neuroscience research

Schizophrenic brain tries to heal itself


August 6th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 6 (IANS) Brains of people who suffer from schizophrenia may attempt to repair damage caused by the disease, suggesting an adult brain's capacity to change and grow.Professor Cyndi ... Read more...

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Dementia can drain words of meaning


July 27th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Dementia can impair one's ability to recognise words describing feelings such as 'thrilled' and 'annoyed', according to the latest research.Sharpley Hsieh and colleagues from Neuroscience ... Read more...

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Nintendo Wii helps stroke patients recover


July 21st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Stroke patients considered too far gone to regain use of affected limbs are now showing signs of recovery because of a new therapy that utilises the ... Read more...

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‘Left brain crucial for music-linked emotions’


June 4th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Language-based areas of the brain, primarily on the left, are important for extracting emotional meaning from music, says a new study.Our emotions and feelings are typically ... Read more...

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Can video games promote healthier aging?


April 24th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 24 (IANS) Videogame technology has significant benefits for older adults by providing cognitive stimulation and being a source of social interaction, exercise, and fun, say two new studies.The ... Read more...

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Two genes tell how Parkinson’s progresses


February 13th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 13 (IANS) Two genes tied to protein accumulation in a Parkinson's patient's brain can tell how quickly the disease will progress in an individual, says a new finding."Our ... Read more...

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Mind governs skin’s reactivity to allergies


January 19th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) A harmonious mind-body connect, the key to good health, also seems to determine how your skin reacts to allergies.A team of neuroscientists have found that if ... Read more...

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Restless legs? There could be brain malfunction


November 18th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that people suffering from restless legs syndrome, which causes uncomfortable sensations in the limbs, have reduced function in an area of the brain ... Read more...

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Scientists identify genetic link to suicidal behaviour


October 9th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 9 (IANS) Blame a specific gene if you are having morbidily suicidal thoughts about life in general.Neuroscientists have unearthed evidence that links a specific gene to suicidal behaviour, ... Read more...

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Tiny shocks help schizophrenics do better


August 1st, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) Brain function in schizophrenia improves after being subjected to very mild, painless electrical currents through electrodes on the scalp.In a recent study using a technique called ... Read more...

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Elderly? Get some sunshine to prevent falls


May 5th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) It's a good idea for older people to get some sunshine regularly. For, it helps maintain adequate Vitamin D levels which in turn can prevent falls.A ... Read more...

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Effects of nicotine upon brain mirror those of cocaine


May 4th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new neuroscience research has found that nicotine has a similar initial impact on the brain as cocaine, explaining why both are highly addictive substances.In the new experiments, ... Read more...

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New study finds a possible off-switch for anxiety


January 12th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Singapore scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how anxiety is regulated in the vertebrate brain.The new findings have shed light on how the brain normally shuts off ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to advances in treating anxiety disorders


January 8th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 08 (ANI): UCLA life scientists have discovered what may be a completely unexplored drug target for the treatment of anxiety disorders.Normally, when people or animals experience a frightening event, ... Read more...

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Shrinking brain in dementia prompts overeating


November 16th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that a shrinkage in the brain is the reason why some people with dementia are compulsive overeaters, paving the way for better diagnosis and new ... Read more...

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Dementia drug could be ‘within our grasp’, say Oz scientists


October 29th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 29 (ANI): Australian scientists say that a drug treatment that could slow the onset of certain types of dementia could be 'within our grasp'.Dr John Kwok and colleagues from ... Read more...

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New research may help patients recover from brain injury


October 6th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 06 (ANI): A new study may potentially help people who have lost their ability to remember due to brain injury or disease.By examining how we learn and store memories, scientists ... Read more...

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Riding in the back seat increases your chances of getting hurt


August 23rd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, August 23 (ANI): Elderly passengers who ride in the back seat of new cars are three times more likely to sustain a serious or fatal injury during an accident than those ... Read more...

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Breakthrough in stem cell culture, holds hope for cures


June 1st, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) For the first time, human embryonic stem cells have been cultured under chemically controlled conditions without the use of animal proteins, paving the way for harvesting large quantities ... Read more...

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Same neural networks in brain process familiar and newly learnt words


August 29th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): A series of experiments conducted as part of the Academy of Finland's Neuroscience Research Programme (NEURO) have shown that the brain uses the same neural networks to process ... Read more...

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Oxford, McGill universities tie up on brain research


July 4th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 4 (IANS) Two prestigious universities - Oxford in Britain and McGill in Canada - have joined hands for research on the human brain. The two universities are among world leaders ... Read more...

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Key contributor to Alzheimer’’s disease process identified


November 15th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Researchers from Louisiana State University, New Orleans claim to have identified a key contributor in the development of Alzheimer''s disease.They revealed that a fragment of ribonucleic ... Read more...

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Non-human primates vital for neuroscience research


May 16th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by admin
London, May 16 (ANI): Monkeys have long been used as an alternative to humans for various experimental studies, and now a new review has backed the concept by claiming that non-human ... Read more...

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