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2013-04-18 21:46:09

Implications for early diagnosis and new treatment strategies An excess of the brain neurotransmitter glutamate may cause a transition to psychosis in people who are at risk for schizophrenia, reports a study from investigators at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) published in the current issue of Neuron. The findings suggest 1) a potential diagnostic tool for identifying those at risk for schizophrenia and 2) a possible glutamate-limiting treatment strategy to prevent or slow...

2013-04-10 16:40:49

Multiple genes contribute to risk for schizophrenia and appear to function in pathways related to transmission of signals in the brain and immunity, according to an international study led by Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy researchers. By better understanding the molecular and biological mechanisms involved with schizophrenia, scientists hope to use this new genetic information to one day develop and design drugs that are more efficacious and have fewer side effects....

2013-04-05 23:02:04

Online Insurance Marketplace (http://www.onlineinsurancemarketplace.com), announces new blog, “What foods can ameliorate the symptoms of schizophrenia?”. (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 Online Insurance Marketplace has released a blog revealing what foods can ameliorate the symptoms of schizophrenia. The blog presents the symptoms of schizophrenia and what foods a diet must include in order to ameliorate the symptoms of schizophrenia. This disease is a mental disorder distinguished by...

2013-04-05 13:10:17

Experts from The University of Manchester have revealed their findings from the most in-depth study ever to take place in the UK into the tragic instances of child killing by parents, known as filicide. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, found 37 per cent of parents and step-parents who killed their children were suffering from some form of mental illness and 12% had been in contact with mental health services within a year of the offense. Academics from the University's...

2013-04-04 11:39:35

The gene variants weaken the same receptors that some hallucinogenic drugs block New genetic factors predisposing to schizophrenia have been uncovered in five families with several affected relatives. The psychiatric disorder can disrupt thinking, feeling, and acting, and blur the border between reality and imagination. Dr. Debby W. Tsuang, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and Dr. Marshall S. Horwitz, professor of pathology, both at the University of Washington in...

2013-03-26 08:29:01

-- Data Predict OMS824 has Greater Brain Activity without Movement Side-Effects Seen with other PDE10 Inhibitors -- SEATTLE, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced positive data from the multiple-ascending-dose (MAD) portion of the Company's Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating OMS824, the lead compound in Omeros' phosphodiesterase 10 (PDE10) program. With these data and the previously announced successful single-ascending-dose portion of this...

2013-03-25 10:28:49

Research from the University of North Carolina has shown that children at risk of developing schizophrenia have brains that function differently than those not at risk. Brain scans of children who have parents or siblings with the illness reveal a neural circuitry that is hyperactivated or stressed by tasks that peers with no family history of the illness seem to handle with ease. Because these differences in brain functioning appear before neuropsychiatric symptoms such as trouble...

2013-03-22 15:22:38

Population at high risk for obesity-related mortality able to make healthy lifestyle changes Through a program that teaches simple nutrition messages and involves both counseling and regular exercise classes, people with serious mental illness can make healthy behavioral changes and achieve significant weight loss, according to new Johns Hopkins research. These weight loss amounts were similar to those in other successful programs studied with subjects in the general population –...

2013-03-14 17:57:23

Since the 1960s, psychiatrists have been hunting for substances made by the body that might accumulate in abnormally high levels to produce the symptoms associated with schizophrenia. In particular, there was a search for chemicals that might be related to the hallucinogens phencyclidine (PCP) or lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), which could explain the emergence of psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia. This "auto-intoxication" hypothesis led investigators on a wild goose chase where...

2013-03-13 15:27:30

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) deficits have been implicated in schizophrenia and depression. In schizophrenia, deficits have been particularly well-described for a subtype of GABA neuron, the parvalbumin fast-spiking interneurons. The activity of these neurons is critical for proper cognitive and emotional functioning. It now appears that parvalbumin neurons are particularly vulnerable to oxidative stress, a factor that may emerge commonly in development, particularly in the context of...