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2012-11-13 12:06:54

New computational analysis identifies gene networks affected in schizophrenia and shows that schizophrenia and autism share related genetic networks, each composed of hundreds of genes Although schizophrenia is highly genetic in origin, the genes involved in the disorder have been difficult to identify. In the past few years, researchers have implicated several genes, but it is unclear how they act to produce the disorder. A new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center...

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...

2011-08-08 06:31:57

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have shown that new, or "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" "”i.e., not hereditary"”cases of schizophrenia. The findings will be published online on August 7, 2011, in Nature Genetics. A group led by Maria Karayiorgou, MD, and Joseph A. Gogos, MD, PhD, examined the genomes of patients with...

2010-03-31 13:42:22

NEW YORK, NY "“ In what may provide the most compelling evidence to date, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have illuminated how a genetic variant may lead to schizophrenia by causing a disruption in communication between the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex regions of the brain, areas believed to be responsible for carrying out working memory. Findings are published in the current online edition of Nature. This discovery coincides with the 15th anniversary of the first...


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