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This is what schizophrenia looks like at the molecular level

What you're looking at are neurons grown from a schizophrenic person. An incredible study, published today in Nature, reveals how scientists grew schizophrenic brain cells to understand the inner workings of this still-mysterious neurological disorder.

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Frontal brain wrinkle linked to hallucinations

This fold tends to be shorter in those patients who hallucinate, compared with those who do not. It is an area of the brain that appears to have a role in distinguishing real perceptions from imagined ones. Researchers say the findings, published in Nature Communications, might eventually help with early diagnosis.


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MTHFR gene mutations can cause many different conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, various cancers, type 1 diabetes, and more. If you are chronically ill, be sure to get tested for MTHFR gene mutations.


New research shows that schizophrenia isn't a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders, each with its own set of symptoms. The finding could be a first step toward improved diagnosis and treatment for the debilitating psychiatric illness.


Computer modeling provides insight into cellular-level effects of schizophrenia risk genes

While it is known that the incidence and outward symptoms of schizophrenia are strongly influenced by ethnic factors—for instance, patients from Asian ethnicities are more likely to experience visual hallucinations, whereas ...


Researchers from the University of Leicester have for the first time provided experimental evidence for a genetic link between two major timing mechanisms, the circadian clock and the seasonal timer.