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Study Shows Link Between Inflammation in Maternal Blood and Schizophrenia in Offspring

Maternal inflammation as indicated by the presence in maternal blood of early gestational C-reactive protein—an established inflammatory biomarker—appears to be associated with ...

Schizophrenia-Associated Gene Variation Affects Brain Cell Development

Gene’s absence influences connections between cells, researchers find ...

New Evidence Links Air Pollution to Autism, Schizophrenia

New research from the University of Rochester Medical Center describes how exposure to air pollution early in life produces harmful changes in the brains of mice, including an enlargement of part of the brain that is seen in humans who have autism and schizophrenia. ... Full story

Brain circuit problem likely sets stage for the “voices” that are symptom of schizophrenia

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists report that a disruption in a brain circuit may contribute to the auditory hallucinations of schizophrenia ... Full story

Uncovering Clues to the Genetic Cause of Schizophrenia

NEW YORK, NY - The overall number and nature of mutations—rather than the presence of any single mutation—influences an individual’s risk of developing schizophrenia, as well as its severity, according to a study by Columbia University Medical Center researchers published in the latest issue of Neuron. The findings could have important implications for the early detection and treatment of ... Full story

Women with schizophrenia to get new treatment option

In a world first study, exciting new research has revealed that oestrogen can help treat schizophrenia in previously treatment-resistant women. ... Full story

Older Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics an Effective, Less-Expensive Option for Patients with History of Non-Adherence

NEW YORK, NY – A study of long-acting injectable antipsychotics for people with schizophrenia found that the newer, second-generation, medication paliperidone palmitate was no more effective than the older, less expensive haloperidol decanoate. This was so, even though the doses of the older medication given in the study were considerably lower than standard doses of the past. The study will be published in the May 21st issue of JAMA. ... Full story

New stem cell research points to early indicators of schizophrenia

Salk scientists show fundamental differences in early neurons from patients with schizophrenia, supporting the theory that risk for the disease may begin in the womb ... Full story

Brain Cell Transplants Reverse Psychosis in "Schizophrenic" Mice

A team of neuroscientists has reversed psychosis-like features in mice, raising hope that scientists may ultimately be able to do the same for humans with schizophrenia – and potentially other kinds of psychiatric disorders. ... Full story

Research in the News: In resting brains, Yale researchers see signs of schizophrenia

By Bill Hathaway -Colored areas highlight significant variations in activity of brains in people with schizophrenia not engaged in tasks when compared to control subjects. ... Full story

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