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Discovery may help target Alzheimer’s better


July 26th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 26 (IANS) Panic disorders and Alzheimer's can be treated more effectively by targeting a new brain area that specialises in peripheral vision, according to a research.Researchers led by ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug spurs growth of brain cells


July 6th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 6 (IANS) Popular diabetes drug metformin offers an unexpected yet alluring side effect - it encourages the growth of new brain cells.The discovery is an important step toward ... Read more...

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Scan reveals what brain looks like when you are angry


June 19th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) A new brain scan shows what it looks like when a person runs out of patience or loses self-control. It would explain why someone who works ... Read more...

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Vaccine extends life of brain cancer patients


April 19th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A new brain cancer vaccine, which uses material from patients' own tumours, holds promise of extending their lives by several months, show results of a multicentre ... Read more...

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Brain cell growth during adolescence key to sociability


October 7th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) The growth of brain cells during adolescence is the key to sociability, which produces an opposite effect when impaired or blocked, new research says.Mice shunned the ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants boost brain cells after injury


April 19th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Anti-depressants may help spur the creation and survival of new brain cells after brain injury, researchers say. Jason Huang and colleagues at the University of Rochester ... Read more...

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How anti-depressants create brain cell


April 13th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Scientists have finally discovered how anti-depressants make new brain cells, which could help researchers develop better and more efficient drugs to combat depression.The study by scientists from the ... Read more...

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How marijuana affects the way the brain processes emotional info


April 6th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how drugs like marijuana affect the way the brain processes emotional information.Drugs act on naturally occurring receptors in the brain called cannabinoid receptors. However, the ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on the brain’s ability to reorganize itself


March 19th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to isolating the mechanisms by which the brain compensates for disruptions and reroutes neural functioning - which could ultimately lead to treatments for ... Read more...

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New brain training app for research into ageing minds developed


March 4th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have developed an application to discover the true effectiveness of brain training exercises in 50-plus people.The Brain Jog application, which is available to ... Read more...

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The mere sight, smell of food hikes dopamine levels in binge eaters


March 1st, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new brain imaging study has revealed that just the mere sight or smell of food elevates dopamine - a brain chemical linked to reward and motivation - ... Read more...

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New brain computer interface for spinal cord injury patients introduced


February 18th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): University of Pittsburgh researchers are set to place brain-computer interfaces (BCI) in patients with spinal cord injuries to test if it is possible for them to control external ... Read more...

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Genes of the immune system linked to increased risk of mental illness


February 8th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A thesis from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, has revealed that genes linked to the immune system can affect healthy people's personality traits as well as the ... Read more...

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New brain imaging technique shows effects of Parkinson’s drug


December 1st, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Using a new brain imaging technique, neuroscientists could see an investigational drug for Parkinson's disease get into a patient's brain and affect blood flow in several key structures, ... Read more...

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Kids with autism have distinctive patterns of brain activity


November 16th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Researchers have identified a distinct pattern of brain activity that may characterize the genetic vulnerability to developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD).The new brain-imaging study by Yale School ... Read more...

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Can’t remember faces? Blame your superior reading skills


November 13th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): Do you have bad memory for faces? Well, your superior reading skills may be to blame, according to a new brain-scan study.Previously, Stanislas Dehaene at the INSERM-CEA Cognitive ... Read more...

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Indian-origin doc’s ‘chewing gum’ cure to save kids across world


September 9th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 09 (ANI): A new brain surgery technique, which has been invented by an Indian-origin doctor to save the life of a seriously ill newborn baby, is set to be used ... Read more...

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Secrets of our minds


August 27th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by admin
By Anita ThomasNeuropsychologists and Neurocriminologist study the brains of serial killers and new brain scans reveal that they could be natural born killers. ABC Primetime goes deep into the minds of ... Read more...

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New brain study may help predict anxiety, depression in young


August 12th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): A new study has pinpointed the brain regions that are relevant to developing childhood anxiety.The findings may lead to new strategies for early detection and treatment of ... Read more...

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Discovery of new brain passage may help predict Alzheimer’s early


August 11th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): For decades, scientists have struggled to locate the tiny passage, which is believed to deteriorate gradually as part of normal aging and far more quickly due to Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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How gain and loss affect optimistic and pessimistic brains


August 5th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Our belief in whether we would succeed or fail at a given task-and the consequences of winning or losing-directly affects the levels of neural effort put forth in ... Read more...

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North Korea Develops New Brain Cells Multiplying Drink


June 7th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey The official news agency of North Korea has stated that the country has developed a new drink that would boost the growth of brain cells and would also slow ... Read more...

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Power of touch helps paternal mice to bond with offspring


May 11th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): Scientists have shown that paternal mice bond with their offspring through the power of touch.In the study, it was shown that paternal mice that physically interact with their ... Read more...

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Kids High On The New ‘Brain Power Boosting’ Drugs


April 26th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Apr 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The latest episode of the popular show on CBS called "60 Minutes," explored the recent tendency of the younger generation, especially those who still go to ... Read more...

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Statins ’slow multiple sclerosis progression’


April 15th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Cholesterol-lowering drugs statins can slow the progression of multiple sclerosis, a study has found.The UCSF-led study examining the impact of statins on the progression of multiple sclerosis found ... Read more...

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Jogging boosts brain power


January 19th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Jogging a couple of days a week can significantly improve memory, say researchers.The study led by Cambridge University showed that running triggered the growth of hundreds of thousands ... Read more...

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New brain scan better detects early signs of Alzheimer’s


January 7th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): A new brain scan, called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), has been found to be better at detecting earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease in healthy people, according to a ... Read more...

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10 New Year’s resolutions that will keep you hale and hearty


January 2nd, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 2 (ANI): Are you searching for a good New Year's resolution? Well, US website LiveScience has come up with 10 to pick from, and has also provided scientific reasons as ... Read more...

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Chemo drugs may lead to cognitive decline


December 18th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study from University of Rochester Medical Centre has shown that four commonly used chemotherapy drugs disrupt the birth of new brain cells, eventually leading to a ... Read more...

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Verbal cues help in improving kids reading skills


December 11th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) Verbal instructions do prompt the brain into improving a kid's reading skills, says a new study. Timothy Keller and Marcel Just, from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), wanted to track ... Read more...

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Learning to read can physically alter brain


December 10th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Scientists from Carnegie Mellon University have found the first evidence that intensive instruction to boost reading skills in young children causes the brain to physically rewire itself, thereby ... Read more...

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Healthy mind really does live in a healthy body


December 5th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): A new study has proved an old saying 'healthy mind lives in a healthy body'.Researchers from University of Gothenburg in Sweden have revealed that regular exercise boosts brain ... Read more...

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New brain connections form rapidly during motor learning


November 30th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study conducted on mice has shown that new connections begin to form between brain cells almost immediately as they learn a new task.The research team from ... Read more...

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Four in 10 ‘coma patients’ may be conscious, says expert (Lead)


November 24th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) The doctor who discovered a Belgian patient presumed to have been in a deep coma for 23 years while being conscious all along has said the breakthrough highlights ... Read more...

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One in four ‘coma patients’ may be conscious, says expert


November 24th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) The doctor who discovered a Belgian patient presumed to have been in a deep coma for 23 years while being conscious all along has said the breakthrough highlights ... Read more...

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