Tag: "schizophrenia" at biology news
Leicester breakthrough in eye disease
...ng other eye movement problems, such as reading in schizophrenia
and treatment for amblyopia (a lazy eye), including patching therapy with special reward incentives and the education of parents and teachers....
Electrical activity alters language used by nerve cells
... "Most cognitive disorders, such as depression, schizophrenia
and Parkinson's disease, involve problems with neurotransmitters or neurotransmitter receptors," said Nicholas Spitzer, a professor of biology and the senior author of the study. "If modifying electrical activity in the adult brain can alter neurotr...
Cluster of journals publish findings on dangerous parasite, Toxoplasma gondii
... toxoplasmosis also 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 eatin...
Abnormal proteins linked to schizophrenia found in body tissue
...study suggests biochemical changes associated with schizophrenia
aren't limited to the central nervous system and t...e in Germany, detected abnormal proteins linked to schizophrenia
in the liver and red blood cells of people who have the disorder. It is the first time the same alte...
Bisexual fruit flies show new role for neurochemical
...ular dystrophy, post-traumatic stress syndrome and schizophrenia
is influenced by the number of receptors on nerve cells. The more receptors each cell has at its communication points, or synapses, the better that messages are carried through the brain. A UIC research team led by David Featherstone, assistant prof...
Scientists identify gene that may indicate predisposition to schizophrenia
...esearchers observed a positive association between schizophrenia
and genetic variations in the promoter region of t...lammatory response has been observed in those with schizophrenia
and other affective disorders. "In conclusion, our findings identify CHI3L1 as a potential schiz...
JCI table of contents -- February 8, 2006
...30142 EDITORS PICK: Possible genetic link to schizophrenia
identified Several neurological and psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, alcoholism, and Parkinsons disease, are associated with changes in the brain that affect the nerves that communicate with each other through the naturally-produce...
BioMed Central announces winners of first open access research awards
..."Grey matter changes can improve the prediction of schizophrenia
in subjects at high risk" Judith Lumley, La Trobe University, "PRISM (Program of Resources, Information and Support for Mothers): a community-randomized trial to reduce depression and improve women's physical health six months after birth" Ho...
Common gene version optimizes thinking -- but with a possible downside
... expression. In 257 affected families, people with schizophrenia
were more likely to have this common version of the DARPP-32 gene....
Study reveals value of schizophrenia-related gene variation
...ion that is a small risk factor for a mild form of schizophrenia
yet also is associated with improved overall survi...edical Genetics, could help lead to treatments for schizophrenia
and even other illnesses, and ways to leverage the gene variation's advantages. An abstract of the a...
MIT study shows genetic link for schizophrenia
...ning a key brain enzyme make people susceptible to schizophrenia
and may be targeted in future treatments for the p... suffer from schizophrenia. Although 80 percent of schizophrenia
cases appear to be inherited, the specific genetic components underlying individuals' susceptibility...
Making memories that last a lifetime
...NA methylation occurs in some brain disorders like schizophrenia
and forms of mental retardation, Miller and Sweatt...ide an important and relevant piece of data to the schizophrenia
field, as they provide evidence that reelin methylation is subject to modulation in response to expe...
Study challenges idea that schizophrenia is distinct in developing and developed regions
...sted that the course and symptomatic expression of schizophrenia
is relatively more benign in developing societies....n, comparing biological and cultural indicators of schizophrenia
in urban, Western societies with study data from the island of Palau, which has one of the highest r...
Brain tissue reveals possible genetic trigger for schizophrenia
...lating molecules called microRNAs were lower among schizophrenia
patients than in persons who were free of psychiat...em prefrontal cortical brain tissue of people with schizophrenia
and persons who had no psychiatric illness, the researchers found for the first time a significant d...
UT Metroplex institutions to collaborate on biomedical research
...lterations mimicking debilitating diseases such as schizophrenia
and autism spectrum disorder. Funded projects involving faculty from UT Southwestern and UT Dallas are: "Attachment of magnetic particles to kidney stone fragments for improved retrieval" Dr. Jeffery Cadeddu, professor of urology at UT South...
MIT model helps researchers 'see' brain development
... shed light on other neurological diseases such as schizophrenia
and Alzheimer's disease. ...
Technology reveals 'lock and key' proteins behind diseases
...ch as breast cancer, heart diseases, arthritis and schizophrenia
are caused by mutations in various human membrane proteins."...
Brain networks strengthened by closing ion channels
...HD, and is severely disrupted in disorders such as schizophrenia
and bipolar disorder. The current study found that...chers studies of more severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia
and bipolar disorder, which can involve mutations of a molecule called DISC1 (Disrupted in Schizophr...
New understanding of schizophrenia could lead to new treatment approaches
... of the dozen or more genes previously linked with schizophrenia
may contribute to the disease. Prior genetic studies had linked schizophrenia
to the genes for neuregulin 1 (NRG1), a growth factor involved in brain development, and erbB4, a re...
Gene malfunctions cause schizophrenia, depression symptoms in mice
...alfunction of a gene that had been associated with schizophrenia
and depression does indeed cause symptoms of those...ossible animal model for developing treatments for schizophrenia
and depression. Also, they said their findings support the theory that the two disorders share commo...
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