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Keystone Microglia Symposium 2016: The New World of Microglia
25 July 2016. Our friends at Alzforum recently posted a series of reports from a Keystone Symposium on "Microglia in the Brain."
 
Risk Calculator Predicts Personalized Psychosis Risk
22 July 2016. Subtle symptoms of unusual thought, perceptions, and belief often precede psychosis, and confer high risk for developing a psychotic disorder...
 
Irving I. Gottesman, Giant of Schizophrenia Research: 1930-2016
8 July 2016. Irving Gottesman died peacefully on Wednesday, June 29, at the age of 85....
 
 
 
 
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Joshua Gordon Named NIMH Director
Joshua Gordon
The next director of the US National Institute of Mental Health will be Joshua Gordon of Columbia University. NIH Director Francis Collins made the announcement today, citing the wide range of disorders that Gordon's laboratory research touches on, as well as the fact that he has maintained his connection to mental illness with his private psychiatric practice. As NIMH director, Gordon will oversee the largest psychiatric research budget in the world: more than $1.2 billion dollars in extra- and
intramural research funding. He plans to take up his post in September, replacing Tom Insel, the longest-serving NIMH director. Collins thanked Bruce Cuthbert for guiding the institute as acting director since last fall.
Webinar: Studying Psychosis in 22q11 Deletion Syndrome

On July 28, 2016, SRF held a webinar to discuss how copy number variation on the long arm of chromosome 22 may provide clues to understanding idiopathic schizophrenia. Our panel of discussants included Anne Bassett of the University of Toronto; Carrie Bearden of the University of California, Los Angeles; Erik Boot of the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada; Josh Gordon of Columbia University; and Stanislav Zakharenko of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Researchers Discuss How They Use RDoC
If you're wondering how to integrate the NIMH's Research Domain Criteria with your current and future research, this video of a recent webinar will be of interest. Several researchers present their perspectives and discuss RDoC.
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Comments - Posted 25 July 2016
Read remarks by Francis McMahon about Cederlöf M et al.
PAPER: Nationwide population-based cohort study of psychiatric disorders in individuals with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome or hypermobility syndrome and their siblings.
 
Comments - Posted 25 July 2016
Read remarks by Francis McMahon about Rasmussen M et al.
PAPER: 17q12 deletion and duplication syndrome in Denmark-A clinical cohort of 38 patients and review of the literature.
 
Conferences - Posted 18 July 2016
Third HBP School: Future Neuroscience: The Multiscale Brain: From Genes to Behavior: 28 November 2016-4 December 2016, Obergurgl, Austria.
 
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Check out our upcoming webinar, Studying Psychosis in 22q11 Deletion Syndrome, Thursday, July 28, 2016, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT.

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