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Medical study: Physical actions limited by brain

A new study suggests activities combining movement and force tax our brains to capacity, countering a long-held belief that difficulty with dexterous tasks results from the limits of the muscles themselves.



Finding fears hiding place in the brain

Fear is a powerful emotion and neuroscientists have for the first time located the neurons responsible for fear conditioning in the mammalian brain.



Brain function can return after meth abuse, medical news

Researchers report that it takes at least a year for former methamphetamine users to regain impulse control.



Site for alcohol's action in the brain

Alcohol's inebriating effects are familiar to everyone. A new study by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies brings us closer to understanding how alcohol alters the way brain cells work.



Nanotechnology combats fatal brain infections

Doctors may get a new arsenal for meningitis treatment and the war on drug-resistant bacteria and fungal infections with novel peptide nanoparticles developed by scientists.



Brain mapping and soft tissue imaging

Carl Zeiss has developed a unique series of solutions addressing the different methods for brain mapping and soft tissue imaging.



Medical report on brain placticity

Researchers have found that synaptic plasticity, long implicated as a device for 'change' in the brain, may also be essential for stability.



Genetics links obesity to the brain

A variation in a gene that is active in the central nervous system is associated with increased risk for obesity, according to an international study.



Anorexia biomarker in the brain

A new study shows that the levels of a brain protein called BDNF differ between healthy and anorexic women.



Brain energy use key to understanding consciousness

High levels of brain energy are required to maintain consciousness, a finding which suggests a new way to understand the properties of this still mysterious state of being, researchers report.



Biotechnology discovery of brain molecule reduces food intake

Researchers have identified a new appetite suppressant for promoting weight loss that they say works in rodents and may one day be used to develop an effective anti-obesity treatment.



Mechanism controls tumour growth in the brain

Scientists have discovered a molecular mechanism that plays a pivotal role in controlling cancer growth in the brain. The discovery could provide a basis for potentially effective therapies.



Leptin's role in brain neurocircuitry

In investigating the complex neurocircuitry behind weight gain and glucose control, scientists have known that the hormone leptin plays a key role in the process.



How the brain processes sight

Researchers find widely held theory on 'Saccadic Suppression' is incorrect with discovery that the brain is blocking information from awareness.



Vitamin D in fish boosts brain

Eating fish, long considered brain food, may really be good for the old grey matter, as is a healthy dose of sunshine, new research suggests. High levels of vitamin D are associated with improved cognitive function.



Cocaine perception in brain

Recent research not only demonstrates a link between cocaine and the reward circuits in the brain but also associates the susceptibility to addiction with these mechanisms.



Computer model predicts brain tumour growth

Researchers from Brown University and other institutions have developed a computational computer model of how brain tumours grow and evolve.



Special protein helps maintain an efficient brain

The instruction manual for maintaining an efficient brain may soon include a section on synaptotagmin-IV (Syt-IV), a protein known to influence learning and memory.



Cancer drug linked to brain virus

Rituximab is the most important and widely used cancer drug for lymphoma. It is also approved for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and is widely used off-label to treat multiple sclerosis, lupus erythematosus and autoimmune anemias.



Brain injury haunts children for years

Researchers analysed articles about TBI that were published between the years 1988 and 2007, quantifying for the first time a summary of all of the available literature on the effects of TBI on the developing brain of a child or adolescent.



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