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Stress, depression can shrink brain


August 13th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Don't take stress or depression lightly, they can actually shrink the brain and contribute to both emotional and mental degradation, according to a US study.Now researchers ... Read more...

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Scientists find structures that help keep memories precise


May 4th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): A group of scientists has revealed structural "traces" in the brain that help to keep memories precise.Neuroscientist Pico Caroni at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel, Switzerland, led ... Read more...

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Misfolded neural proteins linked to autism disorders identified


September 11th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified misfolding and other molecular anomalies in a key brain protein due to gene mutation may lead to autism spectrum disorders.An international team, led by researchers ... Read more...

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Evidence of differences in brain’s cortex in people with autism disorders found


August 26th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): A six-year long study of brain tissue has for the first time provided physical evidence of short-range over-connectivity in the outer layer of the brain's cortex in people ... Read more...

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Now, ‘magic’ drug that treats severe depression in just few hours


August 20th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Yale scientists have discovered a new drug that shows anti-depressant effects in hours, rather than weeks or months.Yale scientists found that, in rats, ketamine not only quickly improves ... Read more...

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Soon, a silicon ‘neurochip’ to hear what human brain cells are saying


August 10th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, August 10 (ANI): Calgary scientists will create a 'neurochip', which will monitor the dialogue between brain cell and silicon chip.Researchers at the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute are to ... Read more...

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Memory’s master switch found


July 30th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Researchers at Tel Aviv University have found memory's master switch- GABA (?-Aminobutyric acid), a natural molecule that occurs in the brain, which could be the main factor in ... Read more...

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Proteins linked to memory loss in Alzheimer’s identified


January 15th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Scientists from Translational Genomics Research Institute (Tgen) have identified specific proteins that might lead to memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease.Three proteins EIF2AK2, DYRK1A and AKAP13 have been ... Read more...

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Insomnia memory loss may be reversible


October 27th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): The loss of memory from insomnia (lack of sleep) may be reversible, according to researchers.It is known that sleep deprivation can have cognitive consequences, including learning and memory ... Read more...

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Brain mechanisms of cocaine addicts may pave way for future therapies


September 23rd, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): A team of Indian researchers at University of Missouri is exploring how brain reacts to cocaine addiction - something that would open up new avenues for developing future ... Read more...

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Curing Alzheimer’’s disease would need combination therapy


March 18th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine say that a potential cure for Alzheimer''s disease may require a combination therapy, which will target ... Read more...

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Major discovery could lead to new autism treatment


February 5th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Researchers at Brown University have discovered a structure in the brain called the Fragile X granule, which offers a potential target for treating certain kinds of autism ... Read more...

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How our brain makes memories


October 31st, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Memories often persist in our minds. Now, researchers from Duke University Medical Centre claim to have identified the machinery that helps make the reminiscences. Plasticity, the ability of ... Read more...

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Scientists selectively and safely erase memories in mice


October 23rd, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Scientists have selectively and safely managed to remove new and old memories from mice, says a new study. In the collaborative study, researchers were able to eliminate new ... 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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Why relearning doesnt help us recollect forgotten information


August 22nd, 2008 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): A new study has shed light on why we find it difficult to recollect forgotten information, even after relearning few pieces of that information.Researchers at Sheffield University ... Read more...

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Marine snails to shed light on human long-term memory


June 20th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): In a quest to unravel brain mysteries, cellular neuroscientists at UCLA are studying learning and memory in the marine snail Aplysia, and are providing new insights into ... Read more...

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Study on octopus sheds new light on how the brain stores, recalls memory


June 18th, 2008 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A study on octopuses conducted by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has provided new insights into how the brain stores and recalls memory.Dr. Benny ... Read more...

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Scientists identify mechanism that helps fruit flies lock-in memories


March 30th, 2008 - 11:35 am ICT by admin
Washington, March 30 (ANI): Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) say that they have identified a protein in fruit flies that alters the strength of synaptic connections called plasticity, which ... Read more...

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Infants fine-tune visual and auditory systems to stimuli during first year of life


December 16th, 2007 - 11:42 am ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Psychologists at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst have found that infants fine-tune their visual and auditory systems to stimuli during the first year of life, essentially weeding ... Read more...

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