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These 'zombie genes' -- those that increased expression after the post-mortem interval -- were specific to one type of cell.(Shutterstock (Representative Image))

After death, some cells in human brain remain active: Report

ANI | , Washington
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 12:06 AM IST
In the hours after we die, certain cells in the human brain are still active. Some cells even increase their activity and grow to gargantuan proportions, according to new research from the University of Illinois Chicago.
Study links exposure to environmental chemicals with autistic behaviour in kids(Twitter/adopt_matters)
Study links exposure to environmental chemicals with autistic behaviour in kids(Twitter/adopt_matters)

Study links exposure to environmental chemicals with autistic behaviour in kids

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2021 08:21 AM IST
A new study reveals that increased exposure to selected environmental toxicants like metals, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), phthalates, and bisphenol-A (BPA) impacts brain development during pregnancy and leads to autistic-like behaviours in children
Representational image(Unsplash)
Representational image(Unsplash)

Children with asymptomatic brain bleeds as newborns show normal brain development at age two

Washington US | By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 07:02 PM IST
UNC researchers published unexpected and surprising results from a study based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of newborn brains.
Rapid Urbanisation and changing lifestyles are transforming diet patterns towards the use of more processed foods, thus the consumption of more salt in them.(istock)
Rapid Urbanisation and changing lifestyles are transforming diet patterns towards the use of more processed foods, thus the consumption of more salt in them.(istock)

Salt: How much is too much?

Hindustan Times | By Rekha Sharma
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2019 06:44 PM IST
Keep an eye out for the hidden sources
Chronic stress may be linked with depression, other ailments.(Unsplash)
Chronic stress may be linked with depression, other ailments.(Unsplash)

Chronic stress may be linked with depression, other ailments

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 01:06 PM IST
Even powerful, prescription anti-inflammatory drugs that should help break the connectivity between chronic stress and inflammation don’t help many patients with depression.
A new study suggests that children who have more screen time have the lower structural integrity of white matter tracts in parts of the brain that support language and other emergent literacy skills.(Shutterstock)
A new study suggests that children who have more screen time have the lower structural integrity of white matter tracts in parts of the brain that support language and other emergent literacy skills.(Shutterstock)

Screen-based media associated with structural differences in brains of children

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 03:45 PM IST
A new study documents structural differences in the brains of preschool-age children related to screen-based media use.
There are no gender differences in math ability, according to a study that examined the brain development of young boys and girls.(Unsplash)
There are no gender differences in math ability, according to a study that examined the brain development of young boys and girls.(Unsplash)

Are girls better at math than boys? This study reveals the truth

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 10:29 AM IST
There are no gender differences in math ability, according to a study that examined the brain development of young boys and girls.
The study looked at the relationship between maternal stress and brain development in 251 premature kids.(Shutterstock)
The study looked at the relationship between maternal stress and brain development in 251 premature kids.(Shutterstock)

Stressed pregnancy might hinder infants’ brain development

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 04:19 PM IST
While stress is at no time considered healthy, maternal stress during or even before pregnancy can affect the infant’s brain development.
Key metabolite levels ramp up during the time babies’ brains experience exponential growth.(Unsplash)
Key metabolite levels ramp up during the time babies’ brains experience exponential growth.(Unsplash)

Breastfeeding important for brain growth of premature babies

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 02:39 PM IST
Cerebral white matter showed significantly greater levels of a molecule similar to glucose for babies fed breast milk, compared with babies fed formula.
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(Unsplash)

Cause behind behavioural difference in males and females found

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 06:38 PM IST
Study reveals that the number of newborn cells in the part of the brain called the amygdala, which controls emotions and social behaviours acts as a key contributor to the differences in behaviour between males and females.
Anesthesia during a short surgery doesn’t harm a baby’s brain development.(Unsplash)
Anesthesia during a short surgery doesn’t harm a baby’s brain development.(Unsplash)

Anesthesia, if limited, can be safe for baby’s brain

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 02:11 PM IST
Anesthesia during a short surgery doesn’t harm a baby’s brain development, according to an experiment involving hundreds of infants in seven countries.
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(Unsplash)

Here’s another reason to treat vitamin D deficiency

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 11:56 AM IST
While vitamin D is best known for its effects on bone health, previous studies have revealed its role in protecting against colds, flu and asthma attacks, and even helping with weight gain and brain development in malnourished children.
Experts are unanimous in stating that picking up a new language benefits us throughout the life.(Photo: Istock)
Experts are unanimous in stating that picking up a new language benefits us throughout the life.(Photo: Istock)

Speaking in more than one language is so good for your well-being

Mumbai | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 06:59 PM IST
Apart from giving your personality a multicultural appeal, talking in different languages also gives you a host of health benefits.
Helping mothers to provide breast milk in the weeks after giving birth could improve long-term outcomes for children born pre-term, says a new study.(Shutterstock)
Helping mothers to provide breast milk in the weeks after giving birth could improve long-term outcomes for children born pre-term, says a new study.(Shutterstock)

Breastfeeding can boost brain development in premature babies

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 02:30 PM IST
Preterm babies who are born before their due date show better brain development when fed breast milk rather than formula milk, says a new study.
Pregnancy diet is very important for the health of the baby and eating fish can boost the development of the child’s brain and eyesight.(Unsplash)
Pregnancy diet is very important for the health of the baby and eating fish can boost the development of the child’s brain and eyesight.(Unsplash)

Eat fish-rich diet during pregnancy to boost brain, eye development in baby

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 11:24 AM IST
A new study says that eating fatty fish during pregnancy can enhance the development of the unborn child’s eyesight and brain function.
Here’s how smoking pot affects your breastmilk(Shutterstock)
Here’s how smoking pot affects your breastmilk(Shutterstock)

Smoking pot while breastfeeding, here’s what it does to your breast milk

Associated Press | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 11:58 AM IST
Experts say the ingredient, THC, has chemical properties that could allow it to disrupt brain development and potentially cause harm, although solid evidence of that is lacking.
High levels of the stress hormone cortisol during pregnancy can increase feelings of anxiousness in female offspring. However, male offsprings of mothers with high cortisol during pregnancy did not demonstrate a connection between maternal cortisol and mood symptoms.(Shutterstock)
High levels of the stress hormone cortisol during pregnancy can increase feelings of anxiousness in female offspring. However, male offsprings of mothers with high cortisol during pregnancy did not demonstrate a connection between maternal cortisol and mood symptoms.(Shutterstock)

Stress during pregnancy increases risk of depression in female offspring

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 03:19 PM IST
Stress during pregnancy: High levels of the stress hormone cortisol during pregnancy can increase feelings of anxiousness and depression in female offsprings, says a new study.
Here’s how your PCOS could affect your newborn.(Shutterstock)
Here’s how your PCOS could affect your newborn.(Shutterstock)

PCOS in pregnant women can increase risk of autism in newborn babies

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 11:15 AM IST
If the mother had higher levels of testosterone than usual, as is the case in women with PCOS, then some of the hormone might cross the placenta during pregnancy, exposing her unborn baby to more of this hormone, and changing the baby’s brain development.
Scientists looked at how exposure to all three types of maternal diabetes was associated with diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.(Shutterstock)
Scientists looked at how exposure to all three types of maternal diabetes was associated with diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.(Shutterstock)

Diabetes in pregnant women may raise autism risk in children

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, London
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 10:38 AM IST
Autism spectrum disorder is a condition related to brain development that impacts how a person perceives and socialises with others.
Choline is an essential nutrient found in liver, eggs, wheat germ.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Choline is an essential nutrient found in liver, eggs, wheat germ.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Would-be moms, eat more eggs, meat. A choline-rich diet will boost baby’s brain growth

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 04:06 PM IST
A new study, conducted on piglets, found that intake of choline during pregnancy is good for metabolism and brain development of babies.
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