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Did King Tut die of disease that gave him breasts?


September 13th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen probably suffered from an inheritable form of temporal lobe epilepsy that gave him abnormally large breasts, according to the Daily Mail.Tutankhamen was revered ... Read more...

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‘Deep sleep, not brain, switches on puberty’


September 13th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Slow-wave or deep sleep may be the controlling factor in the onset of puberty, rather than the involvement of any brain part in this process, says ... Read more...

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Brain doesn’t allow math, memory to mix


September 4th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) There is a limit to multi-tasking after all. The brain is not wired to allow you to balance your chequebook while introspecting, say researchers who have ... Read more...

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Father’s love greatly impacts personality development


June 13th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) A father's love contributes as much - and sometimes more - to a child's development as does a mother's love. That is one of many findings ... 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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Brain areas responsible for spirituality revealed


April 21st, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) The areas of brain responsible for the many aspects of spiritual experiences have been revealed by US researchers.Scientists have speculated for years that the human brain ... Read more...

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Is there a ‘God spot’ in the brain?


April 20th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Scientists have long speculated on a 'God spot,' a distinct area of the human brain responsible for spirituality, but actually multiple areas of the organ may ... Read more...

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Heart failure linked with grey matter loss


February 5th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) Heart failure may also linked to loss of cerebral grey matter and impaired cognitive functions -- which involves all aspects of perception, thinking, reasoning and remembering, ... Read more...

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Electric shock improves academic performance


January 26th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Passing small electric currents through the brain can lead to increased academic performance and boost people's learning, a study has said.Known as "Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation", ... Read more...

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Internet addiction is like drugs: Study


January 12th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Addiction to the internet could cause damage to the brain similar to that by use of alcohol and drugs, a Chinese study has said.According to scientists, ... Read more...

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Animal ‘empathy’ to shed light on human feelings


December 9th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) The mechanism behind emotions in rats promises to shed light on the nature of human emotions like empathy and nurturing.Jaak Panksepp, professor of veterinary and comparative ... Read more...

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Our brains have a ‘rich club’ too


November 6th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) Our brains have regions that are "rich" - or highly connected to other parts of the brain - and other parts are subservient to this 'Rich ... Read more...

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Female sex hormone regulates weight


October 20th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Female sex hormone estrogen regulates appetite and body weight, while insufficient estrogen receptors in brain parts may lead to obesity.The findings are potentially important for millions ... Read more...

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Our brain keeps growing well into our 20s


September 23rd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 23 (IANS) Our brain continues to grow well into our 20s -- not just stopping at adolescence as once thought in medical science.New evidence to this effect has ... Read more...

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Alcohol dulls brain into making mistakes


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Why do people with above average intelligence act irrationally, especially when they are drunk?A new study says that alcohol dulls the brain signal warning people about ... Read more...

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Has human mind reached limit of its intelligence?


July 31st, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) The human mind may have reached its limit of intelligence, as a research has suggested that the humans are presently as smart as they are ever ... Read more...

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Decision making area inactive in schizophrenic brains


July 28th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 28 (IANS) Scientists have identified a brain mechanism that derails decision-making in people suffering from schizophrenia -- a mental disorder characterised by a breakdown of thought processes and ... Read more...

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How does brain feel another’s pain?


July 17th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Empathy for someone with whom you can directly relate is mostly generated by the intuitive, sensory-motor parts of the brain, while empathy for someone with whom ... Read more...

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Why Apple do products drive such fanatical devotion?


May 22nd, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) Fans of Apple products tend to be hysterically devoted to the global brand. But this desire for iPods and iPads can border on the religious, according ... Read more...

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Why a class of diabetes drugs boosts weight gain


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): Researchers have determined why a certain class of diabetes drugs boost weight gain and have found that the molecular system involved (PPAR-gamma found in the brain) is also ... Read more...

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Body armour can protect brain from ’shell shock’ blast injuries


April 29th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A study has found that stronger and tougher body armour may be just what soldiers need to better protect their brains from mild injuries tied to so-called "shell ... Read more...

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Shielding torso protects brain from blast injuries


April 29th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Tougher body armour to shield the chest, abdomen and back may be just what soldiers in Afghanistan need to protect their brains from mild injuries stemming ... Read more...

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Tiny parts of brain take short naps to recharge


April 28th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Losing your keys or misplacing your spectacles could be the result of tiny parts of the brain taking 'naps' to recharge. Researchers discovered the brain is ... Read more...

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Mindfulness meditation makes people act more rationally


April 21st, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that sustained training in mindfulness meditation may impact distinct domains of human decision-making, enabling them to make decisions rationally.Ulrich Kirk, research assistant professor ... Read more...

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Why some people are born ‘yes men’


April 20th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Some people are born 'yes men', thanks to their genes which make them more likely to follow other people's directives. Researchers found that coming to a ... Read more...

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Inability to detect sarcasm, lies may be early sign of dementia


April 16th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A study has found that the inability to detect sarcasm or lies may be an early sign of dementia.A group of scientists at the University of California, San ... Read more...

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Chimps’ contagious yawning a sign of empathy, not just sleepiness


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): In chimpanzees, contagious yawning is not just a marker of sleepiness or boredom; it may actually be a sign of a social connection between individuals.New research at the ... Read more...

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Genetic change helps lung tumors spread to other parts of the body


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 7 (ANI): Scientists have identified a genetic change that makes lung tumors more likely to spread to other parts of the body.The findings offers new insight into how lung cancers ... Read more...

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Gene linked to alcohol consumption identified


April 5th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered a gene that appears to play a role in regulating how much alcohol people drink.According to the researchers, finding a common ... Read more...

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5 more genes behind Alzheimer’s disease risk identified


April 4th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): A consortium of Alzheimer's researchers, including a team from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has identified five more new genes that when present add to risk of developing ... Read more...

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New research could improve spinal cord injury treatment


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): A Canadian researcher says that the spinal cord processes information just like areas of the brain - a finding that could improve treatment of spinal cord injuries."Basic physiology ... 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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Looking at a pic of a loved one ‘cuts pain by 44pc’


February 25th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists at Stanford University have discovered that pictures of loved ones have the power to dull pain.Their study showed that an image of a romantic partner dulls activity ... Read more...

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Why the blind have a superior sense of touch


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences have discovered why blind people tend to have a superior sense of touch.The team of Robert ... Read more...

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Blame your genes for that stammer, says new study


February 21st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): It's not nervousness or a traumatic childhood but your genes that make you stutter, say scientists.The new research has suggested that inherited mutated genes affect the brain's ability ... Read more...

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