Neurological disorders

'Migraine not just a headache but neurological disorder'

'Migraine not just a headache but neurological disorder'

Migraine is a treatable disorder, where the headache frequency and severity can be effectively controlled, said Dr. K. Ravishankar.

Sep 07, 2018, 11:45 AM IST
Human brain grown in rodents to boost treatments for neurological disorders

Human brain grown in rodents to boost treatments for neurological disorders

In a first, US scientists have grown miniature human brains or human brain organoids, in the skulls of mice, a breakthrough that could boost stem cell research as well as provide insight into neurological disorders such as autism, dementia, and schizophrenia.

Apr 20, 2018, 11:10 AM IST
Treating autism now as simple as changing the diet? - Read

Treating autism now as simple as changing the diet? - Read

The review highlighted many studies showing that restoring a healthy balance in gut bacteria can treat ASD symptoms.

Jun 20, 2017, 14:08 PM IST
Residing near high-traffic roadways elevates demetia risk

Residing near high-traffic roadways elevates demetia risk

They examined records of more than 6.5 million Ontario residents aged 20-85 to investigate the correlation between living close to major roads and dementia, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.

Jan 06, 2017, 12:40 PM IST

How to tell if your child has cerebral palsy!

Cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage that happens before or during a baby's birth, or during the first years of a child's life. 

Oct 05, 2016, 13:24 PM IST

Sleep in side positions to avoid Alzheimer's

Developing a simple practice of sleeping in the side-position, as compared to sleeping on one's back or stomach, may help you reduce the chances of developing Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurological disorders.

Aug 09, 2015, 15:54 PM IST

Soon, deliver drugs to brain via remote control

A team of researchers has developed a tiny wireless device that, once implanted in the brain, can be activated by remote control to deliver targeted drugs.

Jul 17, 2015, 13:09 PM IST

President Pranab Mukherjee calls for serious thought on health care system

In the wake of rising heath cost, President Pranab Mukherjee today called for a serious thought on nature of healthcare system.

Dec 08, 2014, 20:37 PM IST

Turmeric compound, a key component for Alzheimer's medicine?

Turmeric has been on the Indian food menu since eons..

Sep 26, 2014, 13:12 PM IST

Immune response to injury may damage brain: Study

Can our immune system trigger memory impairment and cognitive dysfunction leading to chronic neurological diseases? Researchers at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio believe so.

Jul 25, 2014, 17:24 PM IST

3D brain view may help treat Alzheimer`s, Parkinson`s

In a breakthrough that may help in developing drugs for Alzheimer`s and other neurological disorders, researchers have developed a 3D view of an important receptor in the brain.

Jun 29, 2014, 13:39 PM IST

Indian-origin scientist paves way for improved epilepsy treatments

Researchers at the University of Toronto, including one of Indian-origin, have now discovered a complex network of proteins that could help in the treatment of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia.

Jun 16, 2014, 12:46 PM IST

New discovery could soon make epilepsy history

University of Toronto biologists leading an investigation into the cells that regulate proper brain function, have identified and located the key players whose actions contribute to afflictions such as epilepsy and schizophrenia.

Jun 08, 2014, 15:49 PM IST

Life stressors in expectant mothers could trigger neurological disorders in babies

Researchers have suggested that trauma, illness, alcohol or other drug abuse in expectant mothers could activate a single molecular trigger in brain cells that can go awry and activate conditions like schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder or autism in their babies.

Apr 23, 2014, 13:01 PM IST

New targets to help treat Parkinson`s disease identified

Researchers have used RNA interference (RNAi) - a natural process occurring in cells that helps regulate genes - to reveal dozens of genes which could represent new therapeutic targets for treating Parkinson`s disease.

Nov 25, 2013, 12:29 PM IST

How antidepressants work in brain

A new study has allowed researchers better understanding of how antidepressants work in the human brain - and may lead to the better antidepressants` development with few or no side effects.

Nov 09, 2013, 14:18 PM IST

Absence of SMG1 protein could lead to Parkinson`s

A new study has suggested that the absence of a protein called SMG1 could aid in the development of Parkinson`s.

Oct 31, 2013, 13:34 PM IST

Protein can lead to drug treatments for chronic pain

Scientists have created a new bio-therapeutic molecule that could be used to treat neurological disorders such as chronic pain and epilepsy.

Oct 26, 2013, 13:09 PM IST

Sleep helps brain stay fit by clearing waste

Like a janitor sweeping the halls after the lights go out, major changes occur in the brain during sleep to flush out waste and ward off disease, researchers said Thursday.

Oct 18, 2013, 09:34 AM IST

New device uses handwriting to detect neurological disorders

Researchers have developed a novel device that detects neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer`s and Parkinson`s by recording signals from a patient`s hand muscles during handwriting.

Jul 29, 2013, 16:25 PM IST

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