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With Mirrors, but No Smoke, Skull Performs Vanishing Act
30 July 2015. The brain would be much easier to see if that pesky skull was not there...
 
Transient DISC1 Disruption Affects Adult Brain Plasticity
29 July 2015. Researchers have found that briefly disrupting DISC1 signaling in young mice prevented cortical plasticity in adulthood...
 
Finding Depression Genes by Narrowing Phenotype
29 July 2015. A multinational collaboration narrowed a pool of study patients to women with schizophrenia in China with the most severe and stubborn form of depression...
 
 
 
 
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Schizophrenia Forum Radio: What's Up at the Lieber?
Daniel Weinberger
Five years ago, the Lieber Institute for Brain Development and the Maltz Research Laboratories came into being, dedicated to "[translating] the understanding of basic genetic and molecular mechanisms of schizophrenia and related developmental brain disorders into clinical advances...." In the latest installment of Schizophrenia Forum's podcasts, Hakon Heimer interviews Daniel Weinberger to get an update on the startup of research at the Institute, which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins
University in Baltimore, Maryland. There is also a digest of some of the recent significant news and discussion on SRF. You can listen to the podcast on the website or subscribe using iTunes to listen in the gym, in the car, on the train....
2015 SARDAA Conference in Houston
The Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Association of America (SARDAA) is inviting registrants and sponsors for its annual meeting on October 10, 2015, in Houston, Texas. Among the highlights of the meeting will be a celebration of the life of Joanne Verbanic, the founder of Schizophrenics Anonymous, who died May 12. Verbanic was able to enjoy many aspects of a
typical life, such as family and work, despite a diagnosis of schizophrenia, and started SA in 1985 to help others in their recovery. In 2007, SA was rolled into SARDAA, which was just starting up. Another highlight of the meeting is the appearance of CNN's Spanish-language television host, Ismael Cala, in keeping with the title of the meeting, Brain Disorders: Global Perspectives. Image courtesy of SARDAA
NEW Schizotypy Webinar Questions Answered
Schizotypy is the collection of odd or abnormal thoughts and behaviors, sometimes quite mild, that resemble psychosis. On Monday, July 6, SRF hosted a webinar devoted to current thinking about this psychological construct and its relationship to schizophrenia. Our speakers and discussants were Martin Debbane of the University of Geneva, Mark Lenzenweger of the State University of New York at Binghamton and Weill Cornell Medical College, Neus Barrantes-Vidal of Universitat Autonoma
de Barcelona, Ulrich Ettinger of Bonn University, and David Glahn of Yale University.

You can now view the complete webinar recording, see slides from the presenters, and read replies to audience questions that were not answered during the webinar. Thanks to the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center and Oxford University Press, publishers of Schizophrenia Bulletin, for open access to several articles on the topic, and to our advisor Irving Gottesman for writing some introductory thoughts. You can also leave follow-up comments. Image courtesy of Oxford University Press
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