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Receptors in brain linked to schizophrenia, autism

Mice lacking a set of receptors in one type of neuron in the brain developed compulsive, anti-social behaviors, Salk scientists found ...

Siblings of children with schizophrenia show resilience to the condition as they grow up

The study opens up new avenues for researchers to explore when developing treatment for the illness, which can be hugely debilitating for ...

Signals of schizophrenia

by Henry H. Ong - Abnormal signaling of dopamine – an important neurotransmitter – is implicated in brain disorders such as schizophrenia. Knowing the underlying molecular mechanisms may lead to novel treatments for schizophrenia. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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

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