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Researchers identify new genetic link to schizophrenia

January 14, 2020

Dr Elliott Rees, a research fellow at the Medical Research Council Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, analyzed…
Long-term medication for schizophrenia is safe

January 13, 2020

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and their colleagues in Germany, the USA and Finland have studied the safety of…
Low IQ, family history tied to treatment resistant schizophrenia

November 13, 2019

Those with a family history of schizophrenia and men with lower IQ are more likely to struggle with…
Want to know your mental health status? There is an app for that

November 13, 2019

Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, computers can now assist doctors in diagnosing disease and help monitor patient…
Evidence that tobacco smoking increases risk of depression and schizophrenia

November 7, 2019

A new study published in Psychological Medicine and led by University of Bristol researchers has found that tobacco…
Schizophrenia risk gene linked to cognitive deficits in mice

October 30, 2019

Researchers have discovered in mice how one of the few genes definitively linked to schizophrenia, called SETD1A, likely confers risk…
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Molecular control of neurotransmitter linked to autism described

October 16, 2019

Many neurodevelopmental disorders such as epilepsy, schizophrenia, and autism have been linked to disruption of the key neurotransmitter…
The Brain Straddles the Line between Maximum Excitability and Chaos to Improve the Processing of Information

October 14, 2019

A new study conducted by the Washington University in St. Louis, and published on 7 October 2019 in…
Gene regulators work together for oversized impact on schizophrenia risk

September 24, 2019

Researchers have discovered that gene expression regulators work together to raise an individual’s risk of developing schizophrenia. Schizophrenia-like gene…
Onset mechanism of schizophrenia is different between males and females, new study shows

September 4, 2019

Schizophrenia affects more than 21 million people worldwide. It is a mental disorder, characterized by a decreased ability…
‘Key player’ identified in genetic link to psychiatric conditions

August 23, 2019

The team from Cardiff University’s Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute has found that the deletion of the gene CYFIP1…
Team stimulates neurons to induce particular perceptions in mice’s minds

July 23, 2019

Hallucinations are spooky and, fortunately, fairly rare. But, a new study suggests, the real question isn’t so much…
Study finds psychiatric diagnosis to be ‘scientifically meaningless’

July 9, 2019

A new study, published in Psychiatry Research, has concluded that psychiatric diagnoses are scientifically worthless as tools to identify…
Determined DNA hunt reveals exciting new schizophrenia clue

July 4, 2019

An 18-year joint Australian-Indian study made possible by the recruitment, diagnosis and DNA screening of thousands of people…
Scientists identified genetic flues pointing to the causes of schizophrenia

July 4, 2019

Schizophrenia is an incurable mental disorder, characterized by inability to understand reality, hearing voices,  reduced social engagement and…
The goal is personalised medicine for patients with schizophrenia

June 12, 2019

No more trial and error: If things go as Professor Søren Dinesen Østergaard and his new Postdoc Fredrik…
Researchers use technology to predict schizophrenia

June 7, 2019

Schizophrenia, a psychiatric disorder that affects about 1% of the population, is a leading cause of functional disability…
How a zebrafish could help solve the mysteries of genetic brain disease

May 27, 2019

A close look at the rapidly developing zebrafish embryo is helping neuroscientists better understand the potential underpinnings of…
Patients with both schizophrenia and epilepsy die alarmingly early

May 17, 2019

More than one in four patients with schizophrenia and epilepsy die before reaching the age of fifty. This…
New approach to drug discovery could lead to personalised treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders

May 14, 2019

Researchers have developed a method that could drastically accelerate the search for new drugs to treat mental health…
Inflammation linked to chemical imbalance in schizophrenia

April 17, 2019

A study published in Molecular Psychiatry has identified changes in inflammation-related biochemical pathways in schizophrenia that interfere with proper brain…
Children born to parents with mental disorders face their own psychological challenges

April 4, 2019

Already when they begin school, children born to parents who have at some point been diagnosed with schizophrenia…
Improved outlook for people of African descent with treatment-resistant schizophrenia

February 27, 2019

A study led by researchers at Cardiff University means that more people of African descent who have treatment-resistant…
Combination therapy might be beneficial in schizophrenia

February 27, 2019

Combining certain types of two antipsychotic agents in the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia is associated with a lower…
Can being born blind protect people from schizophrenia?

February 15, 2019

A study carried out by The University of Western Australia has provided compelling evidence that congenital/early cortical blindness…
The Ways of Wisdom in Schizophrenia

February 15, 2019

Study finds that higher levels of wisdom in persons with schizophrenia correlate with general well-being and better cognitive…
New Research Suggests that Schizophrenia might Ultimately be Caused by Gut Disbyosis

February 11, 2019

Schizophrenia – a severe mental disorder which affects over 21 million people around the word – has quite…
People with schizophrenia experience emotion differently from others, ‘body maps’ show

December 27, 2018

Colorful figures of the human body are helping Vanderbilt University researchers understand how people experience emotion through their…
Autism Risk-Factors Identified in ‘Dark Matter’ of Human Genome

December 17, 2018

Using cutting-edge statistical models to analyze data from nearly 2,000 families with an autistic child, a multi-institute research…
In the developing brain, scientists find roots of neuropsychiatric diseases

December 17, 2018

The most comprehensive genomic analysis of the human brain ever undertaken has revealed new insights into the changes…
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