numbers phobia: Children with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) have particular difficulty understanding numbers and sequences, a University of Alberta study shows. An assessment of 50

defects in the growth process of neurons often underlie brain or nerve diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or multiple sclerosis. Scientists from the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for

offering new hope to patients suffering from Parkinson's disease, strokes, multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders, scientists from the Harvard University have identified two key


shampoos may make your hair look good but appearances can be deceptive. A compound called diethanolamine (dea), which is used in shampoos to create foam, has been found to interfere with normal

bacterial hold: Bacteria have hair-like protrusions with a sticky protein on the tip that enables them to cling to surfaces. The coiled, bungee cord-like structure of the protrusions helps the

prenatal exposure to ultrasound waves may not be safe, warn scientists who found it causes significant behavioural abnormalities in mice. The researchers from the Yale Medical School in the us,

studies carried out on the genes of a human and a chimpanzee provide a clue to why our brains are three times larger than those of our closest relatives. The studies were conducted by an

thimerosal, a preservative used in vaccines, should be further assessed for safety, say researchers from the University of California

Scientists in the US have discovered a protein in nerve cells that can act as a switch for chronic pain. The switch is called protein kinase G (PKG). This could lead to the development of a new class