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2011-07-11 19:55:13

De novo mutations more frequent De novo mutations "“ genetic errors that are present in patients but not in their parents "“ are more frequent in schizophrenic patients than in normal individuals, according to an international group of scientists led by Dr. Guy A. Rouleau of the University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine Hospital. The discovery, published today in Nature Genetics, may enable researchers to define how the disease results from these mutations and eventually...

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2011-05-17 12:05:00

A new study has found that there is no physical explanation for delusional infestations, and those patients who complained of being infected with bugs or eggs generally had a clean report on medical exams. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who suffer from delusional infestation have also reported fatigue, joint pain, and short term memory loss. In cases of delusional infestation, "patients often complain that the physician isn't examining their skin closely...

2011-04-18 13:33:46

Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that currently affects about one in every 200 people. Most patients find some relief from their symptoms by treatment with antipsychotics, however they may still suffer from cognitive and negative symptoms. These include poor concentration and memory, apathy, or a reduced ability to cope in social situations. Preliminary research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine shows that patients who received L-lysine alongside their...

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2011-04-06 11:15:50

Drugs like marijuana act on naturally occurring receptors in the brain called cannabinoid receptors. However, the mechanisms by which these drugs produce their sensory and mood altering effects within the brain are largely unknown. Research led by Steven Laviolette at The University of Western Ontario has now identified a critical brain pathway responsible for the effects of cannabinoid drugs on how the brain processes emotional information. The findings, published in The Journal of...

2011-04-04 15:46:00

BEERSE, Belgium, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen EMEA -- New data from an independent prospective study presented last week at the 19th European Congress of Psychiatry (EPA 2011) shows treatment with Risperdal® Consta® (risperidone long-acting injection (RLAI)) is associated with a lower risk of hospitalisation in patients with schizophrenia compared to treatment with other antipsychotics over a 12-month period. The data was collected as part of the...

2011-04-01 00:11:17

New website and brochure on schizophrenia launched by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Arlington, VA (PRWEB) March 31, 2011 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched a new website on schizophrenia and published a new brochure on the medical condition which affects more than 2.4 million American adults each year. Onset of schizophrenia often strikes men in their late teens or early twenties, while appearing in women in their late twenties or early thirties. The...

2011-03-25 09:29:00

HERZLIYA, Israel, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - MinoGuard, a Private Biotechnology Company Developing Drugs for Mental Health Diseases, With its Lead Compound, SAM-101 for the Treatment of Schizophrenia; - MinoGuard Successfully Completed a 70 Patient Phase 2a Clinical Trial in Schizophrenia - use of the Drug Indicated Improvement of the Positive Symptoms of the Disease as well as Decrease of its Negative Symptoms XTL announced on March 24, 2011, it entered...

2011-03-21 16:11:58

Physical ill-health is rife among the severely mentally ill in Britain, according to new research published today by the University of East Anglia (UEA). In a study of almost 800 patients with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, two-thirds were found to be overweight or obese, and a disproportionate number suffered from diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and raised cholesterol. The results of the two-year project in Kent are published today in the...

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2011-03-02 08:30:00

Teenagers and young adults who use cannabis are more likely to suffer psychotic symptoms, according to a new study published Tuesday on the British Medical Journal (BMJ) website. In their study, Professor Jim van Os from Maastricht University in the Netherlands and his colleagues studied a random sample of 1,923 adolescents and young adults between the ages of 14 to 24 years, following them over a period of 10 years to gauge the correlation between cannabis use and the incidence and...

2011-02-23 17:44:13

Newly identified gene mutation has potential for the development of more effective treatment of Schizophrenia In a major advance for schizophrenia research, an international team of scientists led by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and involving Trinity College Dublin researchers has identified a gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia that may be an important new target for the development of drug therapies. The findings are just published in the online...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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