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Chip makes rats move, may help humans too


October 4th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) A chip that helped injured rats move can open the way to providing human amputees with fully functioning robotic limbs, new research says.The chip, mimicking a ... Read more...

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Neurons play distinct roles at different stages of epileptic seizures


March 28th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): A new study has found that epileptic seizures begin with extremely diverse neuronal activity - contrary to the classic view that they are characterized by massively synchronized activity. ... Read more...

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Now, a camera that creates real-time, 3D colour movies of the brain!


February 5th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): A team of doctors have written software that creates dynamic, real-time, three-dimensional colour movies of the brain."We usually think of cameras as looking out at the world. This ... Read more...

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Scientists get closer to understanding how brain’s ‘hearing center’ works


October 19th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Scientists have taken a step closer in unravelling the mystery-how our aural world is based on the frequencies of sounds.A team of scientists led by Anthony Zador of ... Read more...

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Why cocaine is so addictive


October 19th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Scientists have found how cocaine corrupts the brain and becomes addictive.These findings are the first to connect activation of specific neurons to alterations in cocaine reward.The results ... Read more...

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Use of local anaesthetics can benefit inflammatory bowel disease sufferers


July 8th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Local anaesthetics are likely to have potential therapeutic effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new study.Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a disease of the gastrointestinal ... Read more...

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Scientists devise ‘pacemaker’ for brain


June 29th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Disorders such as depression or Parkinson's may be helped by stimulating certain areas of the brain with controlled precision, says a study, encouraging scientists to create a pacemaker ... Read more...

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Soon, a ‘pacemaker’ for the brain


June 29th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Israeli scientists are trying to develop a chip that will allow doctors to wire computer applications and sensors to the brain, aiding the treatment of disorders such as ... Read more...

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Magnets can improve language ability in Alzheimer’s patients


June 24th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated that a brain stimulation technique, known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, boosts the language ability of patients with Alzheimer's disease.Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or rTMS ... Read more...

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Local anaesthetics may help in treatment of inflammatory bowel disease


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Local anaesthetics might have potential therapeutic effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), suggests a new study.IBD is a disease of the gastrointestinal tract, mainly the intestines that may ... Read more...

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Imaging techniques reveal new picture of sound processing


February 2nd, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Maryland have come up with a surprising picture of neuronal activity after using advanced imaging techniques to see how the brain processes sound.The ... Read more...

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Memory-forming brain cell conversations decoded


December 16th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists from Medical College of Georgia have unravelled the conversation of memory-forming brain cell - a finding that would eventually lead to better therapies.According ... Read more...

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Worms may offer new epilepsy treatments


December 10th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A new study on worms by researchers at the University of Alabama has shed light on cellular mechanisms that could be exploited to treat epilepsy.The researchers said that ... Read more...

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Metal catalysts in carbon nanotubes block critical signalling pathway in neurons


August 28th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): In what may prove very useful in improving treatments for human neurological disorders, Brown University scientists have found out why carbon nanotubes tend to block a critical signalling ... Read more...

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Revolutionary new way could lead to early-detection of Alzheimer’s


August 13th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Researchers at Tel Aviv University are pioneering a new way to track the effect of memory on brain structure - a development that could lead to an early-detection ... Read more...

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Scientists identify alcohol-binding site in the brain


June 29th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have a step closer to understanding how alcohol alters the way brain cells work.The researchers say that they have identified ... Read more...

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How neuronal activity is timed in brain’s memory-making circuits


May 30th, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have challenged the long-held assumption that theta oscillations-a type of prominent brain rhythm that orchestrates neuronal activity in the hippocampus-remain ... Read more...

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Unexpected outcomes key to human learning


March 14th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 14 (ANI): Psychologists and neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania say that unexpected outcomes play a significant role in human learning. Describing their study in the journal Science, the ... Read more...

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Scientists find potential clues to epilepsy, autism, schizophrenia


December 10th, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Rice University researchers claim to have uncovered a potential clue to the roots of neurological disorders like epilepsy, autism and schizophrenia.The research team led by Eric Howlett ... Read more...

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Artificial brain-muscle connections restore movement to paralyzed monkeys arms


October 16th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 16 (ANI): American researchers have successfully restored movement to monkeys with their arms temporarily anesthetized, with the aid of a direct artificial connection from their brains to muscles. Funded ... Read more...

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Brain signals remain active even in dreamless sleep


October 1st, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): In one of the first direct looks at one of the human brain''s most fundamental "foundations", neuroscientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have ... 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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IIT alumnus unveils cells that make brain imaging possible


June 20th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): An IIT-Kanpur alumnus, currently associated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), says that he and his colleagues have unravelled the mystery as to what makes non-invasive ... Read more...

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How the brain translates intent of action into muscle movements


May 8th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Have you ever wondered how your simple intent to perform an action, like reaching for a glass, is transformed into the coordinated symphony of muscle movements? Well, ... Read more...

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Intelligent people are also masters of rhythm


April 17th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Swedish researchers have shown that intelligence and rhythmic accuracy go hand in hand, by finding that those who do well in intelligence tests are also good at ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drug can prevent seizures in rats


March 7th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 7 (ANI): Researchers at Yale University School of Medicine have discovered that a drug already used to control a type of epileptic seizure can also prevent future seizures in rats.Epilepsy ... Read more...

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Polymer scaffolds may help regenerate damaged nerves


December 14th, 2007 - 4:29 pm ICT by admin
London, December 14 (ANI): US scientists have found that a polymer laced with chemicals that mimic a key neurotransmitter has the ability to trigger the regeneration of damaged nerve cells.Yadong Wang, ... Read more...

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Cradle of optimism pinpointed in the brain


November 14th, 2007 - 2:48 am ICT by admin
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