New technique to show how brain works

Scientists from University of Southampton have developed a new technique to mark individual brain cells to help improve the understanding of how brain works.

Scientists develop technique to understand how human brain works
Scientists develop technique to understand how human brain works

Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a new technique to mark individual brain cells to help improve our understanding of how the brain works.

Excess protein during brain development may cause schizophrenia

A new study has revealed that excess protein during brain development may trigger schizophrenia later in life.

Scientists turn ageing brain into 'plastic' child-like state

Scientists have revealed that they have discovered a way to revert an adult brain to the "plastic", child-like state that is more able to form new connections quickly.

Sugar-rich fat maintains supply of brain stem cells

Fat and sugar are considered to be the culprits when it comes to obesity and related health complications but if researchers are to be believed, a biological fat with a sugar attached to it is essential for maintaining the brain's supply of stem cells.

Human skin cells reprogrammed directly into brain cells

Scientists have developed a new method to convert human skin cells directly into a specific type of brain cell affected by Huntington's disease, an ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disorder.

Head injury causes immune system to attack brain
Head injury causes immune system to attack brain

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found that stopping the body's immune system from killing brain cells can reduce the brain damage caused by head injuries.

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.

Mechanism that regenerates brain cells after stroke identified
Mechanism that regenerates brain cells after stroke identified

A team of researchers discovered a new mechanism that repairs brain after a stroke.

New type of brain cell discovered

Researchers have discovered a strange new type of brain cell that sends signals by bypassing the cell body altogether.

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.