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Latest Maria Karayiorgou Stories

2012-11-13 12:06:54

Although schizophrenia is highly genetic in origin, the genes involved in the disorder have been difficult to identify.

2011-08-09 07:17:33

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.

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.

2010-03-31 13:42:22

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.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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