Tag: "schizophrenia" at biology news
New genetic hypothesis for the cause of autism
...could also be relevant to other disorders, such as schizophrenia
or bipolar mood disorder that clearly have a genetic component but have resisted understanding despite the completion of the human genome project....
Mouse study shows NPAS3 and NPAS1 genes may be linked to psychosis
...le response, Dr. McKnight said, also may lead to a schizophrenia
diagnosis. More than 2 million Americans are aff...s, disordered thinking and social withdrawal. Most schizophrenia
patients suffer chronically or episodically throughout their lives, and one of every 10 people with ...
Schizophrenia gene variant linked to risk traits
...ector Thomas R. Insel, M.D. Researchers know that schizophrenia
affects several regions in the front part of the b...he more common of the two--or a 'G'. Patients with schizophrenia
are more likely to inherit an 'A' from either parent, indicating the 'A' variant slightly increases ...
Carnegie Mellon neuroscientist develops tool to image brain function at the cellular level
...tions for rational drug design in the treatment of schizophrenia
as well as many other psychiatric diseases, according to Barth. For instance, the drug Clozapine, which is used to treat schizophrenia, is effective at relieving symptoms associated with the disease, but it isn't clear which part of the brain or whic...
Severe depression associated with greater number of nerve cells in thalamus region of brain
... nerve cells in subjects with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
was normal. Researchers also found that the size of the affected areas of the thalamus in subjects with MDD was 16 percent larger than those in the other groups. "The thalamus is often referred to as the secretary of the cerebral cortex the part of ...
Carnegie Mellon U. imaging study reveals sex-based differences that persist as mice enter adulthood
...Parkinson's and neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia
so that we can develop more effective therapies," Ahrens said. "In addition, these results may reveal how structural sex-associated brain differences influence behavior and cognition." Ahrens and Kyoko Koshibu, a graduate student, captured image...
Organization for Human Brain Mapping 2004 Annual Meeting
...ng to clinical research on brain disorders such as schizophrenia
and Alzheimer's Disease. In addition to 1600+ poster presentations, four member-initiated symposia, and six keynote lectures preceding paper platform sessions, the meeting will include a special plenary lecture by Dr. Wolf Singer. The full meeting ...
Biologists discover nerve activity, not just genetics controls kinds of neurotransmitters produced
...reating mental illnesses like depression, phobias, schizophrenia
and bipolar disorder, which together affect 20 percent of the U.S. population each year, with estimated cost of treatment and lost productivity totaling approximately $150 billion, according to the U.S. Surgeon General. "Focal stimulation of the br...
Imaging study shows brain maturing
...eir frontal lobes, suggesting that childhood onset schizophrenia
"may be an exaggeration of a normal maturation process, perhaps related to excessive synaptic pruning," note the researchers. By contrast, children with autism show an abnormal back-to-front wave of gray matter increases, rather than decreases, sugge...
Closing in on the cellular culprits of schizophrenia
(Philadelphia, PA) The cause of schizophrenia
remains a mystery, despite the millions of dollars...round the world, a significant association between schizophrenia
and the gene for dysbindin has been noted making dysbindin the most highly replicated schizophrenia...
Brace therapy for osteoarthrisis, legal issues in TBI research, prosthetic fitting
...image, world perceptions may help individuals with schizophrenia
form closer relationships with family and friends,...In this study, 40 patients in a postacute phase of schizophrenia
completed the Attributional Style Questionnaire, the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale, and the Q...
Surprises found in gene variation associated with schizophrenia
...nding better ways to treat this particular type of schizophrenia
and possibly augmenting the positive influences of...en are more likely than women to have this form of schizophrenia
because the gene is X-chromosome linked. People with HOPA-linked schizophrenia
Lack of specific brain protein causes marked deficits in learning, memory
...to what's going wrong in the brains of people with schizophrenia
a disorder that is still not at all well understood," Dr. Nestler said....
Researchers discover an alternate form for the disease gene associated with Rett syndrome
...neurological disorders including autism, childhood schizophrenia
and some forms of mental retardation. This discovery is being incorporated into a new molecular test that will aid not only the diagnosis of Rett syndrome, but also for other developmental disabilities. This research is reported in the April issue of...
Brain Centre gives Wales a world lead
...lerosis, Alzheimer's disease and for patients with schizophrenia
and depression. "In bringing together these two highly sophisticated pieces of equipment, we are creating a facility as advanced as any of its kind in Europe or North America a facility that offers new opportunities for collaboration across a range ...
Celiac disease is a risk factor for schizophrenia
...iac disease are three times more likely to develop schizophrenia
than those without the disease, according to a rep...renia, the researchers determined that the risk of schizophrenia
was three times greater with a history of celiac disease. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis wer...
Studies suggest brain injury results from developmental exposure to alcohol, anesthesia, and lead
...tween exposure to lead in utero and a diagnosis of schizophrenia
in young adults. "The results of our study suggest that lead-induced prenatal damage to the developing brain may show itself decades following initial exposure to the substance," Susser said. At the same symposium, Washington University psychiatri...
Small amounts of alcohol or anesthetics may damage the developing brain
...ives , suggesting that young adults diagnosed with schizophrenia
were significantly more likely to have been expose...se damage through the cell suicide mechanism, with schizophrenia
being the long-term consequence. "The results of our study suggest that lead-induced prenatal damag...
A big surprise: Young nerve cells can rewind their developmental clocks
...encies have been linked to such human disorders as schizophrenia
and epilepsy. In subsequent experiments, the researchers asked how the overproduction of CR cells occurs. They used a clever biochemical manipulation that served as a kind of genetic stop watch, allowing them to temporarily turn off the Foxg1 ...
Telescience recognized for facilitating biomedical research on a global network
...of tools over the Internet to help in the study of schizophrenia
and Alzheimer's disease. Telescience is creating a vision of biological research in which global collaborations can effectively improve the evolution of health care....
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