Brain

  • TMC MP Tapas Pal suffers brain stroke 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal was today admitted in a super-speciality 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 mind-expanding 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 path-breaking 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...
  • Gene in brain linked to kidney cancer June 25, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have found that a gene that controls brain growth and development is heavily involved in promoting the most common form of kidney cancer, a finding that could lead to new strategy to treat the disease. The study by researchers from Mayo Clinic in Florida shows that the gene...
  • Stress hormone tied to short-term memory loss as we age June 18, 2014

    Washington: Having high levels of cortisol - a natural hormone in our body whose levels surge when we are stressed - can lead to memory lapses as we age, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Iowa (UI) said there is a potential link between stress hormones and...
  • How do people 'come out' of comas? June 16, 2014

    How fast a person comes out of a coma depends on what caused it and the severity of the damage to the brain. If the cause was a metabolic problem such as diabetes, and doctors treat it with medication, he or she can come out of the coma relatively quickly....
  • Brian Lara to play for MCC on Lord's 200th Anniversary Day June 13, 2014

    London Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara is set to play for Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) against Hertfordshire on Lord's Anniversary Day on June 22. The former West Indies skipper will turn out for MCC in the unique fixture to celebrate the Lord's bicentenary year. Lara, an Honorary Life Member of...
  • Kangaroo brains on menu as first Aussie cookbook goes on show May 30, 2014

    If you have ever wanted to prepare a meal of kangaroo brains fried in emu fat with a side dish of roasted wombat, there's a cookbook in Australia just for you. The 'English and Australian Cookery Book' -- hailed as the country's first recipe book using native ingredients -- has gone...
  • Human fat can help treat brain cancer May 4, 2014

    Washington: Stem cells taken from a patient's own body fat could soon be used to treat deadly brain cancer, according to new research. Scientists have successfully used stem cells derived from human body fat to deliver biological treatments directly to the brains of mice with the most common and aggressive...
  • Brain injury may be present even without symptoms March 4, 2014

    Washington: Damage to the brain may still occur even if symptoms of traumatic brain injury are not present, scientists, including one of Indian origin, suggest. Veterans exposed to explosions who do not report symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) may still have damage to the brain's white matter comparable to...
  • Women have more resilient brains: Study March 3, 2014

    Washington: Women are able to carry higher levels of genetic defects without getting brain development disorders such as autism, a new study has found. The study provides compelling evidence in support of the "female protective model", which proposes that women require more extreme genetic mutations than do males to push them...
  • Bangalore: Rs 225 crore brain research centre to come up January 30, 2014

    Bangalore: A brain research centre at a cost of Rs 225 crore will come up in a joint effort between Indian Institute of Science and a trust formed by Infosys Executive Vice-Chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan and his wife. IISc, the country's premier university for scientific research and higher education, and the...
  • US doctor walks 10 km in snow to perform brain surgery January 30, 2014

    A US surgeon walked nearly 10 kilometres through snow to perform a life-saving brain surgery. Dr Zenko Hrynkiw, the only brain surgeon at Trinity Medical Centre in Birmingham, was at a hospital when he was called at a different hospital for an unexpected, life-saving brain surgery. According to reports, Hrynkiw tried to...
  • US: Brain-dead pregnant woman removed from life-support January 27, 2014

    A brain-dead woman kept alive by a US hospital because she was pregnant has been taken off life support after a court ruled that the hospital was at odds with the law in insisting that it had to keep her alive to protect the life of the baby. Marlise Munoz, 33,...
  • Fish oil can increase brain size: Study January 23, 2014

    Washington: Eating more fish can give you a bigger brain and also protect against diseases such as Alzheimer's, a new study has claimed. People with higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may have larger brain volumes in old age equivalent to preserving one to two...
  • Schumacher could never wake up from artificial coma: reports January 16, 2014

    London: Legendary Formula One driver Michael Schumacher may never regain consciousness from his medically-induced coma following a skiing accident in late December. The seven-time champion has been in this state for 18 days since hurting his head on a rock while skiing in the French Alps. The doctors have reduced oygen...
  • Parents of a 10-year-old boy believe that exposure to WiFi killed their son December 29, 2013

    Melbourne: Parents of a ten-year-old boy in New Zealand, who died of brain cancer earlier this year, believe that exposure to WiFi may have killed their son. Parents of Ethan Wyman, who died 11 months after being diagnosed with two brain tumours, want WiFi removed from classrooms at Te Horo...
  • Jharkhand Excise Minister denies involvement in stealing weapons, alleges conspiracy December 2, 2013

    Jharkhand Excise Minister Jaiprakash Bhai Patel on Monday denied allegations of his involvement in the theft of weapons used by his security personnel. "I deny the media report. Some political parties are out to tarnish my image," Patel told a news conference in Hazaribagh. The two AK-47 rifles and cartridges of Jharkhand...
  • Missing weapons case: Court allows brain mapping, narco analysis test on accused November 28, 2013

    A local court has allowed brain mapping and narco analysis of the three bodyguards of Jharkhand Excise Minister Jaiprakash Bhai Patel and two drivers in connection with the missing weapons case. The police got the permission from the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Hazaribagh, on Wednesday, according to Superintendent of Police...
  • While you sleep your brain shrinks in size and cleans itself October 19, 2013

    Washington: The brain cleans itself of toxic metabolic by-products while one is asleep and this cleansing could be the basic purpose behind the state of rest, say experts. The brain's unique method of waste removal, dubbed the glymphatic system, is highly active during sleep, cleaning toxins responsible for Alzheimer's disease and...
  • Tunda refuses brain mapping test, court dismisses police plea September 26, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court Thursday dismissed a police plea for permission to conduct brain mapping test of Abdul Karim Tunda after the arrested top LeT bomb expert refused to give his consent for it citing his old age and health problems. Tunda, who was produced before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit...
  • Woman finds 'brain-like' object in tomato sauce September 17, 2013

    A woman from the British city of Worcester found a "brain-like" object in a packet of a tomato passata sauce, a media report said Tuesday. Julleen Marter, 47, discovered the object when she poured the sauce into a pan last Thursday and noticed chunks of grey matter floating in it, the...
  • Scientists grow 'mini human brains' from stem cells August 30, 2013

    Scientists have grown the first mini human brains in a laboratory and say their success could lead to new levels of understanding about the way brains develop and what goes wrong in disorders like schizophrenia and autism. Researchers based in Austria started with human stem cells and created a culture in...
  • Indian-origin scientist, team successful in controlling human brain via Internet August 28, 2013

    Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have conducted the world's first non-invasive human-to-human brain interface in which one person was able to control the motions of another person via Internet. Using electrical brain recordings and a form of magnetic stimulation, Rajesh Rao, a University of Washington professor, sent a brain signal...
  • Lifestyle, work pressure causing brain hemorrhage among youngsters August 18, 2013

    Lifestyle, mounting work pressure and over-ambition are leading to increasing cases of brain hemorrhage among the 20-30 age group, doctors say. According to Dr K B Shankar, assistant professor of Neuro Surgery at Safdarjung Hospital, brain strokes were earlier noticed in the elderly age group with high blood pressure and diabetes...
  • Hrithik talks about 'Krrish 3', says there's a superhero in everyone August 10, 2013

    CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand in conversation with 'Krrish 3' actor Hrithik Roshan almost a month after his brain surgery. The actor talks about his new film saying there is a superhero in everyone. ...
  • There is a superhero in all of us: Hrithik August 5, 2013

    Post his brain surgery, Hrithik Roshan talks about his experience and recalls how the doctors had told him that a steel rod had to be drilled into his skull. He had the choice to either undergo the trauma or just do it and get over with it and move on...
  • Hritik Roshan returns home after brain surgery July 12, 2013

    It's homecoming not only for Hrithik Roshan but also for a certain star couple who have been trying to keep their relationship under cover. Catch all that's buzzing in Bollywood. ...