How brain helps serve the perfect Tennis ace
How brain helps serve the perfect Tennis ace

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.

Scientists discover new clues to brain`s wiring

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.

How `fatal` Huntington`s disease kills brain cells discovered

Researchers have claimed to have discovered out how the fatal inherited disorder Huntington`s disease kills brain cells.

Sleep well to learn well

You must have heard and read that sleep helps strengthen and consolidate memories. Now, researchers show how it works.

Sleep after learning does increase memory power

A new study has revealed that sleep after learning strengthens connections between brain cells and enhances memory.

Early learning may keep brain cells alive

Using your brain - particularly during adolescence - may help brain cells survive and could impact how the brain functions after puberty, a new study suggests.

Using your brain during adolescence could help keep brain cells alive

Researchers have said that using your brain - particularly during adolescence - may help brain cells survive and could impact how the brain functions after puberty.

Stem cells from teeth can grow to resemble brain cells

Scientists have discovered that stem cells taken from teeth can grow to resemble brain cells.

Regulator of electrical activity in brain and heart found

Scientists have discovered an outer shield above the entrance of T-type channels that can change the electrochemical signalling of heart and brain cells.

Autism begins in pregnancy: study

Scientists have found clear and direct new evidence that autism begins during pregnancy.

Why is it important to know common warning signs of stroke?

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.

First stem cell research paves way for new treatments for bipolar disorder

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.

Blood test can predict Alzheimer`s: Study

Researchers in the US say they have developed a prototype blood test that can tell with 90 percent accuracy whether a healthy person will develop Alzheimer`s disease within three years.

New ideas can change human brain cells

Researchers have identified an important molecular change that occurs in the brain when we learn and remember.

Timely action can reduce burden of strokes

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.

Stimulating brain cells can stop binge boozing: Study

Researchers have used the emerging technique of optogenetics, which uses light to stimulate neurons, to change alcohol drinking behaviour in rodents.

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.

Researchers move closer to growing "therapeutic" brain cells in lab

A new study has revealed that brain cells from a small biopsy can be used to grow large numbers of new personalized cells.

New drugs to treat Parkinson`s identified

Scientists have identified new drugs that have the potential to stop faulty brain cells from dying and slow down the progression of Parkinson`s disease.

Copper plays key role in Alzheimer`s disease

A new study has revealed that copper is one of the main environmental factors that is responsible for the onset and enhancement of Alzheimer`s disease.