BRAIN

  • Not a tumour but an unborn twin in Hyderabad woman's head for 26 years 2 days ago

    Washington: An Indian computer science PhD student from Hyderabad underwent brain surgery to find what she jokingly called her "evil twin sister who's been torturing me for the past 26 years". Doctors who performed brain surgery on Yamini Karanam, 26, in Los Angeles were shocked to find that instead of...
  • Multitasking may damage your brain: Study March 29, 2015

    Washington: Multitasking may hamper your performance and even damage your brain, new research has claimed. A study conducted at Stanford University found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall, or switch from one job to another as well as those who...
  • Smartphone use changing the way our thumbs and brain interact March 25, 2015

    Typing text messages, scrolling web pages, and checking your email on your smartphone could be changing the way your thumbs and brain interacts. That's according to researchers from the University of Zurich, ETH Zurich, and University of Fribourg. Dr Arko Ghosh, of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, led the...
  • MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav's son Shailesh, accused in PEB scam, dies March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav's son Shailesh died in Lucknow on Wednesday. He was accused in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB)scam. He is suspected to have died of brain haemorrhage. His body was found on the floor of his room. His father is admitted in CCU in...
  • ICC World Cup: Brian Lara hails India's bowling attack March 23, 2015

    Sydney: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell on Monday said Ravichandran Ashwin will get purchase from the SCG wicket and that spin would be a "big advantage" for India when they square off against the Michael Clarke-led side in the cricket World Cup semi-finals on Thursday. "Sydney Cricket Ground always turns. They...
  • World Cup: India expected to beat Bangladesh but it may not be easy, says Sunil Gavaskar March 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar expects India to beat Bangladesh in their cricket World Cup quarter-final fixture at the MCG on Thursday but says it may not be as easy for the defending champions as people think it is. "Bangladesh have a good batting line-up. Mahmudullah can take any game away,...
  • Sachin Tendulkar tops Viv Richards' list of ODI batsmen he would pay to watch February 1, 2015

    Over the years we have had an abundance of batting talent. It is difficult to separate and put them in their rightful batting order, let alone pick out 10 names. So, irrespective of the order they are in, these are my top-10 ODI batsmen of all time. The first name that...
  • Cricket greats who have never won a World Cup January 30, 2015

    There are countless talented cricketers who had worked tirelessly throughout their careers to have their hands on the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup trophy, but the title of world champion eluded them. I was one of those lucky ones to be part of the winning ICC Cricket World Cup squad...
  • Kumar Sangakkara is no less than Sachin Tendulkar January 4, 2015

    "Balanced yet intense, ruthless in his need to succeed, always contributing to his team's cause, he is among the finest cricketers Sri Lanka has produced," the late Peter Roebuck, one of the world's greatest cricket writers, once wrote about Kumar Sangakkara. Roebuck was describing the art of Sangakkara. "Kumar Sangakkara...
  • Watch: Journey of Dr Shubha Tole, winner of the Infosys Prize for Life Sciences December 31, 2014

    Dr Shubha Tole is the winner of the Infosys Prize for Life Sciences for pioneering work in the field of studying the brain. She has been working on finding out the cause behind mental illnesses. ...
  • A new Google Glass app that can help autistic kids learn social, communication skills December 27, 2014

    Washington: A Massachusetts-based startup called Brain Power is developing Google Glass app to help autistic kids learn social and communication skills. The app will also provide feedback to care-givers on how to help autistic children cope with their life. Called the Empowered Brain Suite for Autism, the app encourages kids to interact...
  • SC refuses to extend Italian marine's stay in Italy December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has rejected a plea by Italian marine, accused of two shooting Kerala fishermen, to extend his stay in Italy. The apex court has asked Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre to return to India by January 16, 2015. Latorre had approached the SC seeking an extension of two...
  • Human brains, reported missing, were destroyed: University of Texas December 4, 2014

    Human brains stored in jars of formaldehyde at the University of Texas in Austin and reported to be missing were actually destroyed in 2002, school officials said on Wednesday. Environmental workers disposed of the specimens after faculty members determined they were in poor condition for use in research or as a...
  • The case of the missing brains: About 1,000 specimens of brains disappear from University of Texas December 3, 2014

    Austin, Texas: The University of Texas at Austin is missing about 100 brains - about half of the specimens the university had in a collection of brains preserved in jars of formaldehyde. One of the missing brains is believed to have belonged to clock tower sniper Charles Whitman. "We think somebody may...
  • Organs of brain dead physically-challenged man donated in Coimbatore November 19, 2014

    Coimbatore: The family of a physically-challenged 38-year-old government official, declared brain dead after a road accident, has donated his organs providing a new lease of life to five persons. One kidney each was donated to KG Hospital and PSG Hospital, the liver was given to PSG Hospital and two eyes to...
  • Cannabis helps shrink aggressive brain cancer in lab November 16, 2014

    London: Scientists have managed to shrink one of the most aggressive brain cancers both in the lab and in mice by combining cannabinoids with radio therapy. Experts have shown that when certain parts of cannabis are used to treat cancer tumours alongside radio therapy treatment the growths can virtually disappear. The new...
  • Lifting weights can improve your memory: Study October 2, 2014

    Washington: Here's another reason why you should hit the gym - it can boost your memory. An intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known as long-term memory for previous events, by about 10 per cent in healthy young adults, a new study has...
  • Brain dead man's organs donated in Kozhikode September 20, 2014

    Kozhikode: The family of a 59yearold man, declared brain dead after a road accident, has donated his organs to save three needy patients. The liver and eyes of V P Surendran, who suffered head injury after he was knocked down by a twowheeler while crossing a road near his house...
  • Single dose of antidepressant changes brain September 20, 2014

    Berlin: A single dose of antidepressant is enough to produce dramatic changes in the functional architecture of the human brain, scientists have found. Brain scans taken of people before and after an acute dose of a commonly prescribed SSRI (serotonin reuptake inhibitor) showed changes in connectivity within three hours, researchers...
  • Scientists study how fear is processed in brain September 16, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have mapped brain activity to illustrate how fear arises when individuals are exposed to threatening images. Researchers from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas built on previous animal and human research to identify an electrophysiological marker for threat in the brain. "We are trying...
  • Fishermen murder: SC allows one Italian marine to travel to his country for 4 months September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday granted permission to one of the Italian marines facing murder trial in India, to travel back to Italy. The marine has been allowed to travel to Italy for four months on health grounds. Massimiliano Latorre, one of two Italian marines being held over...
  • Tamil Nadu: Brain dead person provides life to five September 7, 2014

    Coimbatore: A brain dead man from Karnataka on Sunday provided a new lease of life to five persons with his organs after a fivehour cadaver transplant surgery in a city hospital. Devendra of Alur (56) was hospitalised on September 5 after his two wheeler met with an accident. He did not...
  • 'Telepathy' experiment sends 1st mental message from India to France September 5, 2014

    Washington: For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France. Research led by experts at Harvard University shows technology can be used to transmit information from one...
  • Heart flown from Bangalore to save patient in Chennai in two hours September 4, 2014

    Bangalore: In a story of an interstate heart transplant, doctors have transplanted the heart of a braindead accident victim from Bangalore to another patient in Chennai. The heart was flown away in a record two hours to save the life of a patient in a private hospital in Chennai. Doctors...
  • Bangalore: Brain dead gives life to many September 3, 2014

    A family in Karnataka sets an example by donating organs of their dead daughter. "The recipient is a 40yearold heart patient in Chennai. A team of 4 doctors flew the heart to Chennai," said transplant coordinator. ...
  • TMC MP Tapas Pal suffers brain stroke August 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal was today admitted in a superspeciality hospital in Kolkata after suffering a brain stroke, hospital sources said. "He (Pal) was brought to the hospital at 4 pm. Then MRI was conducted and it was found that he has suffered a brain stroke. He has been...
  • In the brain, sex addiction looks the same as drug addiction July 12, 2014

    Pornography triggers brain activity in sex addicts similar to the effect drugs have on the brains of drug addicts, researchers said on Friday but that doesn't necessarily mean porn is addictive. Although there are no precise figures, experts in the field believe as many as one in 25 adults is...
  • Dreaming is like being on a drug trip: Study July 4, 2014

    Do you know that sweet dreams are like as if you are on a drug trip? According to new research, our brain displays a similar pattern of activity during dreams as it does during a mindexpanding drug trip. Psychedelic drugs such as LSD and "magic mushrooms" can profoundly alter the way...
  • Headbanging causes brain injury in Motorhead fan but doctors say it's a rare case and 'heavy metal fans should rock on' July 4, 2014

    It may not destroy your soul, but it turns out heavy metal music can be hazardous to your brain. At least in some rare cases. German doctors say they have treated a Motorhead fan whose headbanging habit ultimately led to a brain injury, but that the risk to metal fans...
  • Decline of hearing ability: Indian, US experts find gene role June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In a pathbreaking research which may have implications for those suffering from a decline of their cognitive and hearing abilities, Indian and American experts have established the role of a specific gene in triggering such conditions. Experts of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and University of Louisville School of Medicine...