Schizophrenia

Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?
May 19, 2019
The current schizophrenia treatments rely on antipsychotic drugs that come with unwanted side effects. However, new research has found that a chemical called sulforaphane could reduce and even prevent symptoms of the condition.
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Patients with both schizophrenia and epilepsy die alarmingly early
May 16, 2019
Patients who suffer from schizophrenia and epilepsy are particularly vulnerable. In the study, the researchers followed more than 1,5 mio. people and classified them according to whether they were diagnosed with epilepsy, schizophrenia or the combination of epilepsy and schizophrenia on their twe...
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Broccoli sprout compound may restore brain chemistry imbalance linked to schizophrenia
May 8, 2019
In a series of recently published studies using animals and people, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have further characterized a set of chemical imbalances in the brains of people with schizophrenia related to the chemical glutamate. And they figured out how to tweak the level using a...
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Hotspot in the genome may drive psychosis in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
May 3, 2019
A newly identified epigenetic hotspot for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may give scientists a fresh path forward for devising more effective treatments and biomarker-based screening strategies.
More than 100 million people worldwide have either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, ...
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Classroom crowdscience: Students challenged to detect schizophrenia genes
April 24, 2019
Teaching big data to future scientists means having them think creatively about ways to harness the terabytes of information available to them. To that end, systems biologist Trey Ideker used his UC San Diego School of Medicine's Biological Networks and Biomedicine graduate course to host a class...
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Short period of parental sexual contact prior to pregnancy increases offspring risk of schizophrenia
April 23, 2019
Children may be at a slightly increased risk of schizophrenia when their parents were in sexual contact for less than three years before conceiving them, according to research conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published April 23 in the journal .
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Researchers find high-risk genes for schizophrenia
April 22, 2019
Using a unique computational "framework" they developed, a team of scientist cyber-sleuths in the Vanderbilt University Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute (VGI) has identified 104 high-risk genes for schizophrenia.
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Study suggests overdiagnosis of schizophrenia
April 22, 2019
In a small study of patients referred to the Johns Hopkins Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC), Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that about half the people referred to the clinic with a schizophrenia diagnosis didn't actually have schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe ...
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A new model to trial preventative treatments for schizophrenia
March 29, 2019
Neuroscientists at The University of Queensland have developed a new animal model of schizophrenia that will enable researchers around the world to better understand the disease and develop new treatments.
Schizophrenia, which affects around 7 people in 1000, is a poorly understood gr...
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Schizophrenia: 30 genes under suspicion
March 28, 2019
The research group led by Prof. Alex Schier, Director of the University of Basel's Biozentrum, has identified 30 genes associated with schizophrenia. The team was able to show which pathological changes in the brain and behavioral abnormalities are triggered by these genes. The results of the stu...
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