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Brain scans play pivotal role in identifying teens at drug abuse risk

Brain scans play pivotal role in identifying teens at drug abuse risk

Psychologists are aware that kids who score high on tests of novelty seeking are on average a bit more likely to abuse drugs.

Human brain helpful in fructose generation: Study

Human brain helpful in fructose generation: Study

Previous studies have established that excess consumption of fructose contributes to high blood sugar and chronic diseases like obesity.

High-sugar diet can cause Alzheimer's disease

High-sugar diet can cause Alzheimer's disease

Researchers from the University of Bath and King's College London claim that this is the first concrete evidence to explain why abnormally high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycaemia, have an impact on cognitive function.

Cryonics – This Scottish author pays 50 pounds a month to preserve his brain after death

Cryonics – This Scottish author pays 50 pounds a month to preserve his brain after death

As per reports, DJ MacLennan has been paying 50 pounds ( appriximately Rs 4,000) a month for the past decade to Alcor Institute in Arizona, USA, to preserve his brain in the hope that he can one day be brought back to life.

It's your spinal cord which determines left or right-handedness'

It's your spinal cord which determines left or right-handedness'

To date, it had been assumed that differences in gene activity of the right and left hemisphere might be responsible for a person's handedness.

Do you know which chemical in brain helps in bonding? - Read story

Do you know which chemical in brain helps in bonding? - Read story

A researcher studied 19 mother-infant pairs and found that the results had important implications for therapies addressing disorders of the dopamine system.

Donate your brains, scientists appeal to people

Donate your brains, scientists appeal to people

In recent years, researchers have made links between the shape of the brain and mental and neurological disorders.

Brain health: Five tips that will boost your memory power

Brain health: Five tips that will boost your memory power

Here are some simple tips and tricks to sharpen your brain and thinking power.

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. 

Brain's unable to form new memories when you're sleep deprived

Brain's unable to form new memories when you're sleep deprived

Studying mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins have fortified evidence that a key purpose of sleep is to recalibrate the brain cells responsible for learning and memory so the animals can "solidify" lessons learned and use them when they awaken -- in the case of nocturnal mice, the next evening.

Alzheimer's, Parkinson's linked to defective brain cells spreading disease, says study

Alzheimer's, Parkinson's linked to defective brain cells spreading disease, says study

Researchers found that while healthy neurons should be able to sort out and rid brain cells of toxic proteins and damaged cell structures without causing problems, laboratory findings indicate that it does not always occur.

People with brain injuries likely to develop attention problems

People with brain injuries likely to develop attention problems

The research further says that people with severe injuries are five times more likely to develop attention problems while people with mild injuries are two times more likely to develop.

A brain injury is two times more likely to develop attention problems

A brain injury is two times more likely to develop attention problems

People with mild to moderate brain injuries are two times more likely to have developed attention problems and those with severe injuries are five times more likely to develop secondary Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in an average of seven years after injury, reveals a study.

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.

Music, drugs invigorate same part of the brain, says study

Music, drugs invigorate same part of the brain, says study

This is the first demonstration that the brain's own opioids are directly involved in musical pleasure.

App developed for aiding taxi drivers mental health

App developed for aiding taxi drivers mental health

Researchers thought of this move after learning that taxi drivers were among the most stressed people in a workplace.

Migraines more common among females – Know why

Migraines more common among females – Know why

This is because of of distinct differences found in mast cells, a type of white blood cell that is part of the immune system, says a study.

Weight loss surgery can alter your brain by reducing your obsessive urge to eat

Weight loss surgery can alter your brain by reducing your obsessive urge to eat

A team of researchers has found that a weight loss surgery can not only make your stomach smaller but can also reduce your obsessive urge to eat.

Researchers suggest psychotherapy may mend brain changes in social phobia

Researchers suggest psychotherapy may mend brain changes in social phobia

Researchers have suggested that psychotherapy may help treat patients who are suffering from a social phobia by removing impairments in the key brain structures that are involved in processing and regulating emotions.

Consuming mulethi during pregnancy may harm infant's brain, says study

Consuming mulethi during pregnancy may harm infant's brain, says study

In the study, youths that were exposed to large amounts of liquorice in the womb performed less well than others in cognitive reasoning tests carried out by a psychologist.