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June 26, 2022

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Landmark Study Implicates Specific Genes in Schizophrenia

The largest ever genetic study of schizophrenia has identified large numbers of specific genes that could play important roles in the psychiatric disorder. A group of hundreds of researchers across ...

Mice With Hallucination-Like Behaviors Reveal Insight Into Psychotic Illness

A computer game that induces mice to experience hallucination-like events could be a key to understanding the neurobiological roots of psychosis, ...

Parasite Infection Discovery Could Assist Mental Health Treatments

New research into how a common parasite infection alters human behavior could help development of treatments for schizophrenia and other neurological disorders. T. gondii currently infects 2.5 ...

Auditory Hallucinations Rooted in Aberrant Brain Connectivity

A study reports that auditory hallucinations, a phenomenon in which people hear voices or other sounds, may arise through altered brain connectivity between sensory and cognitive processing ...
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Novel Cell Survival Mechanisms Through RNA Regulation in the Central Nervous System

This study's findings will help congenital neurological disease (e.g. spinal muscular atrophy) specialists better understand the mechanisms and components involved in CNS development. Notably, ...

Brain Stimulation Shows Promise as Treatment for Cannabis Use Disorder in People With Schizophrenia

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) was associated with a reduction in self-reported cannabis use by up to 60 per cent among people with schizophrenia who have cannabis use disorder ...

Research Reveals New Links Between Brain Over-Activity and Schizophrenia Symptoms

New research has shown that over-activity in a specific area of the brain is linked to certain symptoms of Schizophrenia, opening up possibilities for the development of more targeted ...

Sleep Deprivation Increases Serotonin 2a Receptor Response in Brain

Researchers have identified the effects of an environmental stressor, sleep deprivation, that could alter the balance controlled by antipsychotic drugs and impact individuals with ...

Clues to Treatment of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Found in Recently Evolved Region of the ‘dark Genome’

Scientists investigating the DNA outside our genes - the 'dark genome' - have discovered recently evolved regions that code for proteins associated with schizophrenia and bipolar ...

Identifying Rare Disease-Associated Genetic Variants in Patients With Severe Schizophrenia

New research shows that examining genetic mutations in individuals with severe schizophrenia can improve the ability to detect disease-associated rare genetic ...

Coping With Schizophrenia, When Emotions Can Be Too Much

Psychologists have revealed a surprising finding that could help those who struggle with schizophrenia: While people with the illness tend to manage low-level negative emotions, they struggle to do ...

Brain Molecule Helps 'Wake Up' Cells That Could Help Tackle MS and Similar Diseases

An immunological molecule called fractalkine can boost the production of brain cells that produce myelin, a key factor in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, according to recent ...

Schizophrenia Study Suggests Advanced Genetic Scorecard Cannot Predict a Patient’s Fate

Researchers found that a tool commonly used in research for evaluating a person's genetic risk for a disease, called a polygenic risk score, was no better at predicting the outcome of a ...

A Machine Learning Approach for Predicting Risk of Schizophrenia Using a Blood Test

An innovative strategy that analyzes a region of the genome offers the possibility of early diagnosis of ...

Amygdala Found to Have Role in Important Pre-Attentive Mechanism in the Brain

Researchers have shown how the amygdala, a brain region typically associated with fear, contributes to prepulse inhibition (PPI) by activating small inhibitory neurons in the mouse brain stem. The ...

Early Signs: Perceptual Distortions in Late-Teens Predict Psychotic Symptoms in Mid-Life

Subtle differences in perception during late-teen years can predict the development of hallucinations, delusions, and, in some instances, psychosis later in life, according to new ...

Evidence of Sustained Benefits of Pimavanserin for Dementia-Related Psychosis

Researchers have published evidence of the sustained benefits of an investigational antipsychotic treatment for people with dementia-related ...

Hope for Psychosis Sufferers

Scientists have opened the door to improved treatment of brain dysfunction which causes ...

Impairments Found in Neurons Derived from People With Schizophrenia and Genetic Mutation

A scientific team has shown that the release of neurotransmitters in the brain is impaired in patients with schizophrenia who have a rare, single-gene mutation known to predispose people to a range ...

Brain Capillary Structures Show a Correlation With Their Neuron Structures

Researchers performed microtomography experiments the BL20XU beamline of the SPring-8 synchrotron radiation facility and found that brain capillary structures show a correlation with their neuron ...

New Findings Linking Brain Immune System to Psychosis

New research suggests a link between psychosis and a genetic change that affects the brain's immune system. The study may impact the development of modern medicines for bipolar disorder or ...

The Immune Link Between a Leaky Blood-Brain Barrier and Schizophrenia

Research points to the involvement of the immune system the brain as a contributor to mental disorders such as ...

Supplement Treats Schizophrenia in Mice, Restores Healthy 'Dance' and Structure of Neurons

A simple dietary supplement reduces behavioral symptoms in mice with a genetic mutation that causes schizophrenia. After additional experiments, including visualizing the fluorescently stained ...

Genetic Predisposition to Schizophrenia May Increase Risk of Psychosis from Cannabis Use

New research shows that while cannabis users had higher rates of psychotic experiences than non-users across the board, the difference was especially pronounced among those with high genetic ...

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