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2014-07-24 11:29:04

NIH/National Institute of Mental Health Suspect common variants soar from 30 to 108 -- NIH-funded study The largest genomic dragnet of any psychiatric disorder to date has unmasked 108 chromosomal sites harboring inherited variations in the genetic code linked to schizophrenia, 83 of which had not been previously reported. By contrast, the "skyline" of such suspect variants associated with the disorder contained only 5 significant peaks in 2011. By combining data from all available...

2014-07-22 08:30:37

Transformative partnership with Ted Stanley will spur researchers to reveal biology of psychiatric disorders CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Broad Institute today announced an unprecedented commitment of $650 million from philanthropist Ted Stanley aimed at galvanizing scientific research on psychiatric disorders and bringing new treatments based on molecular understanding to hundreds of millions of people around the world....

2014-07-15 12:28:42

An Industry-First 1% of All Sales Across All Products and Retailers Will be Donated to Community-Based Organizations NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- philosophy, the wellbeing beauty brand, announces the launch of the hope & grace initiative, an unprecedented, unending commitment to support mental health. Through the hope & grace initiative, philosophy will dedicate 1% of all sales across all products to effective community-based organizations working to empower women through...

2014-06-24 12:27:55

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health policy expert Susan Dentzer, national thought leaders and mental health advocates, including recording artist, author and actress Demi Lovato, headline Mental Health America's 2014 Annual Conference--Parity and the Affordable Care Act: Bridging Gaps to Advance Mental Health--at the Sheraton Atlanta, Georgia, September 10-12, 2014. The Conference will examine the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and Mental...

2014-06-03 23:14:35

Kim MacKenzie, Miss Norway 2014, has teamed up with Joi Hall of Empowered by Joi and the Youth Eating Disorder Awareness, to appear at the Dying to Be Thin Red Carpet Gala in Beverly Hills on June 27. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 According to a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded study in 2011, 3% of U.S. adolescents are affected by an eating disorder, but most do not receive treatment for their condition. Kim MacKenzie, Miss Norway 2014, who will be appearing at...

Turning Memory Off And On In Rats To Aid Alzheimer's Research
2014-06-02 14:18:58

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online Memory is, it could be said, one of the most important keys in the propagation of a species. Without memory, one would be unable to recall fear of a predator or recognize a situation that promises a reward, such as food or an optimal mating situation. There is a flip-side to the coin of memory, too, however. A particularly traumatic experience can too easily be remembered given an environmental catalyst. Losing memory, as is the case...

2014-05-23 23:09:28

Awareness campaigns help fight the stigma against rising tide of mental health disorders. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 May is Mental Health Awareness month, which is great news for the estimated 26.2 percent of US adults who are living with mental illness each year. The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Facility in South Florida has seen firsthand the need for quality mental health treatment, as demand for their services has skyrocketed since 2012. “We opened our doors in...

2014-05-14 04:21:56

Grant Extends Platform for Interventional Research in Anxiety and Autism Disorders NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Research, an integrated data management services provider, has been awarded $450,000 by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to extend its Open Source Research Exchange Database (RexDB) for the management of anxiety disorders research, and more broadly, interventional research. The...

2014-04-09 08:29:20

Tetra Discovery Partners Focused on PDE4D Inhibitors as Novel Approach to Treating Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia, Alzheimer's Disease, and Huntington's Disease GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tetra Discovery Partners LLC, a drug discovery company developing a portfolio of innovative drugs for neurological and inflammatory diseases, announced today that the company has entered into a drug development collaboration with the Broad Institute's Stanley Center...

2014-03-28 23:26:09

New Memoir Announced by Patrick Kennedy Helps Break the Stigma of Mental Illness Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Announced earlier this month, Patrick Kennedy’s new memoir, A Common Struggle: A Very Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction, will bring more attention to bipolar disorder and addiction, something mental health center experts say can only be positive. “Mental illness is the least publicly talked about area of medicine,”...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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