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Books are tonic for the brain


August 26th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Reading is not just another leisurely activity or a way of brushing up your literacy skills and factual knowledge - it acts as a tonic ... Read more...

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Why meditation makes our brain smarter?


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Meditation does make the brain smarter, allowing it to process information faster and improve decision making, according to the latest study.Eileen Luders, assistant professor at the ... 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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Cell phone use does affect brain but health consequences unknown


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has found that increasing use of cell phones is linked to rise in brain glucose metabolism, a marker of brain activity, in the area closest ... Read more...

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Brain ‘network maps’ reveal clue to mental decline in old age


February 9th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): An Australian study has revealed that the human brain operates as a highly interconnected small-world network - and not as a collection of discrete regions as previously believed ... Read more...

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Brave toddler who had half her brain removed learns to walk


February 1st, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): A toddler has learnt to walk after having half her brain removed to stop her suffering 50 seizures a day.Two-year-old Katie Verdecchia has Aicardi syndrome - an inherited ... Read more...

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Neuroimaging ‘predicts’ which dyslexics will learn to read


December 21st, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Stanford University researchers have used brain imaging to predict with 90 percent precision which teenagers with dyslexia would improve their reading skills over time.Their study, the first to ... Read more...

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Transplanting bone marrow can cure compulsive disorder in mice


May 28th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Compulsive behaviour in mice can be cured by bone marrow transplant, according to a new research.The study has appeared in the May 28th issue of Cell, a Cell ... Read more...

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Investigational intervention could slow brain shrinkage in Alzheimer’s patients


April 14th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): An investigational intervention, which used naturally ocurring antibodies in human blood, has preserved the thinking abilities of a group of mild- to moderate-stage Alzheimer's patients over 18 months ... Read more...

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How to boost brains of young men


January 12th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Exercise is not only good for overall health, but also beneficial for grey matter. Researchers have shown that fitter a man is, the higher his IQ.According to Daily ... Read more...

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Exercise can help recover following brain radiation treatment


October 19th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Exercise can help improve both memory and mood after whole-brain radiation treatment, that's the conclusion of a new study in rodents.The study has been presented by Duke University ... Read more...

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Exercise can help recover memory after radiation


October 19th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Exercise is the key to improving both memory and mood after whole-brain radiation treatment that is used to treat brain cancer, says a new study. "This is the first ... Read more...

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Shrinkage of hippocampus could predict Alzheimer’’s development


March 17th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington. Mar 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people who have lost cells in the hippocampus area of the brain are more likely to develop dementia.For the study, researchers ... Read more...

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We feel sleepy when parts of our brains are actually asleep


November 9th, 2008 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
!-- NO IMAGE -- London, November 9 (ANI): Scientists at Washington State University have come up with a new theory suggesting that people feel sleepy when parts of their brains are actually ... Read more...

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Whole brain radiation ups cancer patients learning, memory problems risk


September 23rd, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): A new research has found that cancer patients who receive stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) for the treatment of metastatic brain tumours have ... Read more...

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$55mln human brain map project may revolutionise neuroscience


March 14th, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by admin
London, March 14 (ANI): The Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, Washington, has launched a 55-million-dollar project to create a three-dimensional map depicting the activity of about 20,000 genes across ... Read more...

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Neural basis for parental instinct identified


February 27th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Ever wondered why do parents almost instinctively treat babies as special - protecting them and enabling them to survive- well, researchers from the University of Oxford have uncovered ... Read more...

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Cocaine’s effects on brain metabolism may boost abuse


February 19th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study in mice conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has found that cocaine's effect is not just limited to the dopamine system, ... Read more...

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Cradle of familiarity identified in the brain


January 3rd, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 3 (ANI): Carnegie Mellon University researchers have devised a way to identify brain areas where peoples thoughts and perceptions of familiar objects originate.This comes as a result of the ... Read more...

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