The research identified two natural biomarker compounds, which have been linked to multiple sclerosis.
Traumatic brain injuries were the most common type of injury for drivers and passengers, the study found. But passengers experienced this more often, in 40 percent of cases, compared with 36 percent of cases for drivers, the researchers report in JAMA Surgery.Dec 13, 2017, 16:28 PM IST
For the study, the researchers used a new approach to measure the influence of one brain region on another, referred to as effective connectivity, in depression.
The findings may help researchers around the world understand the causes of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, intellectual disability and schizophrenia.Dec 08, 2017, 17:09 PM IST
Canola oil, one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils in the world, may be harmful for the brain, according to a study.Dec 08, 2017, 13:12 PM IST
This brain remapping that occurs after upper limb amputation is called massive cortical reorganization (MCR).
The report mentions that toxic air can also lead to anxiety disorder and may affect iq level and memory pattern in kids.Dec 06, 2017, 14:46 PM IST
Possible explanations include changes in the evacuees' parenting behaviour stemming from their childhood experience or epigenetic changes - chemical alterations in gene expression, without any changes to underlying DNA.Nov 30, 2017, 16:17 PM IST
A gene, known as TH, involved in the production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter known for reward-motivated behaviour, was found highly expressed in human neocortex and striatum but absent from the neocortex of chimpanzees.
The difference in the intelligence of individuals go hand in hand with differences in the patterns of integration among functional modules of the brain, says a new finding.
The study found that people at-risk for anxiety were less likely to develop the disorder if they had higher activity in a region of the brain responsible for complex mental operations.Nov 19, 2017, 18:34 PM IST
Nuts have been known to play a crucial role in protecting the heart, fighting cancer, reducing inflammation and slowing the ageing process.
Consequences of brain injury resulting from oxygen deprivation affect the entire lifespan and range from mild (learning disabilities) to severe (inability to breathe, walk, talk or see).Nov 11, 2017, 13:21 PM IST
It revealed that chronic alcohol abuse killed most neural stem cells as well as reduced the production and development of new nerve cells.
These are all key symptoms of mental illnesses such as PTSD, schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety, says study.Nov 05, 2017, 14:34 PM IST
There is no evidence supporting the view that the amount of time spent on social media increases mental health problems, say health experts.
The findings showed that moderate forms of exercise can lead to a change in the brain's metabolism as well as improve the whole body's insulin sensitivity.
This AI method could possibly decode what human brain is seeing, which could eventually lead to new insights into brain function.Oct 25, 2017, 11:07 AM IST
This is because life in a city is full of noise and pollution, and many people scramble in a confined space, increasing the risk for chronic stress.