riken brain science institute

Brain imaging shows caregiving impulse

March 18th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Adults who care for babies show up as distinct patterns in their brains while viewing the image of a baby's face, according to new research. ... Read more...

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New mechanism links cellular stress to brain damage

December 9th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a mechanism linking a specific type of cellular stress with brain damage similar to that associated with neurodegenerative disease.The study is the first to highlight ... Read more...

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Time-keeping neurons in brain discovered

October 23rd, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): The timing of individual actions, like speaking, driving a car, or throwing a football, requires very precise control, and now neuroscientists have discovered groups of neurons that precisely ... Read more...

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Potential new target for pancreatitis treatment identified

June 30th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential new target for the treatment of pancreatitis.Pancreatitis is often a fatal condition, in which the pancreas digests itself and surrounding tissue.Scientists have previously ... Read more...

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Earlier birds in a brood more likely to be better singers

October 25th, 2008 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Scientists at the Riken Brain Science Institute, in Wako, Japan, have found that birds that come from the earlier eggs in a brood are more likely to ... Read more...

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Serenading females gives male birds a ”high”

October 4th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): Singing for female birds triggers ''happy'' feelings in males'' brain - an effect which is quite similar to the euphoric state that a person experiences under the ... Read more...

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