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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

Enzyme in Myelination Process Could Lead to Better Understanding of Neurological Disorders

Apr. 14, 2016 — The removal of the enzyme Dnmt1 during oligodendrocyte progenitor cell (OPC) differentiation in the central nervous system resulted in inefficient myelin formation and neurological deterioration, ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Clozapine (CLZ) is a “gold standard” drug for managing treatment-resistant schizophrenia, who do not respond adequately to first-line antipsychotics. However, despite its efficacy, the use of CLZ ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Intracellular protein trafficking is important for higher brain functions such as learning and memory, new research has found. The research group showed that a molecule, ARHGAP33 regulates synaptic ... read more

Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Increased Mortality Among Parkinson's Disease Patients

Mar. 21, 2016 — At least half of Parkinson's disease patients experience psychosis at some point during the course of their illness, and physicians commonly prescribe antipsychotic drugs, such as quetiapine, to ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — Scientists found that patients with schizophrenia demonstrated a specific leftward volumetric asymmetry for the globus pallidus, one of the basal ganglia of the brain. The basal ganglia are involved ... read more

Combined Screening Could Detect Early Schizophrenia

Mar. 21, 2016 — A combination of screening tools has been tested by scientists to assess their validity for the early diagnosis of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a long-term mental disorder with a genetic component ... read more

Refugees Have a Substantially Higher Risk of Psychotic Disorders

Mar. 15, 2016 — Refugees face a substantially higher risk of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, compared to non-refugee migrants from the same regions of origin, finds a new ... read more

Exercise Helps Young People With Psychosis Symptoms, Study Shows

Mar. 14, 2016 — The long-term prospects for young people who are diagnosed with psychosis are typically poor, with high rates of relapse, unemployment and premature death. The antipsychotics they are prescribed also ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — A small peptide generated from a collagen protein may protect the brain from schizophrenia by promoting the formation of neuronal synapses, according to a new paper. Scientists suggest that these new ... read more

New Studies of the 'Natural History' of Schizophrenia Raise Hope for New Treatments

Mar. 10, 2016 — Emerging evidence on the development, 'prodromal' characteristics, and long-term course of schizophrenia provide reasons for optimism for developing new treatments and preventive approaches ... read more

Disproving Hypothesis Clears Path for Research for New Treatment Options for Schizophrenia

Mar. 10, 2016 — Researchers reported negative results from the first repeated-dose study of a dopamine-1 receptor (D1R) agonist for treating cognitive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia.Based on earlier ... read more

Cannabis Use in Psychotic Patients Linked to 50 Percent Higher Hospital Admission Risk

Mar. 4, 2016 — Cannabis use among people experiencing a first episode of psychotic illness is linked to a 50 per cent heightened risk of hospital admission -- including compulsory detention (sectioning) -- as well ... read more

Immunotherapy Improves Cognition in Patients With Schizophrenia

Feb. 25, 2016 — A recent study of a handful of patients supports mounting evidence that targeted suppression of inflammation packaged with standard therapy can improve the cognitive ability of patients with ... read more

Genetic Counseling Helps Psychiatric Patients, Study Shows

Feb. 24, 2016 — Genetic counseling helps patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and similar conditions understand and cope with their illness, a new study concludes. The study is among the first to show the ... read more

Two in Five Individuals With Schizophrenia Have Attempted Suicide

Feb. 10, 2016 — Those with schizophrenia who'd been physically abused during childhood were five times more likely to have attempted suicide, a new study shows. The lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts among ... read more

The Significance of Non-Motor Microtubule-Associated Protein in Maintaining Synaptic Plasticity Thorough a Novel Mechanism

Feb. 5, 2016 — NMDA glutamate receptors, which function as receptors that bond with glutamates, are known to be deeply involved in animal memory and learning. In order for memories to be created inside the brain, ... read more

Scientists Discover Molecular Link Between Psychiatric Disorders and Type 2 Diabetes

Feb. 5, 2016 — Scientists show that a gene called 'DISC1,' which is believed to play a role in mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and some forms of depression, influences the ... read more

'Schizophrenia' Does Not Exist, Argues Expert

Feb. 3, 2016 — The term 'schizophrenia,' with its connotation of hopeless chronic brain disease, should be dropped and replaced with something like 'psychosis spectrum syndrome,' argues a ... read more

No Link Found Between Subcortical Brain Volumes, Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia

Feb. 1, 2016 — A new study evaluated the relationship between common genetic variants implicated in schizophrenia and those associated with subcortical brain volumes, and found no evidence of genetic overlap ... read more

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