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Sunday 26 April, 2015

Even thinking about exercise makes your muscles stronger

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Though exercise lovers would never believe this, according to researchers from Ohio University  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, December 25th, 2014
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Human echolocation can help blind ‘see’

The ability to detect objects in the environment by sensing echoes from them is more than just a functional  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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Smartphone thumb skills altering our brains: Study

Frequent chatting with friends over touchscreen smartphones can actually be brain altering, says a new research.  More...

When researchers looked at certain neurons (similar to the one shown on top) in rats treated with riluzole, they found an important change in one brain region, the hippocampus: more clusters of so-called spines, receiving connections that extend from the branches of a neuron (bottom). Image Credit: Dr. John H. Morrison's lab, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
By BioNews On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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Riluzole may prevent memory loss in elderly

A drug known as riluzole can help prevent developing neurodegenerative conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)  More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
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How mice detect different odours

Mice can detect minute differences in the timing of activities in neurons of the olfactory system, a sensory system used for the sense of smell, a study has suggested. These new findings were built upon earlier More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, December 20th, 2014
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Lost memories can be restored: Scientists

In a new ray of hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have found that  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  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  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  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  More...