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Number of Facebook friends linked to grey matter


October 19th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) The number of Facebook friends a person has seems to be linked to the grey matter in his or her brain. Research also shows people ... Read more...

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Scientists explain source of optimism


October 10th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Even after a soccer team loses 10 consecutive matches, a fan might persist in the belief that his team can reverse its bad luck. A new ... Read more...

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Millions could be protected from worm-related infections


May 6th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Researchers have identified a mucus that protects some people from harmful parasitic worms, opening the way to new therapies for millions of people worldwide.It is a ... Read more...

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Babies born in spring ‘more likely to develop anorexia nervosa’


April 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Researchers have said that babies born in spring are slightly more likely to develop anorexia nervosa, while those born in the autumn have a lower risk.The researchers analysed ... Read more...

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Gene discovery supports handedness, language-related disorders link


November 5th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a genetic variant, which influences whether a person with dyslexia is more skilled with either the left or right hand.The finding identifies a novel ... Read more...

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Apple or pear-shaped body? Blame it on your genes


October 11th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Our propensity to be apple- or pear-shaped lies partly in our genes. And they shape female shaopes more than males one.A team from the Cambridge, Oxford ... Read more...

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Two heads ‘may be better than one’


August 27th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Two heads are better than one, but only when your partner is competent and communicative, according to a new study.Chris Frith of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to wide array of diseases


August 24th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Researchers have mapped the points at which vitamin D interacts with our DNA - and identified over two hundred genes that it directly influences.The study highlights the ... Read more...

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Pregnant mum’s high-fat diet ‘bad for baby’s heart’


July 7th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A pregnant mother's diet could be inadvertently putting the health of her offspring at risk through her genes, says a new study.Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for ... Read more...

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Our brains ‘light up’ in delight when people agree with us


June 18th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Scientists claim that no matter how much we like to argue, we love it when people agree with us.Researchers Chris Frith and colleagues at the Wellcome Trust Centre ... Read more...

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Genetic variants that increase infectious diseases risk identified


May 20th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Scientists have identified new genetic variants that increase susceptibility to several infectious diseases including tuberculosis and malaria.With greater understanding of the role of the gene implicated, researchers from ... Read more...

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Now, a computer algorithm that can record memories


March 12th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new computer algorithm can successfully record a person's memory just by looking at their brain activity, reveals a study.In the study, researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre ... Read more...

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Dopamine ‘influences decision making power’


January 9th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that dopamine, a chemical with a key role in setting people's moods, might also influence people's decision making power.Experiments have shown that altering ... Read more...

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Jane Austen may have died from tuberculosis


December 1st, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 1 (ANI): The mystery surrounding Jane Austen's death more than 40 years ago appears to be solved with a scholar's claim that the famous novelist could have died from bovine ... Read more...

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Brain chemical helps people make decisions


November 13th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Brain chemical dopamine has been found to play a vital role in making pleasurable decisions such as where to go on holiday, whether to start a family, claims ... Read more...

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The hippocampus governs how we make concepts in the brain


September 29th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): Scientists at the University College London have found that the hippocampus in the brain is responsible for our ability to organise the world into separate concepts.Forming a concept ... Read more...

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Here’s how we know a dog is a dog


September 24th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): Ask people how they known that a dog is a dog, and they will perhaps say the use of concepts gives them this ability.Dr. Dharshan Kumaran, from ... Read more...

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Novel computer model simulates brain’s ability to recognise speech


August 15th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): While it is difficult for computers to simulate the human brain when it comes to listening, scientists have developed a mathematical model that can significantly improve the automatic ... Read more...

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Genes influence decision making too


May 11th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) How would you respond if you were told that you had an 80 percent chance of surviving an operation or a 20 percent chance of dying? The answer ... Read more...

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Boffins identify brain region that predicts people’’s choices


March 25th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Researchers have found a brain region which predicts choices before we even know what they are. The finding may explain why people re-evaluate options after making decisions. Researchers in ... Read more...

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Mind may be read by looking at ones brain activity


March 13th, 2009 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): Wellcome Trust scientists in Britain say that it may be possible to read a persons memories just by looking at his/her brain activity, as a study conducted ... Read more...

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Autism gene may play role in childhood language disorder


November 6th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have discovered the first gene, called CNTNAP2, linked with a common childhood language disorder, known as specific language impairment (SLI).The discovery of ... Read more...

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Autistic people make more rational decisions”


October 16th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new study has found that people with autism-related disorders are less likely to make irrational decisions, and are less influenced by gut instincts.The study contributes to ... Read more...

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Homosexuality lies in the brain: Study


June 15th, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): Brains of homosexuals are structurally and functionally different from those of straight people, according to a collaborative study on human sexuality.During the study, scientists found that lesbians ... Read more...

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Computers can pinpoint Alzheimer’s disease faster


February 26th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Computers may enable a faster, cheaper and more accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease than conventional approaches, according to recent findings published in the journal Brain. The new method ... Read more...

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Harry Potters wizardry lies in his genes


December 21st, 2007 - 3:04 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Ever wondered why Harry Potter has such great magical skills despite his not being a pure-blood, or why direct descendants of Slytherin can speak to snakes through parseltongue? ... Read more...

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