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News Brief: Schizophrenia Drug Trial News
23 September 2015. Two announcements in the past week provided some good news for the development of new drugs for schizophrenia...

Insel Trades NIMH for Google
23 September 2015. Thomas Insel, head of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for 13 years, announced last week that he will be stepping down in November...

With ScaleS, You Can See Through the Brain to Behold Synapses
23 September 2015. Optical clearing renders tissue transparent, exposing cellular components to the gaze of light microscopists...

Thalamus Connections May Hint at Future Psychosis
20 September 2015. People with an elevated risk for psychosis show altered patterns of brain connections centered on the thalamus...

Evidence of Immune Activation in Schizophrenia Brain Tissue
4 September 2015. An immune activation simmers in the brains of those with schizophrenia...

Neither Exercise Nor Supplements Boost Cognition in Two Large Studies
1 September 2015. Few doubt the overall benefits of a healthy diet and regular exercise, but can adhering to a salubrious lifestyle keep the brain sharp?...

Schizophrenia Genetics 2015—Part 5, Plan of Action
25 August 2015. Between schizophrenia's landmark GWAS last year and reports of rare genomic variants that increase risk for the disorder, there is no shortage of genetic clues to follow up...

Schizophrenia Genetics 2015—Part 4, Rethinking Diagnoses
21 August 2015. As the genetic risk factors underlying schizophrenia come into focus, the findings blur the categories of mental illness...

Non-Invasive Stimulation Reworks Brain Waves, Improves Cognition
19 August 2015. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can normalize neural activity and improve flexible thinking in people with schizophrenia...

Schizophrenia Genetics 2015—Part 3, Rare Allure
17 August 2015. Beyond the common genetic variants that all people carry, rare variants are also expected to contribute to schizophrenia risk...

Long-Acting Injectable Beats Pills to Head Off Early Psychosis Relapse
11 August 2015. The long-acting injectable form of the antipsychotic risperidone prevents relapse better than the traditional oral form after a first episode of psychosis...

Schizophrenia Genetics 2015—Part 2, From Discovery to Understanding
11 August 2015. Last year's GWAS of schizophrenia identified 128 single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs, that were found more often in people with schizophrenia than in controls...

Schizophrenia Genetics 2015—Part 1, Renaissance
7 August 2015. With a steady stream of papers in high-profile journals, front page headlines, and proliferating collaborations, schizophrenia genetics has arrived...

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...

Progressive Brain Loss in Schizophrenia? New Evidence to Consider
15 July 2015. Two new studies examine brain volume changes in schizophrenia and offer support to the hypothesis that the illness is associated with progressive changes over time...

Can Smoking Tobacco Lead to Schizophrenia?
7 July 2015. A new trio of population-based studies suggests that tobacco use may actually increase one's risk for developing schizophrenia...

The Cerebral Cortex Folds Like Paper
7 July 2015. A study reported that the degree to which the cortex forms its winding gyri and sulci is a function of the cortical surface area and its thickness...

ICOSR 2015—Suicide in Schizophrenia: From Ideation to Intervention
6 July 2015. Suicide remains understudied in people with schizophrenia, and suicide risk is not well understood...

New Journal Guidelines Aim to Boost Transparency in Research
6 July 2015. Irreproducible results pose an enduring problem that plagues the scientific research community and slows progress, but what can be done about them?...

News Brief: Encenicline Enhances Cognition in Schizophrenia Study
28 June 2015. Encenicline, a drug that activates the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, boosts cognition in schizophrenia...

Synaptic Genes Determine Brain Connectivity
23 June 2015. Coordinated activity within brain networks falters early in Alzheimer's disease and other disorders...

Rethinking Clozapine: Metabolite May Ease Cognitive Symptoms of Schizophrenia
15 June 2015. A new study supports the hypothesis that N-desmethylclozapine helps protect or enhance working memory in people with schizophrenia who are taking clozapine for psychosis...

Creative Arts and Mental Illness Share Genetic Spark
10 June 2015. There are small, but measurable, genetic links between schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and engagement in the creative arts ...

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