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2009-04-06 09:25:36

Patients with schizophrenia are able to correctly see through an illusion known as the ‘hollow mask’ illusion, probably because their brain disconnects ‘what the eyes see’ from what ‘the brain thinks it is seeing’, according to a joint UK and German study published in the journal NeuroImage.

2009-03-31 22:11:57

People with schizophrenia are more likely to also have type 2 diabetes, Medical College of Georgia researchers have found. Dr. Brian Kirkpatrick said the school's study involved 50 people newly diagnosed with schizophrenia or a related psychotic disorder with no other known risk factors.

2009-03-31 11:03:40

People with schizophrenia are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, Medical College of Georgia researchers have found.

2009-03-30 16:41:44

Ninety-two percent of Canadians have heard of schizophrenia, but most do not understand what it is or its symptoms, a survey indicates.

2009-03-03 08:57:57

Schizophrenia could be caused by faulty signaling in the brain, according to new research published today.

2009-02-10 09:13:46

A new study conducted at the Duke Institute for Genome and Sciences Policy suggests schizophrenia is in part caused by large, rare structural changes in DNA commonly called copy number variants, or CNVs.

2009-02-03 16:41:23

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are one gene closer to understanding schizophrenia and related disorders. Reporting in the Jan. 9 issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics, the team describes how a variation in the neuregulin 3 gene influences delusions associated with schizophrenia.

2009-01-23 21:54:38

Schizophrenia may blur boundaries in the brain, causing an exaggerated focus on self, U.S.

2009-01-22 09:36:28

Schizophrenia may blur the boundary between internal and external realities by overactivating a brain system that is involved in self-reflection, and thus causing an exaggerated focus on self, a new MIT and Harvard brain imaging study has found.

2008-11-12 15:00:25

U.S. researchers hypothesize that changes in stress hormones that occur in at-risk teenagers influence gene expression in the brain linked to mental illness.


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