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Schizophrenia Risk Suspect MicroRNA-137 Alters Presynaptic Plasticity
26 May 2015. Fibroblasts-turned-neurons from humans carrying the schizophrenia-associated alleles in the microRNA-137 (miR-137) gene display higher expression levels of miR-137...
 
ICOSR 2015—Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: Mechanisms, Course, and Treatment
26 May 2015. The meeting featured a symposium that integrated several different aspects of social cognitive functioning in schizophrenia...
 
News Brief: John Nash Dies at 86
25 May 2015. John Nash and his wife Alicia, 82, died May 23 in a car accident in New Jersey....
 
 
 
 
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Schizophrenia Forum Radio Interviews Pat McGorry
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In Episode 2 of our new podcast feature, SRF Editor Hakon Heimer caught up with Patrick McGorry at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research in Colorado Springs to talk about research in young people at very high risk of developing psychosis. In particular, we wanted to hear about the data from a large replication study of fish oil for the prevention of conversion to psychosis. There is also a digest of some of the recent significant news and discussion on SRF. You can listen to the podcast on the website, or subscribe as you would with any other podcasts that you listen to in the gym, in the car, on the train....
Journal Club Discussion: Prediction Error and Delusions
The dominant hypothesis of the moment to explain the formation and maintenance of delusions in psychosis is that there is a problem with prediction error: the processing of discrepancies between expected and actual outcomes. In a recent review in Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Oren Griffiths of the University of New South Wales and colleagues generally support the hypothesis, but call into question some of the
interpretations of studies from Paul Fletcher's group at the University of Cambridge regarding models of faulty prediction error in humans and their underlying neural correlates. Phil Corlett of Yale University and Fletcher wrote a detailed reply, and we would like to expand the discussion of this topic to our readers.

Thanks to Cognitive Neuropsychiatry editor Anthony David and the publisher, Taylor and Francis, we bring you open access to the articles and invite you to comment.
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Mountain Air Stimulates Discussion at ICOSR
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About 1,000 schizophrenia researchers made their way to the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the 15th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research from March 29 to April 1. This year's meeting was one long thank-you to Carol Tamminga and Chuck Schulz, who
founded the meeting and have worked tirelessly to grow it from a few dozen stalwarts into a major biennial event (listen to our podcast interview with them).

Here are the reports from the conference:
ACNP Seeks Nominees for 2015 Awards
The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology is putting out the call for several honorific awards for early to mid-career researchers. Nominations are due June 24, 2015, for the Daniel H. Efron Research Award for outstanding basic research; the Joel Elkes Research Award for clinical research; and the Eva King Killam Research Award for translational research.

Nominees do not need to be members of the ACNP, but they do need to be younger than 50 years of age for the Efron and Elkes awards, and no more than 12 years out of school for the Killam award. See the full nominating details.
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