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Slowed walking signals cognitive decline: Study

Slowed walking signals cognitive decline: Study

A new study says that slowed walking speed could be indicative of cognitive decline that appears to arise in the right hippocampus, a finger-shaped region buried deep in the brain at ear-level, thought to be the centre of emotion, memory, and the autonomic nervous system. Based on the authors of the study at the University […]

How to Control Traffic on Cellular Highways

Controlling traffic on cellular highways

New treatments for spinal cord injuries and #neurodegenerative diseases may be arriving on the back of recent findings of researchers at the New Jersey based Rutgers University. Protein motors or kinesins or dyneins are like trucks that ferry life-sustaining cargo riding on slender cellular autobahns called microtubules. The Rutgers team has now discovered how cells […]

Depression is linked to weight of women

Depression is linked to weight of women

A new study says that women afflicted with eating disorders because of anorexia or obesity have low levels of a metabolic product responsible for mood maladies. Called allopregnanolone, (allo for short) allo is a metabolite of the two major female hormones, progesterone (the other being estrogen). The metabolite, which binds with receptors for a neurotransmitter […]

Unique Golden Hour workshop at Sri Jnanakshi Vidyaniketan school

Unique Golden Hour workshop at Sri Jnanakshi Vidyaniketan school

Golden Hour, the Bangalore-based initiative with a growing network of life-saving medical emergency centres across the city, organised a workshop at the school, designed to teach students and teachers the science of saving lives with the right first aid methods. The workshop was attended by a large number of enthusiastic children and their teachers who […]

Brains stroke screening clinic a big success

Coinciding with the World Stroke Day on October 29, Brains a flagship centre for advanced Level-3 neuro and spine care based in the heart of Bangalore, organised a number of activities designed to create awareness about ‘brain attack’, a serious neurological condition that can death and disability if not treated expertly on time. The centre […]

BRAIN ATTACK – Myths and Truths

Myth: Brain attack is a rare disease. Truth: Brain attack is the third most common cause of death and the leading cause of acquired disability in India. One in six people worldwide has a stroke in his lifetime with one person developing it every 45 seconds. Twenty lakh people suffer a brain attack in India […]

How is a brain attack connected to memory?

Brain attack or stroke (mythical names lakva, parsva vayu) is a sudden loss of brain function due to abnormalities in brain blood circulation. It is similar to a heart attack where the blood supply to the heart is abruptly cut-off, leading to chest pain. Though the symptoms of brain attack vary depending on which part […]

FAST action can fix a Brain Attack

FAST action can fix a Brain Attack

What is a Brain attack? A brain attack is the loss of brain function, many times permanentlydue to abnormalities in brain blood circulation. As the brain controls all bodily functions any sudden loss of its function results in an attack. A major brain attack is a life threatening condition similar to heart attack. ‘Stroke’ is […]

Aphasia: A fallout of a brain attack

Aphasia is an acquired inability to communicate, a common consequence of a brain attack. When the two areas on the left side of the brain, which control speech and comprehension are impaired we may lose all or several abilities like understanding, speaking, writing and reading. Aphasiais not a disease: it is a symptom of brain […]

Mini brain attack – a friend or foe?

Mini brain attack – a friend or foe?

As the master organ of the body the brain controls every single thing we do. From all motor movements to our ability to think, sense and feel, nothing is possible without the brain, A brain attack is a sudden loss of brain function due to deranged brain blood circulation. It is a life threatening condition. [...]