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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

July 6, 2016 — The microRNA miR-19 helps budding adult brain cells stay on track, new research indicates. The findings pave the way toward a better understanding of how the adult brain controls the growth of new ... read more

New Tool Can Predict Individual's Risk of Psychotic Disorders

July 5, 2016 — A new risk calculator can predict an individual’s risk of developing psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, according to a new study. The research involved collaborators from nine sites and may ... read more

Analysis of Genetic Repeats Suggests Role for DNA Instability in Schizophrenia

June 24, 2016 — An international research team has revealed extensive genetic variation in patients with schizophrenia. Significantly more copy number variations (CNVs) of genomic DNA were detected in patients than ... read more

Elevated CRP May Be Response, Not Cause of Disease

June 21, 2016 — Genetically raised levels of C-reactive protein (CRP, an inflammatory protein) are associated with protection against schizophrenia, according to a Mendelian randomization study. The study found a ... read more

Low Maternal Thyroid Hormone During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Schizophrenia in Offspring

June 21, 2016 — A new study reveals a new link between low levels of the thyroid hormone thyroxine during pregnancy and risk of schizophrenia in the ... read more

Nerve-Insulating Cells More Diverse Than Previously Thought

June 9, 2016 — Oligodendrocytes, a type of brain cell that plays a crucial role in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, are more diverse than have previously been thought, according to a new study. The findings ... read more

Study Uncovers Clue to Deciphering Schizophrenia

June 7, 2016 — The brains of healthy relatives of people with schizophrenia may hold a clue to better understand - and ultimately treat - the devastating illness, finds new ... read more

June 4, 2016 — Dopamine signaling within the cerebral cortex can predict changes in the extent of communication between key brain networks during working memory, report ... read more

Stress Hormone Link With Psychosis

June 3, 2016 — A link between levels of the stress hormone cortisol and psychosis has been discovered by researchers, which could help identify people at greatest risk of developing the severe mental ... read more

Unusual Combo Reduces Health Risk from Atypical Antipsychotic

June 2, 2016 — Taking vitamin D ameliorates the risk of developing new-onset diabetes from atypical antipsychotics like quetiapine, a new data mining study ... read more

Antipsychotic Prescribing Trends in Youths With Autism and Intellectual Disability

May 31, 2016 — About one in 10 youths treated with an antipsychotic are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disability. Conversely, one in six youths diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has ... read more

May 27, 2016 — A team of scientists from across the globe have shown that the brains of patients with schizophrenia have the capacity to reorganize and fight the illness. This is the first time that imaging data ... read more

Multiple Personality Disorder May Be Rooted in Traumatic Experiences

May 25, 2016 — A new study supports the notion that multiple personality disorder is rooted in traumatic experiences such as neglect or abuse in childhood, rather than being related to suggestibility or proneness ... read more

Lipid Testing Underutilized in Adults Taking Antipsychotic Medications

May 24, 2016 — Too few adults taking antipsychotic medications are being screened for abnormalities in lipids, which include cholesterol and triglycerides, new research finds. The biggest gap in screening is among ... read more

Smoking During Pregnancy Associated With Increased Risk of Schizophrenia in Offspring

May 24, 2016 — Researchers report an association between smoking during pregnancy and increased risk for schizophrenia in children. The paper evaluated nearly 1,000 cases of schizophrenia and matched controls among ... read more

Racial, Ethnic Differences Found in Psychiatric Diagnoses, Treatment, According to Researchers

May 18, 2016 — Non-Hispanic blacks are almost twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, but they're significantly less likely to receive medication for treatment, according to ... read more

When the Physical World Is Unreliable

May 10, 2016 — New study sheds further light on the idea that schizophrenia is a sensory disorder and that individuals with the condition are impaired in their ability to process stimuli from the outside world. The ... read more

Epigenetic Study of Lactose Intolerance May Shed Light on the Origin of Mental Illness

May 9, 2016 — A new study on the epigenetics of lactose intolerance may provide an approach to understanding schizophrenia and other complex, serious ... read more

Origin of Synaptic Pruning Process Linked to Learning, Autism and Schizophrenia Identified

May 2, 2016 — Researchers have identified a brain receptor that appears to initiate adolescent synaptic pruning, a process believed necessary for learning, but one that appears to go awry in both autism and ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Researchers have obtained images of the NMDA receptor in active, non-active, and inhibited states. Understanding how NMDA receptors activate is critical in designing novel therapeutic compounds for ... read more

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