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Schizophrenia research collection

In the past 6 months, I’ve written lots of news stories for Schizophrenia Research Forum.

Among my favorites is a story about a study that found genetic risk variants for schizophrenia also promoted cannabis use ( 191 more words

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WCPG 2014 meeting reports

In October I travelled to Copenhagen, Denmark, to file these meeting reports from the 25th Annual World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics for Schizophrenia Research Forum… 27 more words

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Chromatin culprits in schizophrenia

Sifting through the protein-coding portion of the genome, called the exome, has revealed mutations related to chromatin in schizophrenia, according to two studies, one published in… 39 more words

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Interneuron transplants calm brain

Weakened inhibition in the hippocampus, the brain’s memory center, can lead to overactivity similar to that found in schizophrenia, reports a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  34 more words

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Sodium channels for cognition

Genetic variation in the sodium channel gene SCN2A contributes to cognition in people with schizophrenia, according to a paper published in JAMA Psychiatry. The results highlight sodium channels in the cognitive impairments of schizophrenia and suggest them as future treatment targets. 8 more words

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Brain waves linked to working memory

A transient jump in a kind of brain wave may reveal the inner workings of memory, according to a study in mice published in Cell… 46 more words

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Cancer drugs help mouse model of schizophrenia

Experimental cancer drugs called PAK inhibitors can promote connections between neurons in a genetic mouse model of psychiatric disorders, reports a study  in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences… 44 more words

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