Monday 22 December, 2014

Decoded: Skin cells that sense touch

In a ground-breaking research, scientists have resolved the age-old mystery of touch – how cells just beneath the skin surface enable us to feel fine details and textures Continue reading “Decoded: Skin cells that sense touch” »  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, March 30th, 2014
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Autism, an individual disorder

The International Centre for Neurological Restoration (CIREN) here is developing a project aimed at validating and measuring the effectiveness of interventions in patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) Continue More...

By BioNews On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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Autism may begin in the womb: study

Conditions for autism may develop even before birth, in the second and third trimester of pregnancy Continue reading “Autism may begin in the womb: study” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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When relaxation can trigger migraine headaches

Allowing stress to build up is so dangerous that even relaxation following heightened stress can act as a trigger for migraine attacks Continue reading “When relaxation can trigger migraine headaches” More...

By BioNews On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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When brain tells you to stop drinking water

Although we cannot predict if our brain signals us to stop taking that extra glass of champagne, our brains are hardwired to stop us from drinking more water than what is healthy Continue reading “When brain More...

By BioNews On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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Novel way to treat retinal blindness soon

In a ray of hope for people at the risk of retinal blindness, identifying ways to leverage our immune system to clean out abnormal blood vessels Continue reading “Novel way to treat retinal blindness soon” More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Face-blind people can distinguish shapes: Study

People who are unable to recognise faces owing to face blindness following brain damage can still learn to distinguish between other types of very similar objects Continue reading “Face-blind people can distinguish More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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DNA therapy boon for people with hearing loss

In a significant discovery, researchers have used DNA therapy to improve cochlear implant functionality in lab mice Continue reading “DNA therapy boon for people with hearing loss” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, March 24th, 2014
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Mild brain injury may not always show symptoms

In the absence of any definitive diagnostic test, treatment of concussion or ‘mild traumatic brain injury Continue reading “Mild brain injury may not always show symptoms” »  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Diabetes, high BP in middle age up dementia risks

Diabetes and high blood pressure in middle age increase risks of brain damage which leads to thinking problems and dementia in later life Continue reading “Diabetes, high BP in middle age up dementia risks” More...