Brain disorder

Treatment to cut brain injury in newborns identified

Treatment to cut brain injury in newborns identified

Consequences of brain injury resulting from oxygen deprivation affect the entire lifespan and range from mild (learning disabilities) to severe (inability to breathe, walk, talk or see). 

Nov 11, 2017, 13:21 PM IST
Schizophrenia: Things you might not know about this mental disorder

Schizophrenia: Things you might not know about this mental disorder

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts. 

May 24, 2017, 11:12 AM IST
Delhi's Qutub Minar swathed in blue light to mark World Autism Awareness Day

Delhi's Qutub Minar swathed in blue light to mark World Autism Awareness Day

 ACE has associated with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to light up the monument.

Apr 02, 2017, 20:07 PM IST
Scientists identify 18 new genes linked to autism risk

Scientists identify 18 new genes linked to autism risk

Scientists have identified 18 new genes variations that may increase the risk of the disorder.

Mar 08, 2017, 23:30 PM IST
Know these common causes of epilepsy!

Know these common causes of epilepsy!

Epilepsy is a common type of disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing repeated seizures. 

Feb 15, 2017, 00:07 AM IST
Do you know the bacteria in your gut may accelerate Alzheimer's? - Read

Do you know the bacteria in your gut may accelerate Alzheimer's? - Read

The researchers found that mice suffering from Alzheimer`s have a different composition of intestinal bacteria compared to mice that are healthy.

Feb 11, 2017, 13:04 PM IST
When PM Narendra Modi helped 12-year-old boy suffering from rare brain disorder

When PM Narendra Modi helped 12-year-old boy suffering from rare brain disorder

Parth, who hails from Gujarat's Amreli district, suffers from the rare Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis (SSPE), a deadly brain disorder related to measles (rubeola) infection.

Jan 07, 2017, 16:08 PM IST

New cancer drug candidate may treat Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behaviour.

Mar 01, 2016, 13:47 PM IST

New method to kill brain cancer with skin cells

The discovery can offer, for the first time in more than 30 years, a new and more effective treatment for the disease, says the study.

Feb 25, 2016, 21:34 PM IST

'Lazy eye' may bully brain into altering its wiring

 Amblyopia - more commonly known as "lazy eye" - may cause the brain to alter its wiring, according to a new study.

Aug 26, 2015, 14:53 PM IST

Poor sleep causes negativity in women with bipolar disorder

Poor sleep is associated with negative mood in women with bipolar disorder, says a new study.

Jul 01, 2015, 14:21 PM IST

Cancer drugs may help prevent brain disorders: Study

 A class of anti-cancer drugs may be able to prevent brain disorders, including Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome, new research says.

May 20, 2015, 21:16 PM IST

Schizophrenia has eight avatars, not one

In an important first step towards better diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia, researchers have found that there are eight different types of the brain disorder, and not a single type, as earlier thought.

Feb 04, 2015, 12:48 PM IST
Deer vaccine may prevent brain disorder in humans

Deer vaccine may prevent brain disorder in humans

A vaccine that researchers developed to fight a fatal brain disorder in animals also holds promise for similar brain infections among humans.

Dec 22, 2014, 14:17 PM IST

Protein 'switch' to turn off Alzheimer's identified

 Blocking a protein that acts like switch to wake us up may help prevent Alzheimer's disease, new research has found, pointing towards a new target to prevent this devastating brain disorder.

Nov 25, 2014, 17:15 PM IST

Premature babies at higher risk of brain disorders

In the early stages of brain growth, a disturbance like a premature birth could affect its neuro-circuitry, leading to a higher risk of neurological disorders, says a new research.

Nov 06, 2014, 11:59 AM IST

A blood test to detect psychosis

Offering a ray of hope for people who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis, a blood test may help identify if they are at the risk of developing serious brain disorders later in life.

Sep 23, 2014, 12:44 PM IST

Eye changes can predict dementia

A loss of cells in the retina is one of the earliest signs of a form of dementia in people with a genetic risk for the brain disorder - even before any changes appear in their behaviour, says a study.

Aug 26, 2014, 13:44 PM IST

Indian Scientist uses new approach to find `hidden` genetic causes of brain disorders

Indian scientist Dr. Saumya Jamuar recently used a novel technique called "targeted high-coverage sequencing" in order to discover hidden genetic causes of brain disorders.

Aug 23, 2014, 13:13 PM IST

Men four times likelier than women to suffer from autism

Researchers have revealed that that it takes more mutations to trigger autism in women than in men, which may explain why men are four times more likely to have the disorder.

Mar 30, 2014, 21:00 PM IST