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Brain `pruning` causes girls to mature faster than boys

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 16:07

Girls mature faster than boys during their teenage years because their brains start re-organising connections early - a process that improves the organ`s function.

Potential stem-cell treatment may harbour cure for stroke

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 12:07

A team of researchers has taken an important step towards a treatment for stroke, caused by a blood clot blocking a blood vessel in the brain, using stem cells.

Cradle of dizziness in brain identified

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 11:33

Johns Hopkins researchers claim that they have pinpointed a site in a highly developed area of the human brain that plays an important role in the subconscious recognition of which way is straight up and which way is down.

3-D map of blood vessels in brain constructed

Last Updated: Monday, June 10, 2013, 19:15

Blood vessels within a sensory area of the mammalian brain loop connect in unexpected ways, a new 3-D map has revealed.

Restoring memory with a microchip now closer to reality

Last Updated: Sunday, May 12, 2013, 14:38

Researchers in the US are hoping to start human trials of memory implants in the next two years.

First genetic brain atlas revealed

Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012, 21:22

Researchers have produced the first atlas of the surface of the human brain based upon genetic information.

Possible trigger behind epileptic seizures identified

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 16:15

A brain-circuit defect that triggers absence seizures- the most common form of childhood epilepsy- have been identified.

Now, a new way to access brain`s landmark!

Last Updated: Monday, August 15, 2011, 13:24

Neuroscientists have known for more than a century that myelination levels differ throughout the cerebral cortex, the gray outer layer of the brain where higher mental functions take place. Until now, though, the only way they could map these differences in detail was to remove the brain after death, slice it and stain it for myelin.

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