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Genes responsible for extinguishing fearful memories are mutated in schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is an illness affecting feelings and behaviour, and has long been considered to originate from abnormalities in the formation of associative ...

Schizophrenia could directly increase risk of diabetes

People with early schizophrenia are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, even when the effects of antipsychotic drugs, diet and exercise ...

Further evidence found for causal links between cannabis and schizophrenia

People who have a greater risk of developing schizophrenia are more likely to try cannabis, according to new research, which also found a causal link between trying the drug and an increased risk of the condition. ... Full story

Largest international study of its kind finds new schizophrenia risk genes

Results of the International Psychiatric Genomics Consortium unveiled ... Full story

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 in the brain, and that brain regions are differently affected. ... Full story

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

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