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News Briefs: RAISE Cost-Effectiveness and Clozapine in Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia
9 February 2016. The benefits of comprehensive treatment for first-episode psychosis outweigh its higher costs, and a study suggests clozapine is no more effective than most other drugs...

Will Death in French Drug Trial Lead to Tighter Phase 1 Rules?
8 February 2016. This month saw one of the worst drug trial debacles in memory...

Purification of Adult Human Astrocytes Shows: They Are Unique
29 January 2016. Astrocytes make up almost half of a person's brain cells and are increasingly recognized to play a role in neurodegenerative disease...

C4 Genes Tune Schizophrenia Risk, Synaptic Pruning
28 January 2016. Variations in a gene known for its role in immune function may increase a person's risk of schizophrenia by influencing synaptic pruning during brain development...

The Schizophrenia Research Community Remembers Connie Lieber
25 January 2016. Connie Lieber, philanthropist and advocate for the mentally ill, passed away on January 15, 2016....

Will Biotypes Redefine Psychosis Research?
15 January 2016. A panel of laboratory tests that assesses brain function can divide people with psychotic disorders into distinct clusters that do not respect the standard diagnoses...

Psychiatric Research Philanthropist Ted Stanley Dies at 84
14 January 2016. Philanthropist Ted Stanley died on January 3 at the age of 84...

Game Over? Federal Trade Commission Calls Brain-Training Claims Inflated
12 January 2016. Brain-training software has become big business, but now regulators are stepping in to rein in the advertising...

Study Probes Brain Circuitry of Anhedonia
6 January 2016. The prefrontal cortex influences communication between distant brain regions to affect reward behavior...

Schizophrenia Forum Celebrates 10 Years!
17 December 2015. It seems like just yesterday that we launched Schizophrenia Research Forum as a resource to help researchers in their quest to understand schizophrenia...

Methylation Marks Sites of Schizophrenia Risk
14 December 2015. Two studies published November 30 in Nature Neuroscience point to prenatal brain development as the vulnerable period for schizophrenia risk...

New Study Complicates Infection Link to Psychosis
2 December 2015. The previously reported link between a mother's infection during pregnancy and risk for psychosis in her children may not be so straightforward...

Risk for Psychosis Marked by Overactive Microglia
17 November 2015. Elevated microglial activity marks the brains of those at risk of developing full-blown psychosis...

SfN 2015—Human Studies Probe Different Aspects of Schizophrenia
14 November 2015. There were a number of schizophrenia-focused talks in a symposium titled "Major Mental Disorders: Novel Approaches for Patient Evaluation"...

New Study Looks at Causes of Premature Mortality in People With Schizophrenia
7 November 2015. People with schizophrenia have a much greater risk of dying prematurely compared to the general population...

WCPG 2015—Schizophrenia Highlights Final Day of Meeting
3 November 2015. The morning plenary session featured a pre-recorded interview with Nobel Laureate Arvid Carlsson, who discovered dopamine's action as a neurotransmitter in the brain...

Patient-Derived Bipolar Neurons Reproduce Clinical Response to Lithium
3 November 2015. Lithium is effective at calming the mania associated with bipolar disorder—when it works...

SfN 2015—From Mice to Humans in Schizophrenia Neuropathology Session
3 November 2015. Schizophrenia was not as prominently featured as it has been at previous SfN meetings, but there were several sessions devoted to the topic...

WCPG 2015—Scores Turn Out for Polygenic Risk Scores
3 November 2015. It was standing room only for a symposium devoted to polygenic risk scores...

WCPG 2015—Awards, Epigenetics, and Exomes
30 October 2015. The Theodore Reich Young Investigator award was presented to Sarah Medland of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Brisbane, Australia...

WCPG 2015—Schizophrenia Insights Through Combining Common and Rare Variants
26 October 2015. There is some support for a liability threshold model in which rare alleles with large effects and common alleles with small effects add up to reach a disease burden...

The Brain Circuitry of Relational Memory Impairment in Schizophrenia
26 October 2015. New research reports that impaired relational memory in schizophrenia is accompanied by reduced activation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and hippocampus...

News Brief: RAISE Study Supports Better Early Psychosis Treatment
20 October 2015. RAISE data show that programs such as those validated in other countries can make a difference for many patients in the early stages of their illness...

Narrowing Criteria Improves Prediction of Psychosis
20 October 2015. A new set of clinical high-risk criteria may improve the prediction of patients likely to develop a psychotic illness...

WCPG 2015—Toronto Welcomes Spectrum of Psychiatric Genetics Research
20 October 2015. The World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics offered up a hearty stew of psychiatric genetics...

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