Saturday 20 December, 2014

Lost memories can be restored: Scientists

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In a new ray of hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have found that Continue reading “Lost memories can be restored: Scientists” »  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, December 7th, 2014
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Brain scan after mild stroke can predict future risk

A brain scan within 24 hours of a mild, non-disabling stroke, can predict when patients will be at the highest risk of Continue reading “Brain scan after mild stroke can predict future risk” »  More...

Nerve cells in the prefrontal cortex (marked) can process “greater than” and “less than” rules better under the influence of dopamine. Image: LS Tierphysiologie/Tübingen University
By BioNews On Saturday, December 6th, 2014
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Dopamine helps with math rules as well as mood

Researchers at the University of Tübingen show rule-applying neurons work better under the influence of the happy hormone Continue reading “Dopamine helps with math rules as well as mood” »  More...

The sea anemone that the researchers used in their experiments: Nematostella vectensis (Photograph: Chiara Sinigaglia)
By BioNews On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Researchers find how sea anemones are so good at producing nerve cells

A research group at the Uni Research Sars Centre in Bergen, Norway, has revealed how a seemingly simple animal is able to Continue reading “Researchers find how sea anemones are so good at producing nerve More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Scientists behind ‘inner GPS’ awarded Nobel prize in medicine

Three scientists – John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser – have shared the 2014 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine Continue reading “Scientists behind ‘inner GPS’ More...

By BioNews On Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Humans use dominant hand as a constant perceptual ‘ruler’

People tend to perceive their dominant hand as staying relatively the same size even when it is magnified Continue reading “Humans use dominant hand as a constant perceptual ‘ruler’” »  More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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New method to erase pain

It is possible to relieve pain hypersensitivity with a new method that rekindles pain so that it can subsequently be erased Continue reading “New method to erase pain” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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Brains use standard code to speak same emotional language

Know why partners derive similar pleasure from sipping a fine wine or watching their favourite game Continue reading “Brains use standard code to speak same emotional language” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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How bipolar disorder drives people to riskier gambles

Areas of the brain involved in pursuing and relishing rewarding experiences are more strongly activated in people with bipolar disorder Continue reading “How bipolar disorder drives people to riskier gambles” More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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‘On-off’ switch can help coma patients come to life

Do you know there is an “on-off” switch in our brain that controls consciousness Continue reading “‘On-off’ switch can help coma patients come to life” »  More...