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Poverty during childhood adversely affects brain development in kids

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 18:27

A new University of Wisconsin-Madison study has found that poverty hampers brain development in children, by slowing growth rate in two key brain structures.

Targeting neurons in brain can help smokers kick the butt

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 17:33

Scientists have revealed that targeting a particular group of neurons in the brain can help people in giving up smoking habit.

How brain distinguishes one scent from another

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 14:10

Researchers have used the fruit fly to find out how the brain integrates multiple signals to identify one unique smell.

How brain helps suppress appetite

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 16:54

Researchers have identified a population of neurons that tell the brain to shut off appetite.

Hi-tech brain implant may stop Parkinson`s growth

Last Updated: Monday, October 14, 2013, 17:45

A high-tech brain implant that gives new life to damaged neurones could prevent the progression of Parkinson`s disease, scientists say.

Why some people remain lean and others obese

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 15:17

Researchers have said that becoming obese or remaining lean can depend on the dynamics of the mitochondria, the body`s energy-producing "battery."

Exercise helps rescue mutated neural stem cells

Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 15:14

A new study has found that CHD7 mutant neurons (a mutation in a gene) were fully rescued after a running exercise.

1960s nuclear testing helps determine if adult brains generate new neurons

Last Updated: Friday, June 07, 2013, 17:52

The birth of new neurons in the adult brain sharpens memory in rodents, but it has long been debated if the same holds true for humans.

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