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Small brain part crucial in decision-making: Study

Small brain part crucial in decision-making: Study

Nov 27, – In a finding that could be important for treatment of depression, scientists have found that one of the smallest parts of the brain may be the key to decision making skills, says a study. A University of British Columbia study published in Nature Neuroscience says the lateral habenula, a region of the […]

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Chronic stress affects body’s immune system

Chronic stress affects body’s immune system

Nov 07, – Chronic stress influences gene activity in immune cells which are primed to fight an infection or trauma that does not actually exist, leading to an overabundance of the inflammation that is linked to many health problems, reports Science Daily. Repeated stress triggers the sympathetic nervous system, commonly known as the fight-or-flight response, […]

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Genetic birth defects may lead to childhood cancer

Genetic birth defects may lead to childhood cancer

Aug 11, – Children born with genetic birth defects like Downs syndrome are at an increased risk of developing childhood cancer, says a study. Scientists have said that children born with non-chromosomal birth defects have a two-fold higher risk of cancer before age 15, compared to children born without birth defects. However, cancer risk varies […]

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IAEA: Iran in Parallel nuclear talks in Vienna, Istanbul

IAEA: Iran in Parallel nuclear talks in Vienna, Istanbul

May 16, AP – In Vienna, the UN atomic agency, the IAEA, will press Iranian officials to grant access to sites, documents and scientists involved in Teheran’s alleged efforts to develop atomic weapons. Two sets of talks on Wednesday aimed at easing tensions over Iran’s nuclear programme are not expected to produce any major breakthrough […]

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