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Schizophrenia News (44 articles)



Study reveals molecular networks of mental health disorders

Early diagnosis and intervention for ADHD, autism and schizophrenia could be made possible after Australian scientists discovered the molecular networks in the brain showing psychiatric and developmental disorders. Scientists at The University of Queensland's (UQ) Queensland Brain...

Published on 27 February 2013, 03:26


Link between creativity and mental illness confirmed

People in creative professions are treated more often for mental illness than the general population, there being a particularly salient connection between writing and schizophrenia. This according to researchers at Karolinska Institutet, whose large-scale Swedish registry study is the most...

Published on 16 October 2012, 04:23


Maternal Gluten Sensitivity Linked to Schizophrenia Risk in Children

Babies born to women with sensitivity to gluten appear to be at increased risk of developing schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders later in life, according to new findings from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Johns Hopkins University, United States.Maternal infections and other...

Published on 11 May 2012, 03:01


Genetic Risk and Stressful Early Infancy Join to Increase Risk for Schizophrenia

Human genome and mouse studies identify new precise genetic links.Working with genetically engineered mice and the genomes of thousands of people with schizophrenia, researchers at Johns Hopkins say they now better understand how both nature and nurture can affect one’s risks for...

Published on 26 March 2012, 06:45


Caltech Scientists Point to Link between Missing Synapse Protein and Abnormal Behaviors

PASADENA, Calif.—Although many mental illnesses are uniquely human, animals sometimes exhibit abnormal behaviors similar to those seen in humans with psychological disorders. Such behaviors are called endophenotypes. Now, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have...

Published on 23 November 2011, 04:29


Genes link to mental illness

An international research consortium has confirmed that common genetic variants contribute to a person’s risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The largest study of its kind provides new molecular evidence that 11 regions have strong association with these diseases, including six...

Published on 20 September 2011, 06:54


Potential Target For Treating Schizophrenia Found

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have identified a potential target for the treatment of schizophrenia.Schizophrenia is a mental condition in which individuals experience a range of symptoms, including auditory hallucinations, paranoid delusions and muddled thought or speech.It is one of...

Published on 11 May 2011, 08:06


Cannabis Link to Psychosis

A new study has provided the first conclusive evidence that cannabis use significantly hastens the onset of psychotic illnesses during the critical years of brain development - with possible life-long consequences.The first ever meta-analysis of more than 20,000 patients shows that smoking...

Published on 8 February 2011, 05:13


Phase II study with first-in-class investigational drug demonstrates improvement in negative symptoms in patients with schizophrenia

Glycine reuptake inhibitor RG1678 with novel mode of action first compound to show meaningful impact on negative symptoms of disease.Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented eight-week results from a phase II study of RG16781, its investigational first-in-class glycine reuptake...

Published on 6 December 2010, 05:14


Molecular Link Between Diabetes and Schizophrenia Connects Food and Mood

Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have discovered a molecular link between impaired insulin signaling in the brain and schizophrenia-like behaviors in mice. The findings, reported June 8 in PLoS Biology, offer a new perspective on the psychiatric and cognitive disorders that...

Published on 18 June 2010, 16:43


WA Researchers Find New Genetic Link for Schizophrenia

Western Australian patients have helped local researchers discover a new genetic link for schizophrenia.Research led by Professor Assen Jablensky, director of the Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry at The University of Western Australia, and done in collaboration with Professor Luba...

Published on 16 June 2010, 02:38


Scientists Find Gene Linked to Schizophrenia

An international study led by Université de Montréal scientists suggests that gene mutations may predispose some individuals to schizophrenia and provides new clues about the causes of this ambiguous disorder. Published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, the...

Published on 12 April 2010, 15:16


Impaired Brain Connections Traced to Schizophrenia Mutation

Like Patients, Engineered Mice Falter at Working Memory Tasks.The strongest known recurrent genetic cause of schizophrenia (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.shtml) impairs communications between the brain’s decision-making and memory hubs, resulting in...

Published on 31 March 2010, 16:31


Brain Estrogen Shows Promise as Schizophrenia Treatment

An estrogenic drug that influences neurotransmitter and neuronal systems inthe brain is showing promise as an effective therapy for women who suffer from schizophrenia.A study has found that Raloxifene - a synthetic estrogen currently used to treat osteoporosis - has beneficial effects on...

Published on 30 March 2010, 11:31


Without Key Receptors, New Brain Cells Do Not Survive Migration

New Haven, Conn. — Newly created brain cells lacking a critical receptor do not survive a long migration to join complex neural networks, a Yale University research team reports March 25 in the journal Neuron.Understanding this molecular mechanism involved in neurogenesis — the creation of...

Published on 24 March 2010, 11:54


TCD Researchers Identify Genes that may Play a Key Role in the Development of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Trinity College Dublin researchers have identified genes that  may be  susceptible to the development of  schizophrenia and bipolar disease in a study recently  published  in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.The genes identified are those belonging to the Cell Adhesion...

Published on 23 March 2010, 14:03


New Findings May Lead to Improved Treatment of Schizophrenia

Belmont, MA - A family of molecules surrounding brain cells may play a critical role in the pathology of schizophrenia, according to findings being reported by researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital. The findings may one day lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of the psychiatric...

Published on 11 March 2010, 15:34


Team Finds Childhood Clues To Adult Schizophrenia

Cognitive Skills Fall Further Behind With Age.DURHAM, N.C. -- Years before adults develop schizophrenia, there is a pattern of cognitive difficulties they experience as children, including problems with verbal reasoning, working memory, attention and processing speed.Drawing on a long-term study...

Published on 21 January 2010, 11:46


Research Backs Theory on Autism, Schizophrenia

New research by Simon Fraser University evolutionary biologist Bernard Crespi reinforces his theory that autism and schizophrenia are diametric or opposite conditions based on genes.His latest study, Comparative Genomics of Autism and Schizophrenia, is published (Nov. 30) in the Proceedings of...

Published on 1 December 2009, 07:06


Schizophrenia gene’s role may be broader, more potent, than thought

UCSF scientists studying fruit flies have uncovered a new function for a gene whose human equivalent may play a critical role in schizophrenia.Scientists have known that the mutated form of the human gene – one of three consistently associated with schizophrenia – mildly disrupts the...

Published on 19 November 2009, 14:23


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