Brain

Multiple sclerosis can be detected by a simple blood test

Multiple sclerosis can be detected by a simple blood test

The research identified two natural biomarker compounds, which have been linked to multiple sclerosis.
 

Dec 15, 2017, 18:31 PM IST
Pillion riders on motorcycle more vulnerable to traumatic brain injuries, says study

Pillion riders on motorcycle more vulnerable to traumatic brain injuries, says study

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
Brain mechanism behind depression identified

Brain mechanism behind depression identified

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.
 

Dec 13, 2017, 15:57 PM IST
Atlas of developing human brain created

Atlas of developing human brain created

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 bad for mental health, says study

Canola oil bad for mental health, says study

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
First kid in the world to undergo double hand transplant experiences brain dysfunction

First kid in the world to undergo double hand transplant experiences brain dysfunction

This brain remapping that occurs after upper limb amputation is called massive cortical reorganization (MCR). 
 

Dec 08, 2017, 11:53 AM IST
Air pollution may cause permanent damage to your child's brain: Unicef

Air pollution may cause permanent damage to your child's brain: Unicef

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
Mental illness may pass from one generation to another, says study

Mental illness may pass from one generation to another, says study

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
Brain demonstrates key difference between humans and primates

Brain demonstrates key difference between humans and primates

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.
 

Nov 25, 2017, 15:58 PM IST
Interconnections within the brain defines your smartness

Interconnections within the brain defines your smartness

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.
 

Nov 23, 2017, 16:26 PM IST
Boosting brain activity may protect from anxiety

Boosting brain activity may protect from anxiety

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
Peanuts may keep you mentally agile, says study

Peanuts may keep you mentally agile, says study

Nuts have been known to play a crucial role in protecting the heart, fighting cancer, reducing inflammation and slowing the ageing process. 
 

Nov 16, 2017, 14:13 PM IST
Treatment to cut brain injury in newborns identified

Treatment to cut brain injury in newborns identified

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
Women with chronic alcohol abuse at risk of developing brain dysfunction

Women with chronic alcohol abuse at risk of developing brain dysfunction

It revealed that chronic alcohol abuse killed most neural stem cells as well as reduced the production and development of new nerve cells.
 

Nov 10, 2017, 16:42 PM IST
This brain chemical is behind all unwanted thoughts

This brain chemical is behind all unwanted thoughts

These are all key symptoms of mental illnesses such as PTSD, schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety, says study.

Nov 05, 2017, 14:34 PM IST
Social media won't harm your mental health, says study

Social media won't harm your mental health, says study

There is no evidence supporting the view that the amount of time spent on social media increases mental health problems, say health experts.
 

Nov 03, 2017, 19:53 PM IST
Brain's glucose metabolism may change through high-intensity exercise

Brain's glucose metabolism may change through high-intensity exercise

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.
 

Oct 28, 2017, 17:47 PM IST
Artificial Intelligence could predict what your brain is thinking

Artificial Intelligence could predict what your brain is thinking

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
Living near woods may cut stress, make brain healthy

Living near woods may cut stress, make brain healthy

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. 
 

Oct 19, 2017, 16:58 PM IST
This exercise can boost brain power

This exercise can boost brain power

The "dual n-back" is a memory sequence test in which people must remember a constantly updating sequence of visual and auditory stimuli. 
 

Oct 18, 2017, 14:00 PM IST