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Health News - Schizophrenia

"Spark", a new public-private project created to develop a drug to fight the cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia
A public-private consortium led by the biotech Iproteos - based at Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB), and comprised by the biopharmaceutical company Ascil-Biopharma, the Institute for Biomedical... (Medical News Today)

Researchers discover genetic links to size of brain structures
Five genetic variants that influence the size of structures within the human brain have been discovered by an international team that included a Georgia State University researcher. (Medical News Today)

International imaging effort unlocks brain secrets
An international study, which included researchers from NUI Galway, has identified significant genetic factors that influence the size of structures within the brain. (Medical News Today)

Why should adolescents with psychological symptoms be asked about hallucinations?
Visual distortions and hallucinations related to an elevated risk of psychosis are linked to self-destructive thought processes among adolescents with psychological symptoms, tells the recent study... (Medical News Today)

Shared pathways discovered for psychiatric disorders
Nancy Buccola, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing at LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing, contributed samples used in a study reporting shared genetic risk... (Medical News Today)

Newron announces results of Phase I study of NW-3509, Phase II study in schizophrenia patients planned for Q2 2015
Newron Pharmaceuticals S.p.A., a research and development company focused on novel CNS and pain therapies, has announced the completion of the first in man US Phase I study of its novel sodium... (Medical News Today)

Medical treatments for cancer and addiction may one day come from cone snail venom
While considered a delicacy in some parts of the world, snails have found a more intriguing use to scientists and the medical profession offering a plethora of research possibilities. (Medical News Today)

Is schizophrenia one disease... or eight?
Researchers have struggled to pinpoint which genes are responsible for schizophrenia. A new study finds that 42 gene networks contribute to eight distinct kinds of schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

Gray matter loss and the inflamed brain in the development of psychosis
The thickness of cortical brain tissue progressively reduces as individuals develop psychosis, according to researchers of a large, multi-site study of young adults at clinical high risk. (Medical News Today)

Data published confirming sigma-1 receptor's beneficial direct interaction with cannabinoid receptor
Anavex Life Sciences Corp. welcomes new data published in the current issue of the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology (IJNP) revealing that the sigma-1 receptor, the Company's drug... (Medical News Today)

Automated method detects activity of mouse neurons during specific behaviors, brainwide, at cellular resolution
Most people have seen fMRI scans of the human brain. These use a technology called functional magnetic resonance imaging to identify portions of the brain that are active while a subject is being... (Medical News Today)

Study identifies part of brain key to controlling attention
For the first time, researchers have convincingly identified an ensemble of neurons in the brain that is crucial to focusing attention and ignoring distractions. (Medical News Today)

High intelligence linked to reduced risk of schizophrenia
People with a high IQ may be at lower risk of schizophrenia than those with low intelligence, particularly if they have a genetic susceptibility to the disorder, a study finds. (Medical News Today)

Obese people with serious mental illness benefit most from health coaching coupled with gym membership
A health promotion program, called In SHAPE, specifically designed for people with serious mental illness, produced more fit participants and significant weight loss than a control group where... (Medical News Today)

'Master regulator' gene - long tied to autism disorders - stimulates other genes in early brain development
Chemical modifications to DNA's packaging - known as epigenetic changes - can activate or repress genes involved in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and early brain development, according to a new... (Medical News Today)

Neural pathway identified that controls attention has implications for psychiatric disorders
The next time you are in a crowded room, or a meeting, or even at the park with your kids, take a look around. How many people are on their phone? Distractions invade every aspect of our lives. (Medical News Today)

Discovery of novel drug target may lead to better treatment for schizophrenia
Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have identified a novel drug target that could lead to the development of better antipsychotic medications.Dr. (Medical News Today)

Study is first to investigate rate of HIV testing in patients with specific mental illnesses
People with mental illness are more likely to have been tested for HIV than those without mental illness, according to a new study from a team of researchers at Penn Medicine and the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Medications for patients with first episode psychosis may not meet guidelines
Many patients with first-episode psychosis receive medications that do not comply with recommended guidelines for first-episode treatment, researchers have found. (Medical News Today)

Experts conclude that hallucinations and delusions are common and understandable
A report published by the British Psychological Society's Division of Clinical Psychology challenges received wisdom about the nature of mental illness. (Medical News Today)

Excess protein during brain development causes abnormalities and faulty connections in laboratory studies, may trigger schizophrenia
A gene associated with schizophrenia plays a role in brain development and may help to explain the biological process of the disease, according to new Rutgers research. (Medical News Today)

Brain network vulnerable to Alzheimer's and schizophrenia identified
A specific brain network within grey matter develops later than the rest of the brain and degenerates first in older age, says new study, shedding light on neurological disorders. (Medical News Today)

Help for schizophrenia patients and their caregivers
University of Miami researchers are developing a novel, culturally informed, family therapy for schizophreniaResearchers at the University of Miami (UM) have developed a family-focused... (Medical News Today)

New real-world data highlight health and financial impact of caring for an adult with schizophrenia
Data presented at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Annual European Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, reveal that caregivers of adults with... (Medical News Today)

Robot may explain some symptoms in schizophrenia and other neurological conditions
People don't really tend to see ghosts or guardian angels as much as "feel" them, and now researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology think they know where that "feeling of a... (Medical News Today)

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