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2009-07-06 18:54:20

U.S and European researchers suggest the immune system and schizophrenia may be linked at the cellular level. The study, published in the journal Nature, found three common genetic variants they suggest may predispose certain people to schizophrenia, as well as a link between the disease and pathways having to do with impaired cognitive and memory functions. This is another step forward in understanding the biological basis of this disorder, one that robs people of their lives, co-lead author...

2009-07-01 12:20:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The largest study of the genetics of schizophrenia ever undertaken has revealed several new common single-letter variants in the sequence of the human genome (SNPs) linked to risk of the disease.

2009-06-22 11:55:11

predictive of functional outcome Schizophrenia, a chronic and debilitating disorder marked in part by auditory hallucinations and paranoia, can strike in late adolescence or early adulthood at a time when people are ready to stand on their own two feet as fully independent adults.

2009-06-22 10:08:33

People with schizophrenia die from cancer four times as often as people in the general population. That was the conclusion of a new study published in the August 1, 2009 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

2009-06-09 13:36:48

When mothers become infected with influenza during their pregnancy, it may increase the risk for schizophrenia in their offspring. Influenza is a very common virus and so there has been substantial concern about this association.

2009-05-14 09:49:51

Significant and widespread cognitive problems appear to exist in schizophrenia in its earliest phase, making it very hard for people with the disorder to work, study or be social, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.

2009-05-12 12:08:09

A U.S. study has linked a potassium brain channel gene to schizophrenia, suggesting a molecular treatment target for the mental illness. Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health, led by Dr.

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2009-05-06 09:05:29

A study on schizophrenia has implicated machinery that maintains the flow of potassium in cells and revealed a potential molecular target for new treatments. Expression of a previously unknown form of a key such potassium channel was found to be 2.5 fold higher than normal in the brain memory hub of people with the chronic mental illness and linked to a hotspot of genetic variation.


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