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June 29, 2023

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How Does Dopamine Regulate Both Learning and Motivation?

A new study brings together two schools of thought on the function of the neurotransmitter dopamine: one saying that dopamine provides a learning signal, the other saying that dopamine drives ...

Further Link Identified Between Autoimmunity and Schizophrenia

精神分裂症和之间的联系已报告proteins produced by the immune system that can act against one's own body, known as autoantibodies. Researchers have now identified autoantibodies that target a 'synaptic adhesion protein' in a subset of patients with schizophrenia. When injected ...

Vitamin D Alters Developing Neurons in the Brain's Dopamine Circuit

Neuroscientists have shown how vitamin D deficiency affects developing neurons in the brain's dopamine circuit, which may lead to the dopamine dysfunction seen in adults with ...

The Drug Fasudil Is Found to Reverse Key Symptoms of Schizophrenia in Mice

Researchers used the drug fasudil to restore neurons and improve methamphetamine-induced cognitive dysfunction in a mouse model of ...

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'Happy Hormone' Dopamine Plays Role in Identifying Emotions

Emotion-recognition among people with disorders such as Parkinson's disease or schizophrenia may be affected by changes in the levels dopamine in the brain, say ...

Study Links Thalamus Inhibition in Adolescence to Long-Lasting Cortical Abnormalities

Researchers have reported new evidence that cognitive abnormalities seen in neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia may be traceable to altered activity in the thalamus during adolescence, a ...

Risk of Psychotic-Like Experiences Can Start in Childhood

Researchers have found that the more urban of an environment a child lived in -- proximity to roads, houses with lead paint risks, families in poverty, and income disparity -- the greater number of ...

Mental Illness Associated With Increased Death from Cardiovascular Disease

Compared to the general population, people with severe mental illness, including schizophrenia, have higher levels of cardiovascular-related mortality, and that association has become stronger over ...

Landmark Study Implicates Specific Genes in Schizophrenia

The largest ever genetic study of schizophrenia has identified large numbers of specific genes that could play important roles in the psychiatric disorder. A group of hundreds of researchers across ...

Genetically Determined Levels of Inflammation Linked to Neuropsychiatric Illness

A potential link between inflammation and the structure of specific regions of the brain has been identified by ...

Novel Cell Survival Mechanisms Through RNA Regulation in the Central Nervous System

This study's findings will help congenital neurological disease (e.g. spinal muscular atrophy) specialists better understand the mechanisms and components involved in CNS development. Notably, ...

People With Serious Mental Illness May Have Increased Heart Disease Risk at Younger Ages

An analysis of nearly 600,000 adults in the U.S. found people with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder had up to double the estimated cardiovascular risk levels than those ...

Communication Defect in Psychotic Disorders

Communication between brain areas is crucial for the brain to correctly process sensory signals and adopt an appropriate behavioural response. Yet, dysfunctions in these communication pathways could ...

Brain Stimulation Shows Promise as Treatment for Cannabis Use Disorder in People With Schizophrenia

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) was associated with a reduction in self-reported cannabis use by up to 60 per cent among people with schizophrenia who have cannabis use disorder ...

Research Reveals New Links Between Brain Over-Activity and Schizophrenia Symptoms

New research has shown that over-activity in a specific area of the brain is linked to certain symptoms of Schizophrenia, opening up possibilities for the development of more targeted ...


Risk of Schizophrenia Linked to Brain Cell Development

Scientists have discovered new links between the breakdown in brain cell development and the risk of schizophrenia and other psychiatric ...

Sleep Deprivation Increases Serotonin 2a Receptor Response in Brain

Researchers have identified the effects of an environmental stressor, sleep deprivation, that could alter the balance controlled by antipsychotic drugs and impact individuals with ...

Clues to Treatment of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Found in Recently Evolved Region of the ‘dark Genome’

Scientists investigating the DNA outside our genes - the 'dark genome' - have discovered recently evolved regions that code for proteins associated with schizophrenia and bipolar ...

Identifying Rare Disease-Associated Genetic Variants in Patients With Severe Schizophrenia

New research shows that examining genetic mutations in individuals with severe schizophrenia can improve the ability to detect disease-associated rare genetic ...

Coping With Schizophrenia, When Emotions Can Be Too Much

Psychologists have revealed a surprising finding that could help those who struggle with schizophrenia: While people with the illness tend to manage low-level negative emotions, they struggle to do ...

Brain Molecule Helps 'Wake Up' Cells That Could Help Tackle MS and Similar Diseases

An immunological molecule called fractalkine can boost the production of brain cells that produce myelin, a key factor in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, according to recent ...

Schizophrenia Study Suggests Advanced Genetic Scorecard Cannot Predict a Patient’s Fate

Researchers found that a tool commonly used in research for evaluating a person's genetic risk for a disease, called a polygenic risk score, was no better at predicting the outcome of a ...

A Machine Learning Approach for Predicting Risk of Schizophrenia Using a Blood Test

An innovative strategy that analyzes a region of the genome offers the possibility of early diagnosis of ...

Amygdala Found to Have Role in Important Pre-Attentive Mechanism in the Brain

Researchers have shown how the amygdala, a brain region typically associated with fear, contributes to prepulse inhibition (PPI) by activating small inhibitory neurons in the mouse brain stem. The ...

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