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Male hormone fosters brain`s threat response

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 14:47

Increasing the levels of "male hormone" testosterone can have a profound effect on our brain`s response to threat.

Marijuana use shrinks teenagers` brains: Experts

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 12:53

Frequent marijuana use among teenagers can lead to cognitive decline, poor attention and memory and decreased intelligence quotient (IQ), psychologists warn.

Learning music enhances language, reading skills of disadvantaged kids

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 13:03

A new study has demonstrated that reading and language skills of disadvantaged children can be enhanced by learning to play a musical instrument or to sing.

Some areas of brain may remain youthful in old age

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 12:15

Challenging current models of brain ageing, researchers have found that some areas of the brain may remain youthful even in older age.

How brain tumours evade body`s defences

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 20:34

Brain tumours evade detection by the body`s defence forces by coating their cells with extra amounts of galectin-1 protein, says a study.

Brain function in elderly better during daytime

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 14:30

A new study suggests that older adults are good at multi-tasking during daytime, be it learning a friend`s telephone number to conducting complex tasks such as reasoning, comprehension and learning.

Men more prone to brain tumors than women

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 23:34

A new study has explained why brain tumors occurred more often in males and regularly are more damaging than similar tumors in females.

Neuronal `sweet spot` can curb obesity

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 23:38

Preventing weight gain, obesity and diabetes could be as simple as keeping a nuclear receptor from being activated in a small part of the brain, says a new study.

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