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Brain Sends Signals to Body to Burn ‘Bad’ Fat: study

Excess fat in body is also a result of brain not acting on time to instruct the body to burn the bad fat through the action of two naturally occurring hormones along with brain signals, found a study by Australian researchers. The team from Monash University discovered a molecular mechanism that depends on the combined action of two hormones – leptin, an ...

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Brain Chemical Serotonin Neurons Help Humans to Be More Patient

A recent study of researchers shows that the brain chemical, serotonin, that is widely targeted to treat depression also helps humans have patience in life. Serotonin is a neuromodulatory chemical that is targeted by antidepressant drugs, such as Prozac, which are widely used to treat depression and other disorders such aschronic pain. “We made serotonin neurons sensitive to light so when we illuminated ...

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Direct gut-brain connection mapped by scientists first time

Researchers have found that cells lining the stomach and intestines have special arms to connect to a neuronal circuit that provides real time information to the brain as to what is happening in the gut. The findings could provide new insight into how people sense being full after eating and how food borne viruses could infect the nervous system. “The ...

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How Brain Controls Muscle strength with Imagery Exercise?

New evidence shows a direct link between brain function and muscle strength in human body, according to researchers at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The researchers have found that mental imagery exercises can prevent muscles from getting weaker after not being used for extended periods of time, which can help to treat patients undergoing neurorehabilitation, especially after ...

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Crows are Much Smarter Than Previously Thought: Study

When trained, crows can easily identify items by colour, shape and number of single samples as a matter of fact, that is as good as humans in terms of the so called ‘high order’ abstract reasoning process. The findings show that birds are much smarter than previously thought. “The results shatter the notion that sophisticated forms of cognition can only ...

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Researchers Pinpoint Where Memories are Generated in Brain

An international team of researchers has successfully determined where memories are generated with a level of precision that has been never achieved before. The researchers were able to pinpoint this location down to specific circuits of the human brain. “We have been able to locate the generation of human memories to certain neuronal layers within the hippocampus and the entorhinal ...

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Over-eating proteins may trigger schizophrenia, says study

Anything beyond reasonable limits results in inevitable side-effects and now too much of protein in the brain cells during brain development may cause abnormalities in its structure and lead to schizophrenia, says a study. The protein called NOS1AP, if present in abundance, resulted in the dendrites – tree-like structures that allow cells to talk to each other and are essential to ...

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Yawn can cool your brain, says research

It may look unpleasant in office meeting or in the middle of a social dinner but yawning does help cool your brain. Yawning frequencies of people also vary with change in seasonal temperature, a research said. “The contagious yawning is constrained to an optimal thermal zone or range of ambient temperatures. Yawning subsequently functions to keep the brain temperature balanced ...

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