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Chemicals linked to brain disorders in children

Numerous, common chemicals can interfere with normal thyroid hormone actions, which are essential for normal brain development in foetuses and young children, they say.

Mar 26, 2018, 17:57 PM IST

Brain training may help prevent dyslexia

In previous work, researchers found that children with dyslexia show a weak synchronisation with low frequency bands, and therefore, a poor activation of the regions related to language processing.

Mar 08, 2018, 12:15 PM IST

World Epilepsy Day: All you need to know about the disease

Epilepsy, a chronic non-communicable condition, is a brain disorder that can affect a person of any age.  

Feb 09, 2018, 18:02 PM IST

Visual system alterations may signal onset of Parkinson's

 Experiencing changes in the visual system such as an inability to perceive colours may act as important biomarkers for the early detection and monitoring of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.

Jul 12, 2017, 00:33 AM IST

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.

Feb 17, 2017, 13:57 PM IST

Artificial stimulation can help fight brain disorders

Scientists know that stimulating the brain via electricity or other means may help ease the symptoms of various neurological and psychiatric disorders like epilepsy and depression.

Sep 28, 2016, 00:32 AM IST

Environmental toxins can cause brain disorders in children, suggest experts

Scientists and experts from various fields have for the first time come together to support a link between exposures to toxic chemicals in air, water, food and everyday products and children's risks for neuro-developmental disorders.

Jul 02, 2016, 17:40 PM IST

Scientists replicate folding human brain in 3D in lab

Understanding how the brain folds could help unlock its inner workings and unravel brain-related disorders as function often follows form.

Feb 02, 2016, 14:11 PM IST

Schizophrenia symptoms may vary as per brain features

 Researchers employed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique called "diffusion tensor imaging" on 36 healthy participants and 47 schizophrenic participants.

Feb 01, 2016, 16:08 PM IST

New insights into treating brain rhythm disorders

When the human brain takes on intellectually challenging tasks, groups of neurons tune in to one another for a fraction of a second and harmonise, then go back to improvising, says a new study.

Jul 28, 2015, 17:47 PM IST

Kiwi blackcurrants good for brain

New Zealand blackcurrants are good for keeping us mentally young and agile, finds a study.

Jun 26, 2015, 18:47 PM IST

Brain's 'filing system' is same for all

Scientists from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have documented the formation of a newly learned concept inside the brain and found that it occurs in the same brain areas for everyone.

Jun 10, 2015, 15:02 PM IST

Now, youthful vigor can be restored to adult brains

It is said that adult brain's connections are hard to change, but as per a new study, it turns out that it is possible to restore the flexibility of the juvenile brain to the adult brain.

May 19, 2015, 12:28 PM IST

Have fish, soak up some sun for healthy brain

Eating enough sea fish and outdoor activities affect the levels of brain chemical serotonin that plays a role in ameliorating the symptoms associated with a broad array of brain disorders, new research has found.

Feb 27, 2015, 15:27 PM IST

How brain maintains activity balance

Ever wondered how we constantly adjust and adapt our social behaviour in response to external stimuli? A mechanism in the brain automatically does that for us.

Jun 23, 2014, 18:19 PM IST

Why Neanderthals never had brain disorders

In a significant discovery, scientists have found why modern humans develop brain disorders like autism or schizophrenia but our ancestor Neanderthals did not.

Apr 20, 2014, 17:14 PM IST

Gene behind brain development discovered

In a breakthrough, scientists have found a gene key for the development of our brain.
The study shows how mutations in the gene called USP9X are linked to intellectual disability.

Apr 06, 2014, 13:56 PM IST

Schizophrenia sufferers have impaired ability to imitate

Researchers have conducted a brain mapping experiment to strengthen the theory that an impaired ability to imitate may underlie the profound and enduring difficulty with social interactions that characterize schizophrenia.

Mar 16, 2014, 19:24 PM IST

Alzheimer`s disease may kill as many as cancer in US

Deaths from Alzheimer`s disease are under-reported in the United States and the most common form of dementia may be taking as many lives as heart disease or cancer, said a study Wednesday.

Mar 06, 2014, 10:14 AM IST

Overactive immunity in pregnancy linked to brain damage in offspring

The male child may be more vulnerable to brain disorders due to the immune system `overdrive` in pregnant women than the female child -- and the impact may be life long, a new study shows.

Feb 09, 2014, 16:23 PM IST