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Sensor detects glucose in diabetics’ saliva, tears


August 24th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) A new type of bio-sensor can detect minute traces of glucose in saliva, tears and urine, doing away with pinpricks for diabetes testing."It's an inherently non-invasive ... Read more...

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Digital signal processing technique sheds light on memory and learning


February 8th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Scientists are using a digital signal processing technique, long used by statisticians, to understand the roots of memory and learning, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and stroke.Researchers at Rice ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Key mechanism in the development of nerve cells found


September 30th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Helsinki have found a new mechanism that adjusts the functional development of nerve cell contacts in the brains of newborns.Led by Dr. Sari ... Read more...

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Short stressful events can enhance working memory


July 24th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Acute stress resulting from short stressful incidents can actually enhance learning and memory, says researchers at the University at Buffalo.In trials on rodents, the researchers have shown that ... Read more...

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Stress is good, getting stressed out is not


July 24th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Experiencing chronic stress day after day can produce physical and mental wear and tear and retard learning. However, acute stress -- a short stressful incident -- may energise ... Read more...

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Huntington’’s disease improves brains ability at some cognitive tests


November 27th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 27 (ANI): German researchers are surprised that the deadly neurological disease Huntington''s improves ability at some cognitive tests. Christian Beste, from the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and ... Read more...

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Swamping bad cells with good slows spinal cord disease


October 20th, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Transplanting a new line of stem cells into rat models of Lou Gehrig's disease, that ends in fatality, slows down neuron loss and extends life, a new study ... Read more...

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Outnumbering bad cells with good reduces neuron loss, extends life in ALS rats


October 20th, 2008 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
London, October 20 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have found in experiments conducted on rat models of ALS, also called Lou Gehrig''s disease, that transplanting a new line of stem cell-like cells ... Read more...

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New brain cells linked to cannabinoid signalling machinery


March 27th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have found that its not only neurons in the brain that are sensitive to cannabinoidsthe active chemicals in marijuana, but also cells ... Read more...

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Lack of protein may be responsible for deafness, epilepsy in humans


January 25th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A study in mice conducted by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco has provided a pathway for exploring the hereditary causes of deafness and epilepsy in ... Read more...

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