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Doctors fail to nip Parkinson’s in the bud


April 16th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) Doctors are failing to diagnose Parkinson's disease during its early stages of origin as they are unable to recognise its early symptoms.The disease that afflicts thousands ... Read more...

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Scientists identify how brain cells keep us awake


November 7th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Scientists have identified brain cells that respond to bright light, secreting a substance that keeps us wake. Jerome Siegel, professor of psychiatry at the University of ... Read more...

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Watching online porn turning men hopeless in bed


October 22nd, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 22 (IANS) If you have been one of those who have always enjoyed watching pornography, it's time to stop. New research has found that online pornography is creating ... Read more...

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Here’s how you can perk up your sex life


March 9th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): Want to perk up your love life? Well, then start from the kitchen with food that will give you the oomph factor, says an expert.Hormone and anti-ageing specialist ... Read more...

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Using amphetamines ‘ups risk of Parkinson’s disease’


February 21st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has shown that use of amphetamines such as benzedrine and dexedrine may increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease.The two are often prescribed to increase ... Read more...

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Reduced levels of important neurotransmitter linked to multiple sclerosis


February 13th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have demonstrated that damage to a particular area of the brain and a consequent reduction in noradrenaline are associated with ... Read more...

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Novel approach could benefit stroke victims


February 9th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Two new studies from Spain provide conclusive evidence that a method developed by Weizmann researchers could accelerate recovery from stroke and head trauma.Much of the devastation of stroke ... Read more...

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Adult ADHD ’significantly ups risk of common form of dementia’


January 19th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new research has found that adults who suffer from attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more than three times as likely to develop a common form of ... Read more...

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Scientists discover gene that triggers violent anger


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation that could trigger violent anger under alcohol's influence. They sequenced the DNA of a number of impulsive volunteers and compared those ... Read more...

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Diet linked to onset of mental illness


December 14th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Previous studies have linked changes in diet to a reduction of abnormal behaviors in mentally ill people or animals, but a Purdue University research demonstrates that diet might ... Read more...

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What you eat can trigger mental illness


December 14th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) A change in diet is known to ease abnormal behaviour in the mentally ill. But a study in the US shows that diet might also trigger the onset ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on brain’s inherent ability to focus on learning


December 9th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Bristol have discovered a missing link that explains the interaction between brain state and the neural triggers responsible for learning.The discovery opens up ... Read more...

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Scientists discover ‘altruism gene’ that makes you more charitable


November 9th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Researchers at University of Bonn claim that they have found an 'altruism gene' that makes people more charitable.People with this change gave twice as much money on average ... Read more...

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Scientists discover key genetic trigger of depression


October 18th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Yale researchers have discovered a gene that seems to play a major role in triggering depression."This could be a primary cause, or at least a major contributing factor, ... Read more...

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Love as effective as drugs in driving pain away


October 14th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): If you experience intense and passionate feelings of love for someone, you probably won't need a doctor or drugs to drive pain away as love will do it ... Read more...

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How anti depressants work


September 17th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Researchers have finally discovered how anti depressants, such as Prozac, work.The teams of Odile Kellermann and of Jean-Marie Launay from Institut national de la sante et de ... Read more...

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Chubby chaps ‘better in bed’


September 3rd, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 3 (ANI): Chubby chaps can actually make love for longer, says a new study.Their sex sessions last an average 7.3 minutes, according to researchers from Erciyes University in Turkey, reports ... Read more...

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First genetic link to common migraine found


August 30th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): In a first of its kind study, scientists have traced genetic risk associated with migraine attacks, which might make it possible for the novel therapeutics to prevent migraine ... Read more...

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Human stem cells successfully used to treat Parkinson’s in rodents


August 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), researchers at the Buck Institute for Age Research have successfully treated rodents afflicted with Parkinson's Disease (PD).The research, which validates a ... Read more...

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Soon, drugs that could treat cocaine addiction


August 11th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Scientists are exploring pharmacological strategies to treat cocaine abuse in animals.The study may have implications for treating cocaine dependence in humans.Glutamate, a brain neurotransmitter, has been implicated ... 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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Study: Common soil Bacteria have antidepressant effects


June 15th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jun 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Studies by United Kingdom scientists have identified that a common soil bacteria have antidepressant effects. “These studies help us understand how the body communicates with the brain ... Read more...

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Mental illness, creativity discovered


May 22nd, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Thinking out of the box - creativity - has been previously linked to mental illness, such as schizophrenia. Neuroscientists have been trying to determine how the two are ... Read more...

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Endometrial stem cells could repair Parkinson’s related brain cell damage


May 7th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): In a study on mice, researchers found that stem cells derived from the endometrium (uterine lining) could repair brain cells damaged by Parkinson's disease, according to Yale School ... Read more...

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New discovery sheds light on mechanisms underlying Parkinson’s


February 10th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a molecular link between Parkinson's disease and defects in the ability of nerve cells to communicate.The study, from The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital ... Read more...

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Drug inhibiting serotonin in gut could reverse osteoporosis


February 8th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 8 (IANS) An investigational drug that inhibits production of serotonin, primarily known as a neurotransmitter, in the gut cured osteoporosis in mice and rats, according to a new report. Serotonin ... Read more...

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Scientists create circuit that can power itself from sunshine


February 4th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists have created a circuit that can power itself from sunshine, a technology that can eventually lead to a whole new generation of touchscreen devices that power themselves.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain controls bone formation


December 23rd, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, Australian scientists have found that brain controls formation of bone.The new findings have revealed that bone formation is delicately orchestrated by the brain, which ... Read more...

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Why adolescents are more prone to substance abuse


December 12th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): A study into why teens become addicted to smoking more easily than adults and why adolescents are more prone to substance abuse has been carried out.In an evaluation ... Read more...

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Depression really does change the way you see world


December 1st, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): The world looks different if you're depressed, concludes a new study.According to the reserach, depressed people find it easy to interpret large images or scenes, but when it ... Read more...

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New pathways to metabolise sexual assault drug found


November 21st, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Date-rape drug-4-hydroxybutyrate (4-HB)-can be metabolised by the human body in more than one ways, according to a new study.Ohio and Michigan researchers have determined new routes by which ... Read more...

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New discovery can speed up development of Parkinson’s drugs


November 19th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists from Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research have made a novel discovery that can speed up the development of more effective Parkinson's drugs.People with Parkinson's Disease suffer ... Read more...

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Brain chemical helps people make decisions


November 13th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Brain chemical dopamine has been found to play a vital role in making pleasurable decisions such as where to go on holiday, whether to start a family, claims ... Read more...

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Scientists using gene therapy to treat Parkinson’s disease


October 15th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): Scientists from French Atomic Energy Commission's Institute of Biomedical Imaging in Orsay are using gene therapy to treat Parkinson's disease.While the research conducted over monkeys has shown, ... Read more...

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Trials to test gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease underway


October 7th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Scientists at Michigan hospital have launched a trial to test gene transfer therapy that would help restore better mobility in Parkinson's patients who have lost responsiveness to drug ... Read more...

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