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Brain altering drug calms fears also


June 13th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to calm fears with a drug that alters brain chemistry and help in understanding people at risk of anxiety disorders, including ... Read more...

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Study finds enzyme that gives rats better long-term memories


March 4th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study has found that increased levels of a natural brain enzyme gives rats better recall of old remembrances.A U.S.-Israeli team has found that they could make ... Read more...

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Scientists shed light on cellular basis of depression


February 24th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists have identified hyperactive cells in a tiny brain structure that may play an important role in depression.The research, conducted in rats, is helping to reveal a ... Read more...

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Boys get greater kick from caffeine than girls


February 20th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Boys seem to get a greater kick out of caffeine than girls, according to the results of a double-blind study. Boys also credited caffeine with having a positive ... Read more...

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Protein that turns off stress identified


February 9th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) How does the body recover from responding to shock or acute stress? This question is at the heart of a research which has identified a protein family central ... Read more...

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Revenge cuts both ways in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Study


October 5th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 5 (ANI): A team of scientists from the University of Zurich, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tel Aviv and Quinnipiaq Universities have found that attacks by both Israel and ... Read more...

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How deficiency of a protein results in fragile bones


July 28th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a protein, the lack of which can result in a smaller skeleton during development and sets the stage for a more fragile bone framework lifelong.The ... Read more...

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How we evolved from apes to humans


July 13th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Scientists have found that as human brains evolve, they become less like apes, according to a new study.The areas of brains that help in language and reasoning-grow ... Read more...

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Whales too ‘can feel and suffer’ like humans


June 21st, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21 (ANI): Whales also demonstrate human-like characteristics of self-awareness, suffering and a social culture along with high mental abilities, according to marine biologists.The findings, put forth at a recent conference, ... Read more...

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Diabetes linked to schizophrenia


June 9th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Glitches in insulin function-characteristic in diabetes and obesity - could directly contribute to psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, according to researchers.Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have discovered a molecular ... Read more...

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American Scientists Endeavoring To Procreate A Cat-Level Brain


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Pentagon-backed scientists aspire to generate a human-like engine in the future. But they are starting off with the aspiration of constructing artificial astuteness on the ... Read more...

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‘Nude’ hospital gowns could help docs better spot hard-to-see symptoms


April 30th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Changing the color of hospital gowns and bed sheets to match a patient's skin color could greatly enhance the ability of a doctor or nurse to detect cyanosis ... Read more...

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How microscopic creatures survive without sex for 50 million years


February 2nd, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Reports have it that there is one creature in the world that can survive without sex for 50 million years, by simply drying up.For most animals, sex ... Read more...

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Caffeinated drinks buzz boys more


January 12th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 12 (ANI): Caffeinated beverages have stronger effects on boys than on girls, says a new study.Published in Behavioural Pharmacology, researchers in the study looked at how consuming caffeine affected children ... Read more...

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Infosys fetes five leading minds with science honour (Lead)


January 5th, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, January 4 (IANS) In an attempt to encourage quality scientific research and bright young minds to pursue science as a vocation, the Infosys Science Foundation Monday conferred five leading ... Read more...

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Infosys awards five Indian scientists for achievements


January 4th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Felicitating the brightest scientific minds of the year, the Infosys Science Foundation Monday awarded five achievement prizes to eminent Indian scientists and scholars for their path ... Read more...

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Scientists create schizophrenia mouse model to improve treatment


December 29th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Scientists at the Medical College of Georgia have created a schizophrenic mouse model, which they believe will help in developing new therapies for the disorder.They created the novel ... Read more...

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Direct link between insulin, core body temperature discovered


November 20th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a direct link between insulin-a hormone long linked to metabolism and metabolic disorders such as diabetes-and core body temperature.This is the first time the ... Read more...

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Tiny insect brains can perform remarkable feats of mental gymnastics


November 18th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): A growing number of studies indicate that although insects have tiny brains, they can perform some seriously impressive feats of mental gymnastics.According to a report in Discovery News, ... 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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Indian-American untangles mystery of long-lasting memories


August 12th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) A study led by an Indian-American has untangled how long-lasting memories form in the brain, potentially opening the way to prevent and treat post-traumatic stress disorder. "Although many things ... Read more...

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Brain protein might get you hooked on drugs, alcohol


May 29th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) A brain protein can practically hook you on to drugs and alcohol by hijacking the normal functioning of its reward circuitry. Researchers investigating this addiction "switch" have now implicated ... Read more...

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How drug-or-alcohol addiction tricks the brain


May 29th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): The brain's pleasure center gets hijacked when someone becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol. This, in turn, disrupts the normal functioning of its reward circuitry.Now, researchers investigating ... Read more...

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Why Alzheimer’’s patients tend to develop epilepsy


March 19th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): An international team of scientists have found out why Alzheimer''s disease sufferers go on to develop epilepsy.Led by scientists at Aberdeen University in Scotland, the research team ... Read more...

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Childhood victims may carry chemical changes to DNA into adulthood


February 23rd, 2009 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
London, February 23 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, has shown that childhood abuse victims can carry chemical changes to their DNA into adulthood. Study ... Read more...

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New drug may help aging baby boomers get sleep


August 16th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 16 (ANI): A leading Tel Aviv University expert has developed a drug that may help aging baby boomers get the much-needed sleep.Circadin has been developed at Tel Aviv University ... Read more...

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How brown rice helps reduce nerve, vascular damage from diabetes


July 29th, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): New research has cast new light on how eating germinated brown rice can provide medical benefits to diabetics.Published online in the Journal of Lipid Research, the ... Read more...

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Scientists take to human-frog hybrids to study autism


July 22nd, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, Irvine, are studying the way the brain cells of among autistic people behave by fusing cells from the preserved brains of ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researcher unveils Sleepless gene


July 18th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): New research by an Indian-origin researcher has revealed that flies with a genetic mutation sleep at least 80 per cent less than normal ones.Amita Sehgal, a ... Read more...

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Study on octopus sheds new light on how the brain stores, recalls memory


June 18th, 2008 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A study on octopuses conducted by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has provided new insights into how the brain stores and recalls memory.Dr. Benny ... Read more...

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Stimulating one brain cell is all it takes to change behaviour


December 20th, 2007 - 5:19 pm ICT by admin
London, December 20 (ANI): Scientists have found that stimulating one brain cell is enough to affect learning and behaviour.The finding contrasts with the long-held notion that thousands of neurons are required ... Read more...

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