Brain

Anaesthesia does not lower IQ in children: Study

Anaesthesia does not lower IQ in children: Study

There is no evidence to prove that children below three years of age who were given anaesthesia had lower intelligence level than those who did not have it, say researchers.

Apr 18, 2018, 16:38 PM IST
Brain's memory area might be associated with anxiety, depression

Brain's memory area might be associated with anxiety, depression

An area of the brain, commonly linked with memory and dementia, could also yield important clues about a range of mental health illnesses including addiction, anxiety and depression, a study has found.

Apr 16, 2018, 12:00 PM IST
Sitting for too long may increase dementia risk: Study

Sitting for too long may increase dementia risk: Study

Sitting for too long may increase the risk of dementia in middle-aged adults, according to scientists, including one of Indian origin.

Apr 13, 2018, 13:22 PM IST
Why alcohol, sugar lead to thirst decoded

Why alcohol, sugar lead to thirst decoded

Scientists have identified a hormone that acts on the brain to stimulate thirst in response to sugar and alcohol, thereby preventing dehydration.

Apr 13, 2018, 12:51 PM IST
How office colleagues helped save brain stroke patient

How office colleagues helped save brain stroke patient

At a time of growing distrust and general indifference to human suffering, doctors at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital here on Thursday noted how prompt action of office colleague in one instance and of a spouse in another case helped give two brain stroke patients a new lease of life.

Apr 13, 2018, 11:50 AM IST
Brain zapping restores sensations in paralysed patient

Brain zapping restores sensations in paralysed patient

For the first time, scientists have induced natural sensations in the arm of a paralysed man by stimulating a certain region of the brain with a tiny array of electrodes.

Apr 12, 2018, 11:38 AM IST
Brain injury in teenagers may up Alzheimer's risk: Lancet

Brain injury in teenagers may up Alzheimer's risk: Lancet

Sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBT) in your 20s may increase the risk of developing dementia including Alzheimer's in your 50s by 60 per cent, a review of nearly three million patients has revealed.

Apr 11, 2018, 17:31 PM IST
New brain cells in the old? Study stokes debate

New brain cells in the old? Study stokes debate

People as old as 79 may still generate new brain cells, US researchers said Thursday, stoking fresh debate among scientists over what happens to our brains when we age.

Apr 06, 2018, 14:12 PM IST
Brain-zapping headphone set may help improve athletic performance

Brain-zapping headphone set may help improve athletic performance

A new headset has been developed that can help people improve their performance involving physical movement.

Apr 02, 2018, 13:00 PM IST
Gene therapy may boost stroke recovery

Gene therapy may boost stroke recovery

The study, carried out on mice, shows that turning on a gene inside cells called astrocytes results in a smaller scar and -- potentially -- a more effective recovery from injury.

Mar 28, 2018, 18:17 PM IST
This prosthetic system could restore memory loss

This prosthetic system could restore memory loss

Scientists have demonstrated the successful implementation of a prosthetic system that uses a person's own memory patterns to facilitate the brain's ability to encode and recall memory, an important step towards finding a way to restore memory loss.

Mar 28, 2018, 15:45 PM IST
Moms-to-be beware! Taking stress during pregnancy may affect baby's brain

Moms-to-be beware! Taking stress during pregnancy may affect baby's brain

A new study has found that stress during pregnancy is not good for the unborn child.

Mar 28, 2018, 10:33 AM IST
Consumption of choline during pregnancy may boost babies' metabolism

Consumption of choline during pregnancy may boost babies' metabolism

Researchers has found that consuming more foods with choline during pregnancy may boost metabolism and brain development of babies.

Mar 27, 2018, 16:15 PM IST
Chemicals linked to brain disorders in children

Chemicals linked to brain disorders in children

Numerous, common chemicals can interfere with normal thyroid hormone actions, which are essential for normal brain development in foetuses and young children, they say.

Mar 26, 2018, 17:57 PM IST
Compound in beetroot may help treat Alzheimer's

Compound in beetroot may help treat Alzheimer's

A new study has revealed that a compound found in beetroot that gives its distinctive red colour ould help in treating Alzheimer's disease.

Mar 22, 2018, 10:50 AM IST
Our brain may navigate using just smells: Study

Our brain may navigate using just smells: Study

Researchers have long known that odours can guide animals' behaviours.

Feb 27, 2018, 19:52 PM IST
Excess calcium in brain may lead to Parkinson's disease

Excess calcium in brain may lead to Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease is one of a number of neurodegenerative diseases caused when naturally occurring proteins fold into the wrong shape and stick together with other proteins, eventually forming thin filament-like structures called amyloid fibrils.  

Feb 19, 2018, 18:04 PM IST
Post stroke, babies use opposite side of brain for language

Post stroke, babies use opposite side of brain for language

The study found that all the individuals studied, aged 12 to 25, who had a left-brain perinatal stroke, used the right side of their brains for language. 

Feb 19, 2018, 17:53 PM IST
Music may help you enjoy your workout, but it can alter brainwaves: Study

Music may help you enjoy your workout, but it can alter brainwaves: Study

In 2012, a study likened music to a legal, performance-enhancing drug, cheating tiredness and sparking feel-good vibes.  

Feb 19, 2018, 15:02 PM IST
Eating high-salt diet may lead to dementia

Eating high-salt diet may lead to dementia

In mice, the high-salt diet reduced the resting cerebral blood flow by 28 percent in the cortex and 25 percent in the hippocampus -- brain regions involved in learning and memory.
 

Jan 18, 2018, 13:34 PM IST