neurobiology

Sounds, smells help people learn while asleep?


August 27th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Aug 27 (IANS) People can pick up new information with the help of specific sounds and smells, even while asleep, says an Israeli study.For instance, if certain odours ... Read more...

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Music helps children improve listening, learning


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) A little music training in childhood can help improve brain functions in adulthood, especially the complex processing of sound involving listening and learning."Based on what we ... Read more...

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Stress, depression can shrink brain


August 13th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Don't take stress or depression lightly, they can actually shrink the brain and contribute to both emotional and mental degradation, according to a US study.Now researchers ... Read more...

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Heart drug could make you less racist!


March 8th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) A common heart disease drug may have the unusual side-effect of combating racism, Daily Mail reported Thursday.Volunteers given the beta-blocker, used to lower heart rates, scored ... Read more...

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Software takes guesswork out of fossil hunting


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) A software based on artificial intelligence can pinpoint productive fossil sites, eliminating guesswork from the process.Traditionally, fossil hunters often could only make educated guesses as to ... Read more...

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Has human mind reached limit of its intelligence?


July 31st, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) The human mind may have reached its limit of intelligence, as a research has suggested that the humans are presently as smart as they are ever ... Read more...

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Prairie voles’ social bonding offers hopes for new autism therapies


April 30th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30(ANI): The process by which prairie voles learn to bond with their mate are offering researchers at the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience (CTSN) at Emory University a useful tool ... Read more...

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Gene mutation behind brain size and shape identified


April 29th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
A team of researchers led by the Yale School of Medicine and three other universities conducted a genetic analysis on one Turkish family and two Pakistani families with offspring born with the ... Read more...

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Why normal kids with Rett syndrome become abnormal later?


April 14th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A study has unravelled the mystery as to why children suffering from Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder on the autism spectrum, start out developing normally in infancy and ... Read more...

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Here come clues to long-term memory making


March 21st, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) You may recall the exact shade of your beloved's eyes for years. But how do you do it? Answer to the question may have a bearing ... Read more...

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Epilepsy trigger found


March 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Bochum's neuroscientists have reported that hereditary diseases such as epilepsy or various coordination disorders may be caused by changes in nerve cells of the cerebellum, which do not ... Read more...

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Genius linked to prenatal exposure of higher levels of testosterone


March 12th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study from University of Alberta has said that being bright is linked to prenatal exposure of higher levels of testosterone.According to Marty Mrazik, in the same ... Read more...

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Potential link between immunity, schizophrenia revealed


February 28th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new study from UC Davis has indicated that the number of connections between nerve cells in the brain can be regulated by an immune system molecule.The research ... Read more...

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Loss of gene ‘24′ saps will to wake up


February 17th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) In what could also impact humans, the loss of a crucial gene, dubbed "24", disrupts the fruit fly's sleep-wake cycle, sapping their will to awaken.The gene, discovered by ... Read more...

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Hand movements may give clues to ADHD severity


February 15th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Two studies have found markers for measuring the ability of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to control impulsive movements, which may reveal insights into the neurobiology ... 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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Two genes key to wiring brain’s nerve cells


February 14th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Scientists have now been able to show that growing nerve cells realise when they've reached their target area in the brain -- thanks to the interaction of ... Read more...

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60 minutes: Endless memory


December 20th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Can you imagine having an endless memory? Well it’s not entirely science fiction any more.Scientists say there is tiny fraction of people who have endless ... Read more...

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How we perceive sour tasting foods


November 25th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new research has gained some interesting insights into how our tongues perceive sour taste.Sour is the sensation evoked by substances that are acidic, such as lemons and ... Read more...

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Beautiful females must smell and taste like ones too to bag a date


November 24th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): It seems that being a great looking female is just not enough - for her to be attractive, she has to "smell" and "taste" like one too.When it ... Read more...

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Honeybees can give humans a lesson in democracy


October 3rd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): A Cornell biologist has revealed that when honeybees seek a new home, they choose the best site through a democratic process that humans would do well to emulate.In ... Read more...

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Fizzy drinks light up pain sensors set off by spicy food


September 29th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the carbon dioxide in fizzy beverages sets off the same pain sensors in the nasal cavity as mustard and horseradish."Carbonation evokes two ... Read more...

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Brain molecule gives cocaine addiction clue


September 17th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Those who have used cocaine are more prone to becoming addicted, even after long drug-free periods. And now, researchers have found the reason behind such relapses.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Aerobics help improve sleep, mood and vitality


September 16th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Regular aerobic exercise improves the quality of sleep, mood and vitality, according to a new study. The study is the first to examine the effect of aerobic exercise ... Read more...

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Study on genetics in fruit flies sheds light on brain function


September 11th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 11 (ANI): Researchers studying neurobiology in fruit flies (Drosophila) have come up with a new method to understand brain function with potential applications in studies of human neurological diseases.Bing Zhang ... Read more...

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How the neck helped evolution of human brain


July 28th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): The neck gave humans so much freedom of movement that it played a major role in the evolution of the human brain, according to new research.The study, conducted ... Read more...

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Science behind ‘once bitten, twice shy’ unravelled


July 27th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): The first time you burn your fingers by touching a hot stove you get the lesson to avoid doing it in the future. And now scientists are trying ... Read more...

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Blame your serotonin levels for being a crybaby


July 16th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Always end up crying while watching a movie high on emotional quotient? Well, blame your serotonin levels for it, says a new study.Frederick van der Veen of the ... Read more...

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Stimulating fingers, lips and face could prevent strokes


July 14th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A good massage, listening to a song or otherwise stimulating the right nerve endings could prevent strokes, if a discovery in rats could be translated in humans, revealed ... Read more...

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Antihypertensive drugs may offer protection against Alzheimer’s


June 24th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Carvedilol, the drug currently prescribed for the treatment of hypertension, may lessen the degenerative impact of Alzheimer's disease and promote healthy memory functions, scientists at Mount Sinai School ... Read more...

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Blood sugar-regulating hormone also influences sensitivity to sweetness


June 16th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a blood sugar-regulating hormone may also alter a person's sensitivity to sweet-tasting foods.Scientists from University of Maryland School of Medicine found that changing the ... Read more...

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Genes that regulate sleeping and feeding identified


June 11th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified two genes in a fruit fly Drosophila that regulate sleeping and feeding.The study conducted by scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and ... Read more...

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Abnormal blood clots linked to Alzheimer’s


June 10th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Abnormalities in the process of blood clot formation may contribute to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), new research suggests.The study advances our understanding of the link between ... Read more...

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Novel mechanism may help turn off cancer growth in humans


June 8th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Despite being different organisms, plants and animals share a surprising number of biological mechanisms. Now, a plant biologist at Tel Aviv University says that one of these mechanisms ... Read more...

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Two key brain regions work in tandem like integrated network


April 20th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Two important areas in the central nervous system- basal ganglia and the cerebellum-are linked together to form an integrated functional network, say researchers at the University of Pittsburgh.Each ... Read more...

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