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Spending long time in space alters connectivity of brain, study says

The researchers at Laboratory for Cognitive Research had used the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to observe the brains of 11 astronauts both before as well as after they took a space flight and then compared them to those who did not visit space.

World Brain Day 2019: Know all about the chronic condition of migraine

Migraine is the second most common cause of headache, affecting about 15 per cent of women and six per cent of men.


You can take aspirin for brain bleed strokes: Study

It is generally believed that aspirin, that thins the blood, makes bleeding worse but the research not only counters this belief but also suggests that the painkiller can lower bleeding.

Comfort food leads to more weight gain during stress, says study

Researchers from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia discovered a molecular pathway in the brain, controlled by insulin, which drives the additional weight gain.

Want to learn a new skill? Take short breaks: Study

Marlene Bonstrup, a postdoctoral fellow in Cohen's lab, looked at brain waves recorded from healthy volunteers in learning and memory experiments.

Novel 3D-printed skull provides a peek into brain

The device called See-Shell allows fundamental brain research that may provide new insight for human brain conditions such as concussions, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, said researchers at the University of Minnesota in the US.


Heavy alcohol use may slow brain growth: Study

The study, published in the journal eNeuro, shows that heavy alcohol use reduced the rate of brain growth by 0.25 millilitres per year for every gramme of alcohol consumed per kilogramme of body weight.

New switch can make computer chips learn to work like human brain

A synpase has been developed by scientists, that can learn to operate like its human brain counterpart. This could make the creation of nuromorphic computers simpler.

CES 2018: Nissan to offer futuristic car running on brain waves

Among the many attractions of CES 2018, Nissan intends to launch a car, that drives according to your thought patterns, and analyses brainwaves for every movement.

Lack of sleep may cause your brain to 'eat' itself: study

Scientists have found that lack of sleep may increase risk of Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders.