schizophrenia research

Key Genes Associated With Schizophrenia Identified

Key Genes Associated With Schizophrenia Identified

Researchers believe they have identified key genes associated with schizophrenia and propose a prototype predictive test.

Gifts of the MAGI in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Gifts of the MAGI in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

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.

Studying Schizophrenia Via The Nose?

Studying Schizophrenia Via The Nose?

Researchers are finding that small tissue samples collected via the nose can help to provide an insight into the altered brain development in schizophrenic patients.

Poor Physical Health Reduces Life Expectancy For Mentally Ill Patients

Poor Physical Health Reduces Life Expectancy For Mentally Ill Patients

People with server mental illness could have a reduced life expectancy, a new report suggests. However, the reduced life expectancy has more to do with patients poor physical health rather than acts of suicide. Cardiovascular disease tops the list of physical illnesses within mentally ill patients.

New Dopamine Model Could Assist In Drug Addiction And Schizophrenia Treatments

New Dopamine Model Could Assist In Drug Addiction And Schizophrenia Treatments

Neuroscientists at the University of Copenhagen have developed a model which demonstrates how the brain releases dopamine. The model could provide a key insight into how the brain perceives punishment and reward. The researchers hope that their newly developed model could assist other scientists to better understand drug addiction and provide new treatments for schizophrenia.

Immune Proteins Produced During Pregnancy Linked To Schizophrenia In Offspring

Immune Proteins Produced During Pregnancy Linked To Schizophrenia In Offspring

Researchers from Temple University have discovered a link between immune proteins, produced to fight infections during pregnancy and an increased risk of schizophrenia for the child.

EEG Can Predict How Schizophrenic Patients React To Medication

EEG testing can predict how well patients with schizophrenia will react to Clozapine, a new study from McMaster University suggests.