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National team to study genetics of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

Using psychiatric data compiled by USC, the team will create the most comprehensive resource to date on the disorders ...

Can genetic tug of war explain autism and schizophrenia?

The size of babies and even human behavior may be shaped during early fetal development by a molecular tug of war between ...

Schizophrenia not a single disease but multiple genetically distinct disorders

C. Robert Cloninger, MD, PhD, pictured in his office at Washington University School of Medicine, is a senior investigator of a study that shows that schizophrenia isn’t a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders. ... Full story

Scientists Discover Neurochemical Imbalance in Schizophrenia

Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, San Diego have discovered that neurons from patients with schizophrenia secrete higher amounts of three neurotransmitters broadly implicated in a range of psychiatric disorders. ... Full story

Happiness in Schizophrenia

Research suggests mental illness doesn’t preclude enjoying life ... Full story

Stuck in neutral: brain defect traps schizophrenics in twilight zone

People with schizophrenia struggle to turn goals into actions because brain structures governing desire and emotion are less active and fail to pass goal-directed messages to cortical regions affecting human decision-making, new research reveals. ... Full story

“Dimmer switch” drug idea could tackle schizophrenia without side effects

Discovery of a new mechanism of drug action could lead to the next generation of drugs to treat schizophrenia. ... Full story

“Dimmer switch” drug idea could tackle schizophrenia

Discovery of a new mechanism of drug action could lead to the next generation of drugs to treat schizophrenia. ... Full story

Sleep deprivation leads to symptoms of schizophrenia

Psychologists at the University of Bonn are amazed by the severe deficits caused by a sleepless night ... Full story

Researchers find 100 possible targets for treatment of schizophrenia

Genetic researchersfrom 34 countries have joined forces to take a closer look at the biological causes of schizophrenia. In an article in Nature, researchers from Aarhus are among those pinpointing 80 new genes linked to the development of schizophrenia. Their research may pave the way for possible new treatments. ... Full story

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