How do proteins affect processing of information in brain: Study

A research team revealed that variety of proteins are required to facilitate the process of passing information from one neuron to another.

May 09, 2021, 17:38 PM IST

Men and Women brains are different, find out how

Women's brains are about 11 per cent smaller than men's, in proportion to their body size. Smaller brains allow certain features.

Mar 28, 2021, 17:13 PM IST

Serotonin promotes patience in parts of brain, reveal scientists

This recent work draws very heavily from the previous research, in which a powerful technique called optogenetics was used by the unit. 

Nov 30, 2020, 00:34 AM IST

Research reveals how brain helps us navigate social differences

Participants paired with people of different backgrounds reported a slightly higher level of anxiety and effort during their conversation than those in similar-background pairs.

Oct 10, 2020, 20:48 PM IST

Brain protein linked to seizures, abnormal social behaviours, say researchers

The findings of the study can further scientists` understanding of the mechanisms that lead to neurodevelopmental disorders, allowing researchers to discover novel interventions for treating these disorders by targeting astrocytes during a specific developmental period.

Sep 01, 2020, 16:17 PM IST

Research shows how brain flexibility emerges in infants

For this study, the authors used magnetic resonance imaging to examine brain activity up to seven times in 52 typically developing infants under the age of two during natural sleep. 

Sep 01, 2020, 16:07 PM IST

Bodyweight has alarming impact on brain function, reveals study

The study highlights the need to address obesity as a target for interventions designed to improve brain function.

Aug 09, 2020, 15:07 PM IST

Scientists show how brain distinguishes lyrics from music

Albouy and his team found that degradation of temporal information impaired speech recognition but not melody recognition. On the other hand, the perception of melody decreased only with spectral degradation of the song.

Feb 28, 2020, 18:47 PM IST

People who play drums have different brain function: Study

Another finding is that their areas of the motor brain are more efficiently organised. The findings of the study were published in the journal Brain and Behavior. The research was carried out by Dr Lara Schlaffke from the Bergmannsheil university clinic in Bochum and Dr Sebastian Ocklenburg, Associate Professor from the biopsychology research unit at Ruhr-Universitat Bochum.

Dec 15, 2019, 20:33 PM IST

Tiny robotic thread can slip through brain's blood vessels

The procedure is physically taxing, requiring surgeons who must be specifically trained in the task

Aug 29, 2019, 17:08 PM IST

Being socially active linked to lower dementia risk

For the analysis, the research team focused on the relationships between social contact at age 50, 60 and 70, and subsequent incidence of dementia, and whether social contact was linked to cognitive decline, after accounting for other factors such as education, employment, marital status and socioeconomic status.

Aug 06, 2019, 15:04 PM IST

Musk unveils brain-on-a-chip, seeks human trials in 2020

Idea is to understand and treat brain disorders, preserve and enhance your own brain and create a well-aligned future.

Jul 18, 2019, 16:21 PM IST

CT scans may increase brain cancer risk

CT scans are sometimes used to identify conditions associated with an increased tumour risk.

Jul 20, 2018, 17:51 PM IST

Anaesthesia does not lower IQ in children: Study

There is no evidence to prove that children below three years of age who were given anaesthesia had lower intelligence level than those who did not have it, say researchers.

Apr 18, 2018, 16:38 PM IST

Brain's memory area might be associated with anxiety, depression

An area of the brain, commonly linked with memory and dementia, could also yield important clues about a range of mental health illnesses including addiction, anxiety and depression, a study has found.

Apr 16, 2018, 12:00 PM IST

Sitting for too long may increase dementia risk: Study

Sitting for too long may increase the risk of dementia in middle-aged adults, according to scientists, including one of Indian origin.

Apr 13, 2018, 13:22 PM IST

Why alcohol, sugar lead to thirst decoded

Scientists have identified a hormone that acts on the brain to stimulate thirst in response to sugar and alcohol, thereby preventing dehydration.

Apr 13, 2018, 12:51 PM IST

How office colleagues helped save brain stroke patient

At a time of growing distrust and general indifference to human suffering, doctors at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital here on Thursday noted how prompt action of office colleague in one instance and of a spouse in another case helped give two brain stroke patients a new lease of life.

Apr 13, 2018, 11:50 AM IST

Brain zapping restores sensations in paralysed patient

For the first time, scientists have induced natural sensations in the arm of a paralysed man by stimulating a certain region of the brain with a tiny array of electrodes.

Apr 12, 2018, 11:38 AM IST

Brain injury in teenagers may up Alzheimer's risk: Lancet

Sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBT) in your 20s may increase the risk of developing dementia including Alzheimer's in your 50s by 60 per cent, a review of nearly three million patients has revealed.

Apr 11, 2018, 17:31 PM IST