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‘Gluttony gene’ forces you to gobble non-stop


March 19th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on a 'gluttony gene' that converts you into an eating machine even if you are full.Mice tests have demonstrated that a mutation on ... Read more...

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Prescription marijuana without memory loss on horizon


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Scientists may be able to design a cannabis drug in the future that can treat pain and seizures without hurting the memory, the Daily Mail reported ... Read more...

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Taste sensing brain areas mapped for first time


September 7th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Each taste, from sweet to salty, is sensed by a set of neurons in the brain. Now scientists have mapped for the first time how taste ... 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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‘Bilingual’ neurons may help uncover secrets of brain disease


March 19th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 19 (ANI): University of Montreal and McGill University researchers have discovered a type of "cellular bilingualism" - a phenomenon that allows a single neuron to use two different methods of ... Read more...

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Brain cells prone to Alzheimer’s attack grown in lab


March 4th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Scientists have grown brain cells that are prone to an attack from Alzheimer's for the first time in a breakthrough that could help reverse memory loss.The team from ... Read more...

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Genes associated with binge drinking identified


March 1st, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 01 (ANI): Scientists have identified two genes associated with binge drinking that may open doors to new, more effective treatments for excessive alcohol drinking.University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers ... Read more...

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Study finds gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered a gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia and a signaling pathway that may be treatable with existing compounds."In some ways, this is ... Read more...

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Babies understand words in a grown-up way


January 8th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new study has found that even though babies are too young to talk, they can understand words and process them in a grown up way.Scientists at the ... 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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Eating dirt could actually make your kids smarter: Study


November 24th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 24 (ANI): Here's some good news for parents who constantly worry about their kids' hygiene after they spend time in the play ground - eating dirt could actually make your ... Read more...

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‘They all look alike’ effect is down to the brain


November 5th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): A team of psychologists at the University of Glasgow, UK, has finally found why people so often have trouble telling those of a different race apart.They have identified ... Read more...

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‘Introspection’ brain networks fully formed in newborn babies


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Brain areas thought to be involved in introspection and other aspects of consciousness are fully formed in newborn babies, a new study has found.The new research challenges some ... Read more...

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Scientists pinpoint gene linked to depression


October 18th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Scientists have identified a gene that may be the "primary cause" of depression, thereby enabling the development of new treatments and early diagnosis of the condition.Researchers at Yale ... Read more...

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Chromosomal break leads to puberty gene discovery


October 1st, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A break in two chromosomes has given scientists a break in finding a new gene involved in puberty, according to a new study.The study has also helped clear ... Read more...

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How our brains ‘light up’ when we navigate


September 30th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 30 (ANI): A new Australian research has found that specialised neurons in the brain 'fire' corresponding to the direction that a person is moving.Dr Oliver Baumann of the Queensland Brain ... Read more...

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Yeast offers clues to Parkinson’s disease


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Yeast can be simple model to study molecular basis of Parkinson's disease, says a scientist.Dr Tiago Fleming Outeiro from the Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon, Portugal says ... Read more...

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Critical ‘traffic engineer’ of the nervous system found


September 9th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 9 (ANI): Researchers have identified a critical enzyme that keeps traffic flowing in the right direction in the nervous system-a feat that could pave the way for new treatments for ... Read more...

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Exercise ‘makes you feel full’


August 25th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Brazilian researchers have discovered that exercise not only helps you shed kilos by burning calories but also makes you feel full by triggering neurons in the brain.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Depression ‘dampens sense of smell’


August 13th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Can't smell the roses? Well, maybe you're depressed, says a new study, which has found that the part of depressed people's brain responsible for the sense of smell ... Read more...

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Gene variant role in Parkinson’s discovered


August 1st, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 1 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have discovered that a tiny, gene-regulating snippet of RNA may play a role in Parkinson's disease.They have shown that a microRNA sequence, which ... Read more...

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How memory is disrupted in people with disease linked to learning disabilities


July 17th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): By uncovering how a genetic condition, called neurofibromatosis type 1, or NF1, disrupts working memory, researchers at UCLA have suggested a potential drug target for correcting learning disabilities ... Read more...

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Boffins advice golfers to putt with a ‘Quiet Eye’


July 13th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Exeter have a piece of timely advice for pros taking that crucial putt at the upcoming British Open - keep your eye ... Read more...

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Prevention of mental decline in aging rats offers hope to patients with Alzheimer’s


July 9th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A compound, called P7C3, could restore the capacity to form new memories in aging rats, likely by improving the survival of newborn neurons in the brain's memory hub, ... Read more...

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Brain chemical boosts body heat, helps burn excess calories


July 7th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): An enzyme in the brain known as PI3 kinase might control the increased generation of body heat that helps burn off excess calories after eating a high-fat meal, ... Read more...

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Human brain is ‘unreliable and noisy’ !


July 1st, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): The human brain, the most powerful computing device known, is also intrinsically unreliable and truly 'noisy', scientists have established.The study appears in the journal Nature.A long-standing hypothesis ... Read more...

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Mechanism in the brain’s computation of sound location identified


June 30th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30(ANI): Researchers have identified the mechanism that brain uses to help process sound localization.Animals have to capacity to locate the source of a sound by detecting microsecond (one millionth ... Read more...

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Bacteria Can Work As Antidepressants: Study


June 15th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): If you love to go out and play in the dirt, then it’s good news for you. According to a new research study, ... Read more...

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Playing in the dirt can make you smarter


May 25th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Exposure to a natural soil bacterium, which people likely ingest or breathe in when they spend time in nature, could increase learning behavior, claim researchers.The finding will be ... Read more...

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Genetic risk factor for Parkinson’s disease identified


January 16th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new genetic risk factor for Parkinson's disease.Researchers involved in the study were from the Institute of Human Genetics of Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen and ... Read more...

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Maternal behaviour creates new neurons


December 18th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study on adult, virgin rats has shown that maternal behaviour itself can trigger the development of new neurons in the brain independent of whether the female ... Read more...

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Anticipation of sweets ’causes muscles to start taking up more blood sugar’


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Even the anticipation of bingeing on donuts, ice cream and chocolate truffle can cause your muscles to start taking up more blood sugar, scientists have said.According to researchers, ... 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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New neurons erase old memories to make new ones


November 13th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Newborn neurons in the brain make room for new memories by moving out the old ones, concludes a new mice study.The study provides some of the first evidence ... Read more...

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Gene linked to abnormalities in learning, behaviour identified


November 9th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 9 (ANI): Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have identified a new gene linked to significant abnormalities in learning and behaviour.They said that the loss of CHRNA7 gene through deletion ... Read more...

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