neurological disorders

WHO expands steps to fight non-communicable diseases


April 25th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 25 (IANS) Aiming to tackle the high occurrence of non-communicable diseases in southeast Asia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said here Wednesday that it would expand technical competence ... Read more...

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Magnetic pulses could overcome depression, schizophrenia


February 8th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) Magnetic pulses could stamp out neurological disorders such as Parkinson's, depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy and stroke after researchers unravelled how they work to stimulate the brain.Jennifer Rodger, ... Read more...

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Music therapy to cure patients


December 14th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Dec 14 (IANS) Patients especially those undergoing strenuous therapy and treatment can now look forward to getting healed by ragas and world music, courtesy a musical therapy centre that ... Read more...

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Brain parasite affects reward producing chemical


November 6th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) Brain parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which infects more than 60 million people in the US alone, directly affects the output of dopamine, a key chemical that controls ... Read more...

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Government policies should address children’s issues: Experts


May 10th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Government policies, especially in the fields of agriculture and environment, should address children's issues, like the effect of poisonous gases and pesticide use on children, ... Read more...

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Optogenetics could one day be used to treat Parkinsons


May 4th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The invention of optogenetics tools has literally shed light on how our brains work, providing hope for a new treatment for neurological disorders such as Parkinsons.These 'tools' take ... Read more...

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Electrical oscillations key for storing info in brain


April 30th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Electrical oscillations in the brain, long thought to play a role in organizing cognitive functions such as memory, are critically important for the brain to store the information ... Read more...

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Human Biological Clocks Depends On The Season You Are Born In


December 7th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new scientific study has revealed that depending on which season a child is born, his or her biological clock functions. It says that the weather ... Read more...

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Why babies born in summer have sunnier dispositions


December 6th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): The season in which a baby is born can have a dramatic effect on their biological clocks function, according to a new study.The study conducted on mice might ... Read more...

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New mice study offers hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s


December 4th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that dynamic regulation of the chaperone protein Hsp27 is required to get rid of abnormally accumulating tau in the brains of mice ... Read more...

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Scientists discover a key autism gene in brain


November 4th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Scientists have edged a step closer to unravelling the riddle of autism - they have found for the first time how a gene linked to autism rewires the ... Read more...

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How the brain forms habits


October 31st, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A new study from MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Research has shown that brain's habit formation appears to be an innate ability that is fine-tuned by experience- specifically, ... Read more...

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Comparing Indian and classical singing could help find speech disorder cure


October 5th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): By comparing Hindustani singing, a North Indian traditional style of singing, and classical singing, such as the music of Puccini, Mozart and Wagner, researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Cattle’s eyes may become new windows to detect mad cow disease


September 12th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 12 (ANI): A team of researchers, led by Iowa State University, US, says that the eyes of cattle may reveal signs of neurological disorders such as mad cow disease.Noticing the ... Read more...

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New gene for memory identified in fruit fly could provide Alzheimer’s clues


September 9th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time identified a new gene that is required for memory formation in Drosophila, the common fruit fly.The gene may have similar functions ... Read more...

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‘Guardian’ protein prevents DNA damage during replication


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 2 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a protein in yeast that safeguards the yeast cells' genome during replication - a process vulnerable to errors when DNA is copied.Researchers from Cornell University's ... Read more...

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Sleep disorder may help predict Parkinson’s disease decades earlier


July 29th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Sleep disorder may be a sign of dementia or Parkinson's disease up to 50 years before the disorders are diagnosed, says a new study.Mayo Clinic scientists found identified ... Read more...

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Wine could boost memory and learning ability


July 12th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory has found that Resveratrol, which is found in wine and activates a group of enzymes known as sirtuins, might now help ... Read more...

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All-doctor band raises funds for patients in Pune


June 20th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Pune, June 20 (ANI): An all-doctors band called 'Lets Act' in Maharashtra's Pune city are raising funds for economically-disadvantaged patients by giving musical performances.For the last eight years, these doctors have ... Read more...

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Mutant gum disease bacteria offer clue to Alzheimer’s treatment


May 26th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Florida College of Dentistry claim that a defective, mutant strain of the bacterium that causes gum disease could provide a clue to potential ... Read more...

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Cuba hosts global meet on neurological disorders


March 9th, 2010 - 6:29 am ICT by IANS
Havana, March 9 (IANS) More than 250 experts are participating in an international conference here to exchange information for preventing neurological disorders, Prensa Latina reported. Experts from Spain, the US, Britain, Panama and ... Read more...

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‘UK universities must conduct dope tests to control use of smart drug’


February 21st, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 21 (ANI): In order to prevent the usage of alertness and attention boosting drugs by students during exams, UK universities must introduce random dope tests, a Cambridge University professor has ... Read more...

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Zebrafish may help offer mental illness treatment


January 19th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): American researchers say zebrafish can help find treatments for mental illness and neurological disorders since their brain chemistry is similar to humans.According to Randall Peterson of Massachusetts General ... Read more...

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Scientists decode how brain records thought-word connect


January 13th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Scientists have decoded how the brain records thoughts stimulated by words, paving the way for better treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders. "In effect, we discovered how the brain's ... Read more...

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Homage paid to Bhopal Gas tragedy victims


December 3rd, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, Dec.3 (ANI): Indians paid homage to the gas tragedy victims on Thursday at an all religion prayer meeting held here.One of the world's most deadly industrial disasters, the Bhopal gas tragedy ... Read more...

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Structure of ‘temple of the mind’ unlocked


November 30th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Researchers have unravelled the structure of a very complicated and important brain protein, which is shaped like a temple-an accomplishment that could trigger the development of new treatments ... Read more...

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Cholesterol drugs may be effective against cancer too


October 28th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) Millions of people worldwide use statins, a class of drugs used to lower blood cholesterol, but new research shows they may also be effective against cancer. Statins lower cholesterol ... Read more...

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Statins may be effective against cancer


October 28th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Cholesterol-lowering medicines, also known as statins, can prove effective in the treatment of cancer, says a new study.The research from the University of Gothenburg has been published in ... Read more...

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Brain-damaged kids often have cold hands, feet


October 20th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Many wheelchair-bound children with neurological disorders have much colder hands and feet than other kids and most receive no special help, says a report. "These children have a disorder ... Read more...

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Brain-damaged kids often have cold hands and feet


October 20th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Many children with neurological disorders using wheelchair have much colder hands and feet than other kids, according to thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, ... Read more...

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New method to turn blood-brain barrier into therapy delivery system


September 22nd, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): Researchers at University of Iowa have discovered a way to turn the blood brain barrier into a production and delivery system for getting therapeutic molecules directly into brain ... Read more...

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Avian flu strain makes brain more prone to Parkinson’s disease


August 11th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): Experts at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital say that there is at least one strain of the H5N1 virus that leaves avian flu survivors at significantly increased risk ... Read more...

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Pupils with high memory storage capacities are not easily distracted


August 7th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): While many people complain of getting perturbed by the sound of blowing horns while trying to concentrate on something, researchers have now found that students with high memory ... 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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Scientists discover active genes in the developing mammal brain


July 14th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Penn State scientists claim that they have for the first time used high-throughput sequencing to uncover active genes in developing brains.The researchers believe that their work provides ... Read more...

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