Tag: "psychosis" at biology news
Mouse study shows NPAS3 and NPAS1 genes may be linked to psychosis
...ecognize that the connection of our study to human psychosis
or schizophrenia is very tenuous," Dr. McKnight said. "It's difficult to draw direct parallels between the simple behavioral abnormalities observed in the mutant mice and the complex, delusional cognitive defects that characterize human schizophrenia...
Small amounts of alcohol or anesthetics may damage the developing brain
...reissguth says. "But there also were high rates of psychosis
and suicide attempts and almost half suffered from major depression." More basic work from Charles F. Zorumski, M.D., the Samuel B. Guze Professor and head of the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, ano...
Can EPO prevent loss of brain function in schizophrenia?
...ting for the various dysfunctions of schizophrenic psychosis
are far from clear. Existing animal models of schizophrenia only reflect certain aspects of the human disease. Therefore, novel concepts to treating schizophrenia should be immediately translated into clinical pilot trials. This is particularly appro...
Gene enhances prefrontal function at a price
...icated as a mechanism related to schizophrenia and psychosis
in humans. Animal studies modeling possible brain mechanisms in schizophrenia have also observed this pattern. These val-influenced variations "slightly bias humans toward the expression of two biological phenomena associated with schizophrenia: abno...
Implant may stabilize schizophrenia patients' treatment
...ve that may relieve many patients of the threat of psychosis
and chronic social instability. "Schizophrenia destroys an individual's grasp of reality, robbing him of his identity and devastating his family," said Steven Siegel, MD, PhD, of the Division of Neuropsychiatry in Penn's Department of Psychiatry. ...
Mother's herpes virus infection associated with schizophrenia in her offspring, Hopkins researcher finds
...ecific maternal infections with the development of psychosis
in children. "The evidence shows some association...itself, a predictive factor for the development of psychosis
in their offspring. Of the two major herpes simplex virus types, HSV-1 is extremely pervasive in th...
UCLA team maps how genes affect brain structure, intelligence; dramatic images shed light on brain diseases, personality differences
...ases that run in families, including some forms of psychosis
and dementia. The scientists employed magnetic resonance imaging technology to scan a group of 20 identical twins, whose genes are identical, and 20 same-sex fraternal twins, who share half their genes. Using a high-speed supercomputer, they create...
Adolescents raised on strict macrobiotic diet show vitamin B12 deficiency and impaired cognitive function
...on, diminished reflexes, dementia, loss of memory, psychosis
and mood disturbances. These macrobiotic subjects were somewhat unique because the parents of these Dutch adolescents were generally well-educated and of higher socioeconomic status. Of the macrobiotic adolescents who had tested B12 deficient the ye...
The German-Japanese Consortium deciphers human chromosome 21 - A basis for comprehensive understanding of trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
...deafness, solid tumors, a form of manic depressive psychosis
for instance. A focus of interest are the 14 kno...r instance, two loci for deafness, a form of manic psychosis
and several forms of cancer. In the context of Down syndrome, the scientists are hoping that the seq...
Hallucinations In Schizophrenia: Genetic Findings
...rs investigatedwhether 5-HTTLPR is associated with psychosis
by genotyping 50 schizophrenicor schizoaffective p... genotype had significantlyhigher BPRS ratings for psychosis
than patients with the ls or ss genotypes.Examination of individual items revealed a specific signif...