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Discovery Of Genetic Risk Factors Could Lead To New

Discovery Of Genetic Risk Factors Could Lead To New Schizophrenia Treatment

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists have discovered more than 100 genetic risk factors associated with schizophrenia in research that could provide new insight into how the condition is caused and could be the...

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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...

2014-07-24 10:53:28

University College London A rare gene variant discovered by UCL scientists is associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism A rare gene variant discovered by UCL (University College London) scientists is associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism, confirms new research. People with the variant are around 2 to 3 times more likely to develop schizophrenia or alcohol dependence, reports...

2014-07-23 23:32:13

Harnisch Productions LLC announces the distribution of Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography for review. The novel, a hot new psychiatric thriller available in both paperback and Kindle format, is based on author Jonathan Harnisch's experiences with comorbid schizoaffective disorder. Corrales, NM (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 "Harnisch has chosen the perfect way to express what a mentally ill mind actually FEELS like," enthuses one reviewer on Amazon.com. "What an accomplishment....

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 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....

2014-07-22 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...

2014-07-21 09:41:42

University of Cambridge A study published today has confirmed a link between antipsychotic medication and a slight, but measureable, decrease in brain volume in patients with schizophrenia. For the first time, researchers have been able to examine whether this decrease is harmful for patients' cognitive function and symptoms, and noted that over a nine year follow-up, this decrease did not appear to have any effect. As we age, our brains naturally lose some of their volume – in other...

2014-07-09 23:04:04

Becomes Second Large County in Three Months to Authorize, Treatment Advocacy Center Calls the Vote a “Watershed” Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 San Francisco supervisors voted to implement Laura’s Law Tuesday¹, making it the second large California county in three months to authorize court-ordered outpatient treatment for at-risk individuals with serious mental illness who meet the state’s strict criteria. Doris A. Fuller, executive director of the Treatment...

Symptoms Similar To Schizophrenia Caused By Sleep deprivation
2014-07-08 03:50:05

University of Bonn Psychologists at the University of Bonn are amazed by the severe deficits caused by a sleepless night Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia. This discovery was made by an international team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn and King's College London. The scientists point out that this effect should be investigated more closely in persons who have to work at...

2014-06-26 23:07:46

A New Public-Service Resource from the Treatment Advocacy Center Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 To continue raising public awareness of mental illness treatment issues, the Treatment Advocacy Center has published a fact sheet providing state-by-state population numbers on the prevalence of schizophrenia and severe bipolar disorder, including the number of those people who are untreated during a 12-month period. ”Prevalence of Untreated Serious Mental Illness by State”...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
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