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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

Bizarre: Man steals human brains and sells them on eBay!

Charles gained entry to the Indiana Medical History Museum – formerly the Central Indiana Hospital for the Insane – on multiple occasions, a court heard.

Nov 26, 2015, 21:57 PM IST

Do you often see faces in random things? You could be suffering from Pareidolia!

Often when you see clouds drifting in the sky, does your mind conjure a bunny or a human face out of it? Also do you find random patterns on your meal staring back at you?

Aug 21, 2015, 22:24 PM IST

Indeed, birds of a feather flock together!

A new research has shown that birds of a feather do flock together, shedding light on why societal trends happen.

May 19, 2015, 14:00 PM IST

Your brain's not as old as you think

A new study has provided a deeper insight into human brains which ages less than previously thought.

Mar 15, 2015, 16:14 PM IST

What made human brains bigger than that of chimps

Researchers have discovered a tiny difference in a particular regulator of gene activity that human brain is bigger than that of our closest living relative, the chimpanzee who have almost all of of the genes that we have.

Feb 20, 2015, 17:46 PM IST

Dying cells send signal to stimulate new cells in birds

Scientists have discovered new neuron growth each spring in songbirds that starts with a signal from the expiring cells from the previous fall that primes the brain to start producing stem cells.

Sep 24, 2014, 18:52 PM IST

Risky behavior in teens may be caused by imbalances in brains` emotional networks

A new study has revealed that connections between certain brain regions are amplified in teens that are more prone to risk.

Aug 17, 2014, 17:45 PM IST

Why we tend to trust strangers without even seeing them

A new study has revealed that human brains have the capability to judge the trustworthiness of a face even when we cannot consciously see it.

Aug 06, 2014, 20:49 PM IST

How human brains adapt to new cognitive challenges

Decades of brain research has built a consensus understanding of the brain as an interconnected network of as many as 300 distinct regional brain structures.

Aug 13, 2013, 14:35 PM IST

It`s evolutionary difference that makes for human brains

Humans have two functional networks in their cerebral cortex not found in rhesus monkeys, which may have been added during evolution from primate ancestor to human.

Feb 25, 2013, 15:01 PM IST

Monkeys` word recognizing ability points to origins of reading

A study on monkeys has suggested that some of the mental processing involved in reading evolved separately from the specialised language centres that are unique to human brains.

Apr 13, 2012, 17:26 PM IST

Similarities between human brains, worms and computer chips

Scientists from the US, the UK, and Germany have discovered that the human brain, the nervous system of a worm, and a computer chip have striking similarities.

Apr 23, 2010, 15:29 PM IST