Aiming to enhance the existing research projects in the field of neuroscience, and also to develop new collaborations between neuroscience researchers in India and USA, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) will soon launch a new Indo-US Brain Research Collaborative Partnerships (BRCP) programme.
The major purpose of the BRCP programme is to support bilateral research collaborations between Indian and US investigators in the field of neuroscience, with an emphasis on understanding, treating and curing neurological, mental and addictive disorders.
Green Tea As A Natural Anti-Depressant?
Posted on: Saturday, 19 December 2009, 06:25 CST
According to a recently released Japanese study, drinking several cups of green tea a day may work as a natural anti-depressant for older men and women, adding yet a another healthful boon to the increasingly researched wonder beverage.
Researchers at Sendai’s Tohoku University Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering found that elderly people over the age of 70 who drank four or more cups of green tea per day were 44 percent less likely to struggle with depression than those who drank less than four cups.
Phototherapy, or light therapy, is the administration of doses of bright light in order to normalize the body‘s internal clock and/or relieve depression.
Phototherapy is generally administered at home. The most commonly used phototherapy equipment is a portable lighting device known as a light box. The box may be mounted upright to a wall, or slanted downwards towards a table. The patient sits in front of the box for a prescribed period of time (anywhere from 15 minutes to several hours).