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2011-12-29 06:30:35

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Carrying single DNA letter changes from two different genes together may increase the risk of developing schizophrenia, according to this study. Causes for psychiatric diseases like schizophrenia and autism have been difficult to pinpoint, since they may be triggered by many small genetic changes that alone may be insufficient, but in the right combination may cause disease. Drastic DNA rearrangements in the genetic letters of the DISC1 gene are known to cause...

2011-10-26 09:16:42

Cannabis use is associated with disturbances in concentration and memory. New research by neuroscientists at the University of Bristol, published in the Journal of Neuroscience [Oct. 25], has found that brain activity becomes uncoordinated and inaccurate during these altered states of mind, leading to neurophysiological and behavioral impairments reminiscent of those seen in schizophrenia. The collaborative study, led by Dr Matt Jones from the University's School of Physiology and...

2011-09-21 06:04:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Researchers have confirmed a bidirectional relation between schizophrenia and epilepsy. According to the study, patients with epilepsy were nearly 8 times more likely to develop schizophrenia and those with schizophrenia were close to 6 times more likely to develop epilepsy. Prior clinical studies have shown a prevalence of psychosis among epilepsy patients and studies of psychiatric illness have found a strong relationship between schizophrenia and epilepsy,...

2011-09-20 14:03:58

Findings represent a significant advance in understanding the causes of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder As one of the leaders of an international research consortium, Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers have discovered that several common genetic variants contribute to a person's risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, or manic-depressive illness. Two just-released studies provide new evidence that 11 genomic regions have a strong correlation with mental illness, including...

2011-09-19 18:43:51

Researchers from Taiwan have confirmed a bidirectional relation between schizophrenia and epilepsy. The study published today in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), reports that patients with epilepsy were nearly 8 times more likely to develop schizophrenia and those with schizophrenia were close to 6 times more likely to develop epilepsy. Prior clinical studies have shown a prevalence of psychosis among epilepsy patients and studies of psychiatric...

2011-08-09 12:12:41

Although it affects less than 1 percent of the global population, schizophrenia exacts a large toll in terms of expense and human suffering.  A new study from researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, with colleagues from Columbia University in New York and the University of Pretoria in South Africa, indicate non-familial genetic mutations may account for about half of schizophrenia cases. "This study has emphasized how important personal genome sequencing is in...

2011-08-09 07:17:33

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ A rare "de novo" protein-altering mutations- genetic errors that are present in patients but not in their parents- play a role in more than 50 percent of "sporadic", not hereditary, cases of schizophrenia, according to this study. A group led by Maria Karayiorgou, MD, and Joseph A. Gogos, MD, PhD, examined the genomes of patients with schizophrenia and their families, as well as healthy control groups. Researchers wondered whether other, previously undetectable, de...

2011-07-20 16:38:44

Researchers have revealed the molecular pathway that is affected during the onset of schizophrenia and successfully alleviated symptoms of the illness in mice, using a cancer drug currently in advanced clinical trials Researchers have revealed the molecular pathway that is affected during the onset of schizophrenia and successfully alleviated symptoms of the illness in mice, using a cancer drug currently in advanced clinical trials. The research, published online in the journal Brain, is from...

2011-03-03 12:41:48

How well our brain functions is largely based on our family's genetic makeup, according to a University of Melbourne led study. The study published in the international publication The Journal of Neuroscience provides the first evidence of a genetic effect on how "Ëœcost-efficient' our brain network wiring is, shedding light on some of the brain's make up. Lead author Dr Alex Fornito from the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre at the University of Melbourne said the findings have...

2011-02-24 20:46:36

A North Star amid 'a constellation of multiple rare diseases' Scientists are eyeing a rare genetic glitch for clues to improved treatments for some people with schizophrenia "“ even though they found the mutation in only one third of 1 percent of patients. In the study, funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, schizophrenia patients were 14 times more likely than controls to harbor multiple copies of a gene on Chromosome 7. The mutations were in the gene for VIPR2, the...


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