Novel treatments for autism on horizon

Rare mutations in more than 100 genes affect networks in the brain that result in autism, showed two major genetic studies on the syndrome led by scientists at the University of California.

Response to disgusting images reveals political ideology

How strongly your brain responds to disgusting images could predict with 95-98 percent accuracy whether you are a liberal or a conservative, a research found.

Stomach hormone triggers alcohol craving: Study

A hormone released by the stomach also has the potential to stimulate alcohol craving, a new study has found.

Any physical activity is good for brain health

Exercise boosts brain health and researchers have now found that the elderly and sedentary who cannot think of hitting the gym for physical activity may improve their brain health by doing any activity they like.

Scientists discover scores of new genes linked to increased autism risk

Scientists have found several types of rare, genetic differences in more than 14,000 DNA samples from parents, affected children, and unrelated individuals that are linked to increased risk of autism.

Teen binge drinking may have lasting effects on brain

Binge drinking in teenage can physically alter brain structure and its effects can last a lifetime, even after drinking has stopped, a new study has warned.

High powered MRI scans identify language centres in brain

A study from the Medical University of Vienna found how 7-Tesla ultra high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be used to clearly show the brain areas responsible for speech processing and production.

Sleep disturbances linked to higher Alzheimer's risk in men

Elderly men with self-reported sleep disturbances run a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than men without self-reported sleep disturbances, says a study.

How brain helps retain memories revealed
How brain helps retain memories revealed

Scientists have revealed in an image study that dendrites in specific neurons called 'place cells' were critical in keeping memories and allowed some experiences to be remembered while others are forgotten.

Lab cells reveal how brain responds to memory and reward
Lab cells reveal how brain responds to memory and reward

Scientists have created cells that can detect changes in the brain associated with learning, memory and reward.

How body regulates weight loss

A hormone seen as a popular target to develop weight-loss drugs works by directly targeting the brain and triggering previously unknown activity in the nervous system, researchers have found.

Reminiscing boosts performance during mind-bending tasks

A new study has revealed that reminiscing can help enhance the performance while performing challenging mental tasks.

How brain remains stable during learning process
How brain remains stable during learning process

A new mathematical model has provided scientists with a deeper insight into how brain remains stable during the learning process.

Light drinking sharpens memory for people above 60

Research shows that if you are above 60, having a drink or two could sharpen your memory.

Drug to restore hearing loss being developed

Boosting the production of a key protein, called NT3, could help restore hearing loss caused by noise exposure and normal ageing, a research found.

Want to stay sharp? Develop a rich vocabulary

Possessing a good vocabulary could shield you from incipient dementia when age catches up with you, a study has found.

How brain responds to fairness, inequality

A new study has provided a deeper insight into the how does people's brain responds to the questions regarding to fairness, inequality, work and money.

Why our brain picks pizza over salad

Scientists have revealed why does our brain makes us go for junk food over healthy meals.

How to prevent brain damage after trauma

A treatment to prevent the body's immune system from killing brain cells can reduce the brain damage caused by head injuries, a study co-authored by an Indian origin researcher has found.

New device to make painless injections possible
New device to make painless injections possible

Imagine no tears during infant vaccination and no fear for those scared of the needle!