Ability to find source of pain varies across the body: Study

A new study has revealed that identifying where it hurts known as `spatial acuity` differs across the body parts.

New gene involved in Parkinson`s disease identified

Researchers have identified a new gene involved in Parkinson`s disease, a finding that may one day provide a target for a new drug to prevent and potentially even cure the debilitating neurological disorder.

Being too cynical could lead to dementia

A new study has revealed that people with high intensity cynical distrust were three times more likely to develop dementia than people with low levels of cynicism.

Blood test might predict multiple sclerosis long before symptoms appear

A new study has revealed that an antibody found in the blood of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) may be present long before the onset of the disease and its symptoms.

Why some people remember dreams decoded!

Scientists have found that an information-processing hub in the brain is more active in people who can remember their dreams.

Brain regions coordinate to enable attention

Brain appears to synchronise the activity of different regions to make it possible for a person to pay attention or concentrate on a task, scientists have found.

How brain balances learning new skills while retaining old ones

Researchers have developed a new computational model that explains how the brain maintains the balance between plasticity and stability.

How brain makes toss-up decisions

A new study has revealed that random fluctuations in brain cell activity may determine how we make decisions when given choices.

Gene expression in male, female brains explains sex differences in brain disorders

Researchers have shown that there are widespread differences in how genes, the basic building blocks of the human body, are expressed in men and women`s brains.

Playing music at young age can keep brain healthy

A new study has found that playing an instrument at a young age might make you healthier later in life.

Depression could raise Parkinson`s disease risk

A new study has suggested that people suffering from depression may be thrice at risk of developing Parkinson`s disease than others.

Handwriting can help diagnose Parkinson`s disease at early stage

Researchers have suggested that Parkinson`s disease can be diagnosed at an early stage by comparing the handwriting of sick and healthy subjects.

Alzheimer`s disease could soon become history

Researchers have found a protein that is the missing link in the complicated chain of events that lead to Alzheimer`s disease.

Early diagnostic tool for Alzheimer`s comes closer to reality

Researchers have made a new breakthrough which may not only help diagnose Alzheimer`s, but also assess its severity.

Mom`s weak thyroid increases autism risk in baby

Pregnant women who don`t produce enough thyroid hormone are nearly four times likelier to give birth to autistic children than their healthy peers, a new study has claimed.

Pain is all in the brain

Researchers are working on a project that "teaches" patients to control pain with their minds.

Mystery disease in Cambodia kills 61 children

The "undiagnosed syndrome" has killed 61 of the 62 children admitted to hospitals since April.

Omega-3 fatty acids of no benefit for multiple sclerosis

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may not help patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, according to a new study.

`Epilepsy is disabling, needs understanding`

Epilepsy is much more disabling than acknowledged - it impacts a child`s learning years, a person`s professional and marital life and also gives the patient a sense of insecurity.

Sticking to values activates `ethics` part of brain

Sticking to values even in the face of temptations activates an area of brain tied with ethical thought processes.