30 Sep 2011
People suffering from dementia can heave a sigh of relief as neuroscientists in Australia have discovered a fundamental component of the process that regulates memory formation. Neuroscientists at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) of The University of Queensland discovered the component in the hippocampus – a part of the brain commonly associated with memory function.
28 Sep 2012
A medicine widely used by people over-65s to combat anxiety and insomnia increases the risk of dementia by 50 per cent within 15 years, researchers have found. Benzodiazepines are widely used in many countries, and it is prescribed to 30 percent of pensioners in France, a daily reported.
05 Nov 2014
Washington: US researchers have identified genetic markers that may help in identifying individuals who could benefit from the alcoholism treatment drug Acamprosate. Patients carrying these genetic variants have longer periods of abstinence during the first three months of Acamprosate treatment, showed the study.
18 Oct 2014
Dehradun: Calling for concerted efforts to check incidence of cancer, Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi has said governments should bear the expenses for treatment of poor affected by the dreaded disease.
04 Oct 2014
Washington: A study has questioned the accepted wisdom that aggressive treatment with high-drug dosages over long duration is the best way to stem the emergence and spread of resistant pathogens.
21 Nov 2014
New York: Sleeping is a gradual process and researchers have now developed a method to estimate the dynamic changes in brain activity and behaviour during the transition from wakefulness to sleep.
02 Oct 2014
Washington: Researchers are looking at novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of GBM, a lethal primary brain tumour, in the form of targeted therapies against a unique receptor, the interleukin-13 receptor a chain variant 2 (IL13Ra2).
22 Sep 2014
Toronto: A simple test that combines thinking and movement, in people, can help detect heightened risk of developing Alzheimer's disease even before there are any telltale behavioural signs of dementia, a study shows.
29 Sep 2014
New York: Indian-Americans from across the nation gave a "rock star" treatment to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the prestigious Madison Square Garden in the Big Apple, where nearly 20,000 strong gathering of Indian Diaspora welcomed the Indian leader.
08 Nov 2014
New York: An experimental drug aimed at treating a common liver disease came up with promising results at a clinical trial in the US.