Brain cells

Excessive brain cell growth post injury may cause seizures

Excessive brain cell growth post injury may cause seizures

Researchers found that that within a month after experimental brain injury, the number of new brain cells declined dramatically, below the numbers of new neurons that would have been detected if an injury had not occurred in rats.

Sep 16, 2017, 18:23 PM IST
Binge drinking in adolescence may alter brain, affect memory

Binge drinking in adolescence may alter brain, affect memory

Adolescence and young adulthood are periods of continued biological and psychosocial maturation.

Jul 19, 2017, 17:52 PM IST
The brain may start 'eating' itself if you don't sleep enough!

The brain may start 'eating' itself if you don't sleep enough!

 The study conducted on mice showed that sleep deprivation can cause parts of the brain's synapses to be 'eaten' by other brain cells.

May 27, 2017, 12:29 PM IST
Scientists create new brain cells from human skin

Scientists create new brain cells from human skin

The study, led by researchers at University of California, Irvine (UCI) in the US, used a genetic process to reprogramme these cells into a pluripotent state capable of developing into any type of cell or tissue of the body.

Apr 26, 2017, 18:49 PM IST
Multiple sclerosis start showing signs five years before onset of disease

Multiple sclerosis start showing signs five years before onset of disease

Multiple sclerosis is an auto-immune disease where the body attacks the protective coating, known as myelin, around brain cells.

Apr 21, 2017, 22:03 PM IST

Things you can do to prevent a stroke!

Around the world, stroke kills more people each year than do HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. 

Oct 28, 2016, 16:56 PM IST

Glial – Brain cells that play vital role in controlling appetite identified!

Neuroscientists at MIT found that activating these brain cells stimulates overeating, and that when the cells are suppressed, appetite is also suppressed.

Oct 19, 2016, 13:30 PM IST

Stroke – 10 warning signs you should know!

Strokes can strike poeple of any age, including children, but adults over 65 years of age are most at risk.

Oct 13, 2016, 17:12 PM IST

Gene therapy may treat Alzheimer's disease

Previous studies by the same team suggest this gene, called PGC1 - alpha, may prevent the formation of a protein called amyloid-beta peptide in cells in the lab.

Oct 11, 2016, 13:06 PM IST

People with alcohol addiction lack key enzyme: Scientists

 In people with alcohol dependence, the production of a key enzyme shuts down in brain cells and the deficiency leads to continued use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, say researchers.

Aug 30, 2016, 22:02 PM IST
Cocaine makes brain cells cannibalize themselves, says study on mice

Cocaine makes brain cells cannibalize themselves, says study on mice

Researchers have contributed significant new evidence to support the idea that high doses of cocaine kill brain cells by triggering overactive autophagy (normal physiological process in the body that deals with destruction of cells), while working with mice.

Jan 19, 2016, 10:26 AM IST

Brain 'switch' to turn off nicotine cravings identified

Scientists have identified a fat molecule in brain cells that may act as a 'switch' to increase or decrease the motivation to consume nicotine, a finding that could lead to new therapies to help smokers kick the butt.

Jan 16, 2016, 12:30 PM IST

Three-decade old pesticide in milk linked with Parkinson's

 A pesticide used prior to the early 1980s and found in milk at that time may be associated with signs of Parkinson's disease in the brain, researchers reveal.

Dec 10, 2015, 11:58 AM IST

How jogging helps you stay sharp- Read inside

Exercise can enhance the development of new brain cells that play an important role in learning and memory of adults, new research has found.

Nov 29, 2015, 00:34 AM IST

Artificial skin to give people with prosthetics sense of touch

Researchers have developed a new artificial skin that can 'feel' similar to the way a fingertip senses pressure, and may help people perceive sensation in their prosthetic limbs.

Nov 09, 2015, 18:37 PM IST

Jet lag-like sleep disruptions spur Alzheimer's memory loss

Glutathione deficiencies produce redox changes in brain cells. Redox reactions involve the transfer of electrons, which leads to alterations in the oxidation state of atoms and may affect brain metabolism and inflammation.

Oct 31, 2015, 09:46 AM IST
Our memories reside in specific brain cells: MIT researchers

Our memories reside in specific brain cells: MIT researchers

The researchers used optogenetics to show that memories really do reside in very specific brain cells, and that simply activating a tiny fraction of brain cells can recall an entire memory.

Oct 25, 2015, 00:19 AM IST

Decoding brain cells' moods may manage alcoholism: Study

These brain cells called Purkinje cells, located in the cerebellum at the base of the brain, are essential for our body's balance.

Oct 07, 2015, 20:43 PM IST
Indian-American scientist uses sound waves to control brain cells

Indian-American scientist uses sound waves to control brain cells

In a first, an Indian American researcher from Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California has developed a new way to selectively activate brain, heart, muscle and other cells using ultrasonic sound waves.

Sep 16, 2015, 20:03 PM IST

Diabetes may be linked to brain tangles, separate from Alzheimer's disease

A new study has suggested that Diabetes and the buildup of tangles or tau in the brain may be linked independently of Alzheimer's disease.

Sep 06, 2015, 10:33 AM IST