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Signals of schizophrenia

by Henry H. Ong - Abnormal signaling of dopamine – an important neurotransmitter – is implicated in brain disorders such as schizophrenia. ...

Rare genetic mutations occur more often in schizophrenia patients, UCLA researchers find

UCLA researchers are looking for genetic mutations associated with schizophrenia, a mental illness characterized by hallucinations. ...

Long-acting antipsychotic medication may improve treatment for schizophrenia

UCLA study shows injectable drug given every two weeks works better than daily pill for those who have been recently diagnosed ... Full story

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may share genetic roots with creativity

Genes linked to creativity could also increase the risk of developing schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to new research carried out by researchers from deCODE Genetics and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London. ... Full story

Scientists produce strongest evidence yet of schizophrenia’s causes

Researchers discover that risk mutations disrupt a delicate chemical balance in the brain, responsible for brain development and function ... Full story

Weak Electric Current to the Brain May Improve Thinking in People with Schizophrenia

Fast Facts: People with schizophrenia often suffer from cognitive difficulties. ... Full story

Tiny spheres of human cells mimic the brain, researchers say

Researchers have figured out how to create spheres of neuronal cells resembling the cerebral cortex, making functional human brain tissue available for the first time to study neuropsychiatric diseases such as autism and schizophrenia. ... Full story

How a schizophrenia risk gene affects the brain

An illustration of neurons in the brain ... Full story

Hope for Schizophrenia Patients

Large-scale research project “APIC” launched ... Full story

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