In a ray of hope for people suffering from dementia, researchers -- led by one of Indian origin -- have found that stimulating the brain though minute amounts of electricity enhances the growth of new brain cells and improves short and long-term memory.
Mild tremors were today felt in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, MeT office said. A mild earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale hit Pithoragarh and adjoining areas at 5.6 PM, the MeT office said.
Working with human neurons and fruit flies, researchers were able to identify and then shut down a biological process that seemed to trigger a particular form of Parkinson`s disease present in a large number of patients.
Tremors were felt in the national capital late Saturday morning after an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan`s Balochistan province four days after over 300 people died in a quake there.