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ICOSR 2015—Neuroinflammation, White Matter, and Schizophrenia
20 April 2015. Accumulating evidence suggests a potential role for inflammation in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia...
MRS Study Finds Lower GABA Levels in Older People With Schizophrenia
17 April 2015. The largest MRS study of GABA levels in schizophrenia reports that levels of the neurotransmitter are reduced in older people with schizophrenia compared to age-matched controls...
ICOSR 2015—Boosting Social Cognition in Schizophrenia
15 April 2015. Among the symptoms of schizophrenia, impairments in social cognition may cause the most disability and loss of quality of life...

ACNP Seeks Nominees for 2015 Awards
The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology is putting out the call for several honorific awards for early to mid-career researchers. Nominations are due June 24, 2015, for the Daniel H. Efron Research Award for outstanding basic research; the Joel Elkes Research Award for clinical research; and the Eva King Killam Research Award for translational research.

Nominees do not need to be members of the ACNP, but they do need to be younger than 50 years of age for the Efron and Elkes awards, and no more than 12 years out of school for the Killam award. See the full nominating details.
Mountain Air Stimulates Discussion at ICOSR
Pikes Peak
About 1,000 schizophrenia researchers made their way to the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the 15th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research from March 29 to April 1. This year's meeting was one long thank-you to Carol Tamminga and Chuck Schulz, who
founded the meeting and have worked tirelessly to grow it from a few dozen stalwarts into a major biennial event (listen to our podcast interview with them). Carol and Chuck have turned the meeting over to an executive committee led by Jim Meador-Woodruff, and these researchers made appearances throughout the Congress to extol the founders.

We at SRF would also like to extend our deepest thanks to Carol and Chuck. From our earliest days, they have regarded us as an integral part of the research enterprise and helped us to fit easily into the community. In particular, they have given us a chance to recruit their Young Investigator travel awardees as reporters, and you will see their reports in the coming weeks.

Here are the first reports from the conference:
Schizophrenia Forum Radio Debuts
Chuck Schulz and Carol Tamminga
Podcasts are a great way to make time pass quickly on long commutes to work or during hard workouts at the gym. Now you can add highlights from the schizophrenia research world with Schizophrenia Forum Radio! The episodes, airing monthly to begin with, then becoming more frequent, will
include a short digest of recent updates at the Forum, followed by an interview with a leading figure in the field. We launch our podcasts this month with a conversation with Carol Tamminga and Chuck Schulz, who are retiring from the leadership of the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research after this year's meeting. We asked them to recount some of the history of the meeting and point out highlights from the upcoming meeting.
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Conferences - Posted 20 April 2015
Molecular Neurodegeneration: 29 November 2015-4 December 2015, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Comments - Posted 17 April 2015
Read remarks by Ken-ichiro Kubo about Tsuboi D et al.
NEWS: New Role for DISC1 in mRNA Transport
Comments - Posted 14 April 2015
Read remarks by Toshi Tomoda about Tsuboi D et al.
NEWS: New Role for DISC1 in mRNA Transport
Conferences - Posted 14 April 2015
14th Annual Pharmacogenetics in Psychiatry Meeting: 15 October 2015, Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
In Search of Research Participants - Posted 8 April 2015
Very Low Nicotine Cigarettes in Smokers With Schizophrenia: seeking smokers with schizophrenia who want to try new cigarettes that may or may not lead to reduced smoking for this research study.
Grants - Posted 7 April 2015
Pilot Effectiveness Trials for Treatment, Preventive and Services Interventions (R34)
April 21, 2015
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