Brain Cell

  • Cells that help brain to measure time decoded 01-11-2012 02:40 AM

    Washington: Scientists have found a population of neurons that help in measuring time, suggesting that there is no "central clock" in the brain to rely upon for all tasks involving timing. Researchers at the University of Minnesota's Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) developed a task in which monkeys could...
  • Heavy drinking blocks long-term memory formation 11-07-2011 11:51 AM

    Washington: Ever wondered why you end up missing some memories after a good night out? It's because your brain cells release steroids that block formation of long-term memories, scientists say. It's been believed that heavy drinking kills brains cells, which in turn causes memory losses. But, the new study found...
  • Culprit gene behind Alzheimer's identified 13-01-2011 12:36 PM

    Toronto: There is cheering news for Alzheimer's patients and people with Down's syndrome as Canadian researchers have identified the gene that destroys brain cells in these diseases. According to researchers at the Vancouver-based University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, the identification of the gene responsible...
  • Cause of schizophrenia found? 12-01-2011 03:07 PM

    Washington: In what could be a possible cause of schizophrenia, scientists claim to have found a link between the condition and trapped brain cells that are unable to reach the cortex, the brain's outer part. A new study, led by University of New South Wales, has claimed that brain cells...
  • Humpback whales smarter than you think 28-11-2006 10:58 AM

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