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Bid to smuggle 17 kg crystal meth foiled in Dubai


December 21st, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 21 (IANS/WAM) A bid to smuggle over 17 kg of illegal crystal meth, also referred to as ice, was foiled by the customs at the international airport here.The ... Read more...

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Pill poppers invite more cycles of depression


July 20th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 20 (IANS) Pill popping seems to be the easiest thing to do in the world, especially when trying to drive away our blues. But a study says the ... Read more...

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Temporary changes in brain speed up learning


April 14th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washinghton, April 14 (IANS) Temporary changes in brain could speed up learning, paving the way to improved treatments for strokes, tinnitus and chronic pain.Tinnitus is the perception of sound within ... Read more...

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How brain learns and encodes new skills


April 14th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): UT Dallas researchers have found that brain nerve stimulation accelerates learning in laboratory tests.The breakthrough may aid treatment of learning impairments, strokes, tinnitus and chronic pain.Another major finding ... 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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Spinal ‘Botox’ jab could relieve pain


December 26th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): A new study has found that Botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNT/A)-better known as Botox-reduces responses to an inflammation-related pain stimulus when injected into the spinal canal in mice."BoNT/A, ... Read more...

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New fluorescent biosensor to aid drug development


July 30th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Carnegie Mellon researchers have come up with a new fluorescent biosensor that could aid in the development of an important class of drugs that target a crucial class ... Read more...

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Why the world looks dull and gray when you are blue


July 21st, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): The whole world seems to be dull and gloomy if you are depressed-this is because the ability to perceive contrast is impaired, say experts.The researchers ran an ... Read more...

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Depression does make the whole world seem dull and gloomy


July 19th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): The whole world seems to be dull and gloomy if you are depressed-this is because the ability to perceive contrast is impaired, say experts.The researchers ran an ... Read more...

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How lead exposure damages the brain


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have established how exposure to lead during early brain development in children can damage it.They found that exposure to lead during the ... Read more...

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Enzyme behind baby blues found


June 17th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Other than loss of estrogen, an increase in levels of enzyme, called monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) in the female brain after giving birth, is what causes baby blues ... Read more...

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Study shows ‘female Viagra’ works


May 19th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A pill called Flibanserin can boost sex drive in women. It's being called 'female Viagra.'A new paper from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists reports that ... Read more...

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Blame your genes for credit card debt


May 4th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): A gene linked with impulsive and addictive behaviour makes people up to 16 per cent more likely to have credit card debt, a study has found.The study was ... Read more...

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Reading, writing information directly into brain may soon be possible


February 26th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Scientists in Japan are developing electric sensors using nanotechnology that could not only read information from our brains, but also write information to it.Dr Keiichi Torimitsu of Nippon ... 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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“2010 will see cosmetic products with psychological benefits as well”


December 29th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): 2010 will be the year of innovations in beauty industry with 'mood beauty' becoming one of the key trends, according to research firm Mintel.With the increasing popularity of ... Read more...

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New finding may provide novel therapeutic targets for depression


October 19th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Georgetown University Medical Center researchers have clarified how neurotransmitters like norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine, are regulated - a finding that may provide new therapeutic targets for depression.Drugs currently ... Read more...

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Blood pressure researchers identify surprising new syndrome


March 17th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Yale researchers say that they have identified previously undescribed syndrome associated with seizures, a lack of coordination, developmental delay and hearing loss. The researchers have revealed that they ... Read more...

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Protein that control hormones critical to women’’s health found in pituitary gland


January 12th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have uncovered the location of a protein, called on Syt IV, which regulates hormones critical to women''s health- the pituitary gland. Scientists ... Read more...

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New schizophrenia therapy target identified in the brain


November 6th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 6 (ANI): University of Pittsburgh researchers are apparently excited about the identification of a brain region that responds to more than one type of anti-psychotic drug, as the feel ... Read more...

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New anti-obesity medicine twice as effective as previous diet drugs


November 3rd, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 3 (ANI): An anti-obesity medicine called tesofensine has been found to be about twice as effective as any previous diet drug. The drug made by NeuroSearch of Copenhagen, Denmark, ... Read more...

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Why flushing is harmful for you


August 10th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): While you may ignore flushing as sign of embarrassment, anger or excitement, but as it turns out, the redness of the face, ears, neck can be a ... Read more...

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Scientists take to human-frog hybrids to study autism


July 22nd, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, Irvine, are studying the way the brain cells of among autistic people behave by fusing cells from the preserved brains of ... 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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Master regulatory molecule for brain wiring identified


November 22nd, 2007 - 12:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): A master regulatory molecule, which is responsible for triggering the remodelling of neuronal connections that is critical for learning, has been identified by a research co-authored by an ... Read more...

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Natural hormone may lead to safe treatment for high blood pressure


November 14th, 2007 - 10:19 am ICT by admin
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Pine bark extract improves healthy nitric oxide production in body


November 14th, 2007 - 2:26 am ICT by admin
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