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Even one session of exercise can bust stress

Post Views: 276 Know why you feel ‘high’ after exercise? It’s because work-outs prompt your brain to release naturally producing opioids! Even a single exercise session can have a positive effect on human mood and cognition, according to new research published in the journal Brain Plasticity. The study was led by Wendy A. Suzuki, Ph.D., […]

Doodle your depression away

Post Views: 458 A new study at the Drexel University in Philadelphia, USA says that artistic pursuit, doodling in particular, gladdens the brain. “When you doodle the reward pathway in your brain get super active,” says Girija Kaimal who led the investigation. “This leads to a feeling of pleasure.” And you do not have to […]

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Post Views: 119 Overview BRAINS offersbest-in-class services and amenities, thoughtfully designed forthe optimum comfort of its patients and their accompanying relatives or caregivers. The services encompass all needs,ranging from a choice of wards that fit all budgets to food centres,24/7 pharmacies, an international patient service hub, a prayer room, and a well-stocked library. In addition […]

Scientists take another step towards solving Huntington puzzle

Post Views: 191 A new Duke University study says that a protein critical for wiring the brain is mutated in early life among patients of Huntington’s disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that leads to symptoms like uncontrolled movements, inability to focus or remember, depression and aggression. These symptoms appear usually in middle age by which […]

Sweat news for diabetics

Post Views: 232 A brain enzyme known as prolyl endopeptidase (PREP) plays a key role in sensing and controlling glucose levels in the blood, a discovery that’s likely to herald new treatments for diabetes of both Type 1 and 2. Found in the ventromedial nucleus, PREP is part of the hypothalamus that kicks off the […]

Why we can ‘smell’ a danger

Post Views: 201 Mothers transmit the sense of fear through certain odours to their babies even before they are born. A team of scientists at the University of Michigan came to this conclusion based on studies involving mice. “During their early days of life pups receive the sense of fear through odours released by their […]

How the brain helps us predict adversity

Post Views: 168 Ever wondered how your brain is able to alert us to the consequences of our actions? According to a recent study the human habenula, half the size of a pea, helps us predict the outcome of negative events like electric shocks and thereby saves us a great deal of grief. That is, […]

New learnings undermine theory on reading

Post Views: 289 According to a new study, students continue to learn ‘reading’ even after 4th grade, contrary to what is generally taught at institutions that train teachers. Published in the journal Developmental Science, the researchers say that there is no change in automatic word processing among fourth-graders, a crucial component of the reading shift […]

Huntington’s disease: A significant breakthrough

Post Views: 342 According to a new Duke University study the protein that is mutated in Huntington’s disease is critical for wiring the brain in early life.Symptoms like uncontrolled movements, inability to focus or remember, depression and aggression are characteristic of Huntington’s disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. These symptoms become apparent in middle age by […]

What happens to brains recovering from anaesthesia?

Post Views: 214 The latest edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has published a report that examines the happenings in a brain when it recovers from the effect of anaesthetics. “It is remarkable indeed that we recover from anaesthesia the way we do,” says Alexander Proekt, a visiting fellow in Don […]