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Largest international study of its kind finds new schizophrenia risk genes

Results of the International Psychiatric Genomics Consortium unveiled ...

IQ change in schizophrenia related to brain volume

An imaging study from NeuRA’s Schizophrenia Laboratory has confirmed that changes in IQ in people with schizophrenia are related to reduced volume ...

Ground-breaking schizophrenia research recognised

The University of Queensland’s Professor John McGrath has won a prestigious international fellowship in the Niels Bohr Professorship Program in Denmark to continue his ground-breaking ... Full story

Schizophrenic stem cells do not differentiate properly into neurons

Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute have used human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) to identify a characteristic of abnormal brain development in schizophrenia. Published in Translational Psychiatry, the study shows how deletion of a specific gene known to be associated with schizophrenia leads to abnormal differentiation of neurons and an imbalance between the number of neurons and astrocytes in the brain. ... Full story

Scientists find new genetic roots of schizophrenia

UCLA study used 3D chromosome-mapping technology to advance understanding of disorder’s cause ... Full story

Protein linked to Alzheimer’s may also play a role in schizophrenia

By Bill Hathaway   Neurons derived from skin cells of patients with schizophrenia express high levels of a protein linked to Alzheimer’s, researchers have found. (Courtesy of ... Full story

Research bears fruit for schizophrenia patients

Researchers at The University of Queensland have begun clinical trials into whether an extract from a rare tropical fruit can help treat schizophrenia. ... Full story

Refining the genetic causes of schizophrenia

An international study involving UCL has made advances in understanding the ways in which genetic risk factors alter gene function in schizophrenia. ... Full story

Link between schizophrenia and sleep apnoea

New University of Adelaide research at the Lyell McEwin Hospital has shown that people with schizophrenia are 3.4 times more likely to have severe obstructive sleep apnoea than people without. ... Full story

Exercise can tackle symptoms of schizophrenia

Aerobic exercise can significantly help people coping with the long-term mental health condition schizophrenia, according to a new study from University of Manchester researchers. ... Full story

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