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A unique arrangement for egg cell division

...nds up with the correct number of chromosomes is a bipolar spindle consisting of protein filaments, called mi... the microtubules originate. They predetermine the bipolar structure of the spindle that is essential to extrude exactly half of the chromosomes outside of the...

New databases put wings on search for bipolar risk genes

...d efforts to find genes linked to increase risk of bipolar disorder. The Bipolar Disorder Phenome Databasea ...d course of disease on more than 5,000 people with bipolar illness, a mood disorder commonly marked by alternating bouts of depression and manic or overexcited...

$9M grant awarded to University of Cincinnati for bipolar disorder research

...new ways to improve and personalize treatments for bipolar disorder, and to better understand how to identify...the National Institutes of Health. The causes of bipolar disorder are unclear, researchers say, so that determining the best treatment quickly for a given in...

A brain chemical that battles despair

... as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder. As in humans with such disorders, this behavioral despair in mice responds to antidepressants. Nestler and colleagues discovered that the mice that showed the smallest lag in escape times also had higher levels of ∆FosB in a brain r...

UK scientists lift lid on genetics of coronary artery disease

... or protect them from major diseases. It looked at bipolar disorder, Crohn's disease, coronary heart disease, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Today, the Wellcome Trust has announced a further 7.7 million for the study to continue and analyse in more depth the initial find...

Psychiatric Genomics Center established at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

...resident Bruce Stillman, Ph.D. Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder affect approximately 1-2% of the populati...strides in understanding autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. We share the Stanleys commitment to use DNA to properly diagnose psychiatric disorders so...

University of Manchester researchers reveal clues to new genes behind rheumatoid arthritis

...ease, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, Crohn's disease, bipolar disorder and hypertension, as well as RA. Some of these genes are novel whilst others were known about and have been confirmed by the current study. Professor Worthington and her team have implicated several genes in the development of RA for the ...

Largest ever study of genetics of common diseases published today

...tic variations for seven major diseases. These are bipolar disorder, Crohn's disease, coronary heart disease, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 and type 2 diabetes. For each disease, the researchers will study larger population samples to confirm their results. Although the human genome is made...

CSHL links activity in brain synapses and developmental abnormalities with schizophrenia gene

...plications for other neurological diseases such as bipolar disorder. Knowing the cellular and molecular mechanisms of NRG1, we can now more intensely study the impact on complex brain circuits that define the aberrant behavior of these diseases," said Li. ...

Genetic roots of bipolar disorder revealed by first genome-wide study of illness

The likelihood of developing bipolar disorder depends in part on the combined, small e...tions in human genes to find those associated with bipolar disorder. Results were published online May 8 in Molecular Psychiatry by Amber E. Baum, PhD, lead r...

Study of damaged gene gives insight into causes of mental illness

...dinburgh, said: While the causes of schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and major depression are unknow...wide will develop the symptoms of schizophrenia or bipolar affective disorder, with the first signs often appearing in late adolescence or early adulthood. Mo...

Gene malfunctions cause schizophrenia, depression symptoms in mice

...in one family to be associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. The researchers'... to the growing recognition that schizophrenia and bipolar disorder share, at least in part, common genetic etiologies and thus underlying molecular mechanisms...

Delayed treatment of childhood-onset bipolar disorder results in negative outcome in adults

In bipolar disorder, also called manic-depressive disorder, a...e Journal of Pediatrics shows that childhood-onset bipolar disorder is more common than believed and often goes unrecognized and untreated for long periods of ...

New understanding of schizophrenia could lead to new treatment approaches

...." The findings could also have implications for bipolar disorder, which has also been linked with NRG1 and... a symptom seen in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and increased sensitivity to amphetamine, also seen in many schizophrenia patients. Is ...

Brain networks strengthened by closing ion channels

...aging, and for cognitive changes in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or attention deficit hyperactivity disor...y disrupted in disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The current study found that brain cells in PFC contain ion channels called hyperpolarizat...

Gene controlling circadian rhythms may be involved in onset of bipolar disorder

...manic, exhibiting behaviors similar to humans with bipolar disorder, UT Southwestern Medical Center researche..., may be integrally involved in the development of bipolar disorder. Circadian rhythms include the daily ups-and-downs of waking, eating and other processes su...

Extreme irritability -- is it childhood bipolar disorder?

...bilitating childhood mental disorders -- pediatric bipolar disorder (BD) and a syndrome called severe mood dy...inappropriate for a child with classically defined bipolar disorder," he said....

Reduced frontal-lobe activity and impulsivity may be linked to alcoholism risk

...der (ADHD), antisocial personality disorder (ASP), bipolar disorder, impulse control disorders, and so on," said Bernice Porjesz, professor and director of the Henri Begleiter Neurodynamics Laboratory at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. "Individuals suffering with these disorders may frequently and unpredicta...

Feinstein Institute and Cold Spring Harbor Lab join forces, seek manic depression genes

...ry (CSHL) to identify key genetic underpinnings of bipolar disorder (BPD), a mental illness that is known to ...s and their parents. "For complex illnesses like bipolar disorder that vary dramatically in symptoms and severity among affected individuals, especially chil...

Cluster of journals publish findings on dangerous parasite, Toxoplasma gondii

...o may be linked to some cases of schizophrenia and bipolar disease. It can kill livestock and has devastated efforts to restore sea otters near Monterey, Calif. Because it's common, yet complex, toxoplasmosis is a potential weapon for bioterrorists. People usually acquire toxoplasmosis by eating commercial...

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(Date:10/29/2014)... — Cambridge, MA and Hebei, China — BGI Tech ... quality sequencing of the Jujube genome. Jujube is the ... the Jujube genome is particularly difficult to sequence due ... It is the first time that a genome in ... has been recently published in Nature Communications ...
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