Tag: "schizophrenia" at biology news
Study of damaged gene gives insight into causes of mental illness
...the same gene can cause some people to suffer from schizophrenia
while others have major depression. The findings... responded better to antipsychotics, used to treat schizophrenia
while the other responded better to anti-depressants, used to treat mood disorders. Prof David Por...
Do fruit flies have free will?
...havioral variability in humans such as depression, schizophrenia
or obsessive compulsive disorder. The research will appear in the May 16, 2007 issue of the open-access journal PLoS ONE....
CSHL links activity in brain synapses and developmental abnormalities with schizophrenia gene
...of neuregulin1 (NRG1), a gene previously linked to schizophrenia
but whose role in the disease was unknown. "We fo... this latest research supports the hypothesis that schizophrenia
is a disease that results from multiple factors, including genetic defects and developmental abnorma...
Neuronal activity gives clues to working memory
...mory problems are at heightened risk of developing schizophrenia
as adults," he says. Dysfunction in key inhibitory pathways that link brain cells has long been associated with these problems. "These findings suggest that it is necessary to address not only deficits in excitatory pathways that lead to a lack of...
Psychiatric Genomics Center established at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
...aking significant strides in understanding autism, schizophrenia
and bipolar disorders. We share the Stanleys commitment to use DNA to properly diagnose psychiatric disorders so that patients can be treated safely and effectively. ...
QUT's top researchers honored with fellowships
...the development of a genetic test for diagnosis of schizophrenia
and early detection. "Schizophrenia affects abou...urately identify individuals at risk of developing schizophrenia
and provide early intervention. "Early intervention of schizophrenia
would significantly reduce th...
Nicotine rush hinges on sugar in neurons
... substance addiction, Stevens pointed to epilepsy, schizophrenia
and depression as targets for improved drugs that could result from the studys findings. The study provides the first detailed look at part of the mouse nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR), one in a large and important group of molecules, k...
Genetic variation helps to understand predisposition to schizophrenia
...at schizophrenia. Although the exact causes of schizophrenia
are yet to be determined, scientists agree that th...r the expression of this protein may contribute to schizophrenia
by modifying the development and wiring of the brain, Law says. By understanding how this novel prot...
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