read more...

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Popular enzyme found to play major role in brain growth


March 12th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A well-known enzyme linked with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and stroke has now been found to help create and maintain the brain, according to scientists at ... Read more...

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Scientists successfully use stem cells to replace stroke-damaged tissue in rats


March 9th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): Scientists have achieved a significant success in using stem cells to replace stroke-damaged tissue in rats. Led by Dr Mike Modo of King''s College London, the research ... Read more...

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Stem cells replace stroke-damaged tissue in rats


March 9th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Effective stem cell treatment for strokes received a boost when scientists succeeded in replacing stroke-damaged brain tissue in rats. Their work, carried out at the Institute of Psychiatry, ... Read more...

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Stem cell therapy may reverse brain birth defects


December 30th, 2008 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): Using stem cells to replace defective brain cells, scientists at Hebrew University of Jerusalem have successfully reversed brain birth defects in animal models.Prof. Joseph Yanai and his ... Read more...

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Study proves exercise helps reverse age-related memory decline


November 18th, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Besides reducing the waistline, exercise can reverse the age-related decline in the production of neural stem cells in the hippocampus of the brain, confirms a new mice-based ... Read more...

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Scientists identify origins of malignant brain tumour


August 13th, 2008 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) A new discovery about where and how the most malignant type of brain tumour originates could spur better therapies and improve understanding of how tumours are initiated. A ... Read more...

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Stem cells for spinal cord repair identified


July 22nd, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) A promising discovery by MIT researchers has possibly shown the way to non invasive treatment of debilitating spinal cord injuries. It hinges on certain stem cells within the ... Read more...

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Stem cells for spinal-cord repair identified


July 22nd, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers have identified stem cells within the spinal cord that, if persuaded to differentiate into more healing cells and fewer scarring cells following an injury, may lead ... Read more...

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Ending moderate drinking may lead to depression


July 9th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Heres another reason to keep drinking moderate amounts of alcohol without it you might end up in depression.According to a new research, stopping drinking, especially at ... Read more...

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Indian researchers find Japanese encephalitis virus is double trouble for the brain


July 8th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A new study from the National Brain Research Center at Manesar, Haryana, has found that the Japanese encephalitis virus or brain fever virus damages the brain in ... Read more...

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Early stem cell mutation linked to autism


July 1st, 2008 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): A breakthrough study on mice has shown that mutations in neural stem cell development may be linked to autism.Reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy ... Read more...

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Feel good hormones in the brain halt cancer progression in rats


June 10th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A US-based Calcutta University alumnus has revealed a mechanism whereby the brain can prevent the progression of cancer.Dr. Dipak K. Sarkar, a professor in the Department of ... Read more...

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Awakening dormant brain stem cells is possible, say scientists


June 7th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): A team of researchers at Schepens Eye Research Institute claims to have identified specific molecules that can help awaken the sleeping brain stem cells.Dr. Dong Feng ... Read more...

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Human stem cells halt fatal nerve disease in brain-impaired mice


June 5th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have used human stem cells to cure mice afflicted with a neurological condition similar to a set of ... Read more...

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