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Unpacking the "Placebo Problem" in Antipsychotic Drug Trials
21 October 2014. A large meta-analysis identifies factors to blame for the troubling increase in placebo response...
News Brief: What Can CRISPR Do for You?
20 October 2014. Last year, the method took the molecular biomedical world by storm...
WCPG 2014—Stem Cells Gather Steam
17 October 2014. A session devoted to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) for modeling neuropsychiatric disease marked "a new era in psychiatric genetics,"...

Braff and Sullivan Win Lieber Prize
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has announced their 2014 awards, and David Braff of UCSD and Patrick Sullivan of UNC-Chapel Hill share this year's Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research. Braff is recognized for his work that ranges widely from imaging and genetics to biomarkers and psychosocial treatments, and Sullivan is noted for his work in genetics of different psychiatric disorders, particularly his spearheading of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium. They will be honored at the Foundation's Annual National Awards Dinner at the Pierre Hotel in New York City on Friday, October 25.

The other 2014 recipients are:
  • Wayne Drevets, Johnson & Johnson, and Fritz Henn, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Colvin Prize for Mood Disorders Research
  • Anita Thapar, Cardiff University: Ruane Prize for Child Psychiatric Disorders Research
  • Richard Huganir, Johns Hopkins University: Goldman-Rakic Prize for Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Gregory Light, UCSD, and Stephan Ripke, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin: Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Prize for Schizophrenia Research
Images courtesy of UCSD and UNC-CH
Genetics Smorgasbord in Copenhagen
The Little Mermaid by Edvard Eriksen
It's difficult to resist using "smorgasbord" in descriptions of any meeting in Scandinavia, even if the term is specifically Swedish. We should perhaps use the Danish "det kolde bord" to describe the wide variety of research on offer at the 2014 World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics in Copenhagen. Michele Solis attended the October 12-16 meeting and will file a
series of reports for those of you who were not able to attend, or who couldn't get to every session you wanted to (or who succumbed to jet lag and napped through some talks!). You can also get a more vivid impression of the meeting by checking out the Twitter conversation and the photos tweeted by participants. Image courtesy of ISPG
Q&A With Michael O'Donovan on Landmark Schizophrenia GWAS
Michael O'Donovan
The publication of the biggest genomewide association study in schizophrenia recently drew much attention (and some commentary at SRF). We followed up with lead author Michael O'Donovan to ask some questions about the ongoing Psychiatric Genome Consortium schizophrenia effort and how to follow up on the >100 associations with common variants already in hand. Read the interview and offer any comments or questions you have.
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Jobs - Posted 21 October 2014
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Neuroscience/Neural Signal Processing: Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
Jobs - Posted 21 October 2014
Assistant Professor of Psychology: The University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Jobs - Posted 21 October 2014
Postdoctoral Researcher: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.
Jobs - Posted 21 October 2014
Postdoctoral Position: University of California, Los Angeles, Fuster Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Los Angeles, California.
Comments - Posted 17 October 2014
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NEWS: Genomics Smorgasbord: Varied Samplings for Schizophrenia
Comments - Posted 15 October 2014
Read remarks by Ceren Akdeniz, Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg about Gevonden M et al.
NEWS: What Can Hearing Loss Tell Us About Social Defeat, Dopamine Sensitization, and Schizophrenia?
October 24, 2014
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