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Autism begins to show up in 6-month-old babies


February 19th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Autism first begins to show up as a significant difference in the brains of six-month-old babies and develops as they age, as compared to babies who ... 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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Gene behind fatal brain disorder isolated


December 27th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) A blood test could help diagnose a devastating brain disorder that is often misdiagnosed and ends in fatality. People who inherit the abnormal gene CSF1R always ... Read more...

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Answers emerge to some mysteries of autism


October 21st, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Researchers have come up with answers as to why autistic children act and think differently than their peers.They've shown, for the first time, that the connections ... Read more...

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Low dietary iron lessens brain disease risk


October 5th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) Just the right amount of iron is needed for proper cell functioning but an excess could trigger brain diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, new research says.Men ... 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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Binge drinking leads to brain damage


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) It's considered a rite of passage among young people -- acting out their independence through heavy, episodic drinking. But a new study says binge drinking among ... Read more...

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Viagra reverses nerve disease: Study


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) Anti-impotence drug Viagra drastically reduces symptoms of multiple sclerosis - which affects the brain and spinal nerve cells - in animal models, says a study. The ... Read more...

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Gene harms brain decades before Alzheimer’s outbreak


May 15th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) A gene that you carry may begin to damage your brain a full 50 years before Alzheimer's disease shows up, scientists say. In 1993, researchers discovered ... Read more...

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Cerebellum offers clues to nature of human intelligence


March 9th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A new research has shed light on the nature of human intelligence.The study has suggested that grey matter volume in the 'cerebellum' at the back of the brain ... Read more...

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Antipsychotics for schizophrenia linked to subtle loss in brain volume


February 8th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 08 (ANI): A new study has shown that patients with schizophrenia who take antipsychotic medications lose a small but measurable amount of brain tissue over time.Progressive changes in brain volume ... Read more...

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Shunt surgery ‘improves’ dementia patients’ mental function


January 26th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Swedish researchers have shown that a shunt surgery could improve the mental function and the ability to walk in people suffering from dementia as a result of hydrocephalus ... Read more...

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Fighter pilots’ brains are smarter


December 20th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Fighter pilots' brains are smarter and more capable than those with no piloting experience, says a new research based on cognitive tests and scans. The study, conducted by ... Read more...

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Brains of fighter pilots are ‘more sensitive’: Study


December 15th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new study, which included cognitive tests and MRI scans, has found that fighter pilots' brains are more sensitive as compared to a control group.The research compared the ... Read more...

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MRI Brain Scan Can Now Diagnose Autism


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A latest study shows that autism can be diagnosed through brain scan. The researchers have reported that they were able to use a magnetic resonance imaging, ... Read more...

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Instant test to detect Alzheimer’s being developed


November 12th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) A 30-second test to spot the signs of Alzheimer's in those in their 40s is being developed by scientists.The simple procedure, which warns of the debilitating disease decades ... Read more...

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30-second test to predict Alzheimer’s on the anvil


November 12th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease decades before symptoms appear would soon be possible, courtesy a 30-second test being developed by scientists.The simple procedure, which detects the signs of Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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Beetroot juice helps elderly prevent dementia


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Drinking beetroot juice can increase blood flow to the brain in older adults, potentially halting the progresses of dementia."There have been several studies showing that drinking beet juice ... Read more...

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Fetal alcohol exposure linked to a decrease in cognitive performance


October 20th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new research has shown that exposure to alcohol as a fetus causes difficulties in memory and information processing in children.The findings indicate that visual perception, control of ... Read more...

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Scientists one step closer to diagnosing autism with MRI


October 13th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Utah (U of U) are one step closer to diagnosing autism using MRI, an advance that eventually could help health care providers identify ... Read more...

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Brain scans may now decide if child can be prosecuted


September 24th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) A brain scan, which can show our maturity levels, could in future decide whether a child should be prosecuted for a crime. An MRI scan can tell one's age ... Read more...

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Too much thinking may not be as good as you believed


September 18th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): While introspection is a good thing, but too much "thinking about your thinking" might not be as beneficial as you thought.A new study found that in people who ... Read more...

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Brain region behind introspective thinking unveiled


September 17th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): In people who are good at turning their thoughts inward and reflecting upon their decisions, the size of a specific region of the brain is larger than those ... Read more...

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11 hrs of meditation may boost brain function


August 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Just 11 hours of learning a meditation technique provokes positive structural changes in brain connectivity by boosting efficiency in a part that helps a person regulate behaviour in ... Read more...

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Teens with type 2 diabetes have brain abnormalities


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 03 (ANI): Obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes have diminished cognitive performance and subtle abnormalities in the brain, a study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Centre has found."This is ... Read more...

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New discovery paves way for early detection of Alzheimer’s


June 29th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Scientists have discovered changes in the brains of normal individuals at high risk for Alzheimer's disease that could prove important for early detection of the disease.The research team ... Read more...

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Belly fat ‘increases dementia risk’


May 20th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): People with fat stomachs could be at a greater risk of developing dementia, scientists from Boston University School of Medicine have warned.For the study, Sudha Seshadri, and colleagues ... Read more...

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Differences in brain’s language circuits linked to dyslexia


May 11th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Despite getting an appropriate education and demonstrating intellectual ability in other areas, kids children with dyslexia often struggle with reading, writing, and spelling. Now, scientists have found the ... Read more...

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Cell transplants to cure cerebral palsy


April 20th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20(ANI): Researchers have found that cell transplants may benefit children with cerebral palsy.A unique cell type that supports and surrounds (ensheathes) neurons within the nose (olfactory system) known as olfactory ... Read more...

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High BP in women may cause dementia in later life


January 16th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Women with high blood pressure (BP) may be at a greater risk of dementia later in life, says a new finding in the US. "Hypertension is very common in ... Read more...

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Older women with hypertension ‘at increased dementia risk’


January 13th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new research has suggested that older women with hypertension are at increased risk for developing brain lesions that cause dementia later in life.The findings are based on ... 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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Faulty ‘wiring’ in the brain turns schizophrenia on


October 27th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King's College London, suggests that abnormalities in the white matter of the brain appear to influence ... Read more...

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Juggle your way to a sharper brain


October 17th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Learning to juggle helps one develop a sharper and better coordinated brain, say a new study. "We tend to think of the brain as being static, or even beginning ... Read more...

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