Latest Psychiatric genetics Stories

2014-07-23 23:19:55

Genes and pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment and address acute need for drug development for this disorder New York, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, in the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date, conducted with 80,000...

2014-07-22 00:21:12

Genes, pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the Broad Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and scores of other institutions from all over the world have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia in what is the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder...

2014-01-19 23:02:53

Research Team at VA Boston Healthcare System Uses Latest Technologies in Human DNA Analysis Brockton, MA (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 2.4 million American adults have schizophrenia, or 1.1% of the US population over the age of 18. Mental health experts say schizophrenia has long been known to run in families. “Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental illness with a strong hereditary factor,” states Dr. Lynn DeLisi,...

2012-10-15 14:35:17

A new genetic study in Biological Psychiatry One of the biggest challenges in psychiatric genetics has been to replicate findings across large studies. Scientists at King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry have now performed one of the largest ever genetic replication studies of bipolar affective disorder, with 28,000 subjects recruited from 36 different research centers. Their findings provide compelling evidence that the chromosome 3p21.1 locus contains a common genetic risk...

2012-05-10 14:03:47

New genetic findings reported in Biological Psychiatry These findings are not about the classic story of gift-giving, although the MAGI genes (officially named membrane associated guanylate kinase, WW and PDZ domain containing proteins) do influence brain function in important ways. MAGI1 and MAGI2 are genes that code for the MAGI proteins. These proteins influence the development and function of synapses in the brain, the junctions where communication between nerve cells occurs....

2011-09-20 12:49:48

An international research consortium has confirmed that common genetic variants contribute to a person´s risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The largest study of its kind provides new molecular evidence that 11 regions have strong association with these diseases, including six regions not previously observed. The researchers also found that many of these DNA variations contribute to both diseases. The findings, reported by the Psychiatric Genome-Wide Association Study...

2010-10-20 19:55:01

The last two decades have seen tremendous progress in understanding the genetic basis of human brain disorders. Research developments in this area have revealed fundamental insights into the genes and molecular pathways that underlie neurological and psychiatric diseases. In a new series of review articles published by Cell Press in the October 21 issue of the journal Neuron, experts in the field discuss exciting recent advances in neurogenetics research and the potential implications for the...

2008-12-16 14:49:21

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is more common than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and is estimated to affect 2 percent of the population. In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher and Dutch team of research collaborators found that genetic material on chromosome nine was linked to BPD features, a disorder characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image and behavior, and can lead...

2008-03-23 07:35:00

Last December, Dr. John Kelsoe, a prominent psychiatric geneticist at the University of California who had spent his entire career identifying the biological roots of bipolar disorder, announced he had discovered several gene mutations closely associated with the disease. Then, Kelsoe, 52, did something unheard of in the world of academic research by selling genetic tests for the condition directly to the public via the Internet for $399.  Psynomics, Kelsoe's La Jolla, CA-based...

2005-10-06 17:50:52

NEW BRUNSWICK/PISCATAWAY, N.J. "“ Two New Jersey research teams are reporting discoveries about the biological nature of psychiatric disorders that may bring them closer to the ultimate goal of finding cures for complex diseases, such as autism and schizophrenia. Scientists at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) have unveiled new information regarding the genetic, cellular and...

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Genes, Brain and Behavior
2012-04-29 19:42:56

Genes, Brain and Behavior (G2B) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 2002. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society. It was published on a quarterly basis during its first year in publication. In 2003, the journal switched to bimonthly publications, and then in 2006 it switched to an 8-issue-per-year schedule. Content from G2B is available online from the Wiley Online Library or, from EBSCOhost after 12 months....

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