BRAIN

  • Organs of brain dead physically-challenged man donated in Coimbatore 5 days ago

    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...
  • 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 shortterm 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 ViceChairman 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 lifesaving 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, lifesaving brain surgery. According to reports, Hrynkiw tried to...
  • US: Braindead pregnant woman removed from lifesupport January 27, 2014

    A braindead 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 omega3 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 medicallyinduced coma following a skiing accident in late December. The seventime 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 10yearold boy believe that exposure to WiFi killed their son December 29, 2013

    Melbourne: Parents of a tenyearold 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...