A new research has shed light on how brain can differentiate between the errors of different magnitudes, like while, fine-tuning a tennis serve; the brain has to distinguish whether it needs to make a slight rectification if the ball barely misses the target or a much bigger correction if it is way off.
In a step forward in learning how a developing brain is built, researchers have identified a group of proteins that programme a common type of brain nerve cell to connect with another type of nerve cell in the brain.
A stroke can be defined as a condition in which the brain cells suddenly die due to lack of oxygen.
Sometimes, stroke is referred to as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cerebrovascular insult (CVI), or colloquially brain attack.
New stem cell research published by scientists from the University of Michigan Medical School, and fueled by the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund, open doors to potential new treatments for bipolar disorder.
Timely action in case of a stroke and continuous screening for risk factors can effectively reduce the burden of this disease in India that has turned out to be a major killer, a medical expert here said.