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SIRS 2016—Of Vitamin D, Critical Periods, and Clinical Trials
14 April 2016. John McGrath of Queensland Brain Institute in Brisbane, Australia, deftly bridged the gap between epidemiology and neuroscience....

SIRS 2016—Tracing Trajectories in Longitudinal Studies
13 April 2016. Plenary speaker Raquel Gur argued that getting a better idea of the earliest stages of risk for mental illness is essential for precision medicine....

SIRS 2016—Subtyping Schizophrenia
8 April 2016. Considering the heterogeneity of schizophrenia, researchers have been looking for signs beyond symptoms that may divide the diagnosis into more homogeneous subgroups...

SIRS 2016—A New Day for Dopamine?
5 April 2016. The study of dopamine dysfunction, once the dominant theme in schizophrenia research, has faded a bit in recent years...

SIRS 2016—Florence Warmly Welcomes Schizophrenia Researchers
4 April 2016. The Fifth Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) conference got underway in balmy Florence, Italy, on Saturday evening, April 2....

SfN 2015—Human Studies Probe Different Aspects of Schizophrenia
14 November 2015. There were a number of schizophrenia-focused talks in a symposium titled "Major Mental Disorders: Novel Approaches for Patient Evaluation"...

WCPG 2015—Schizophrenia Highlights Final Day of Meeting
3 November 2015. The morning plenary session featured a pre-recorded interview with Nobel Laureate Arvid Carlsson, who discovered dopamine's action as a neurotransmitter in the brain...

SfN 2015—From Mice to Humans in Schizophrenia Neuropathology Session
3 November 2015. Schizophrenia was not as prominently featured as it has been at previous SfN meetings, but there were several sessions devoted to the topic...

WCPG 2015—Scores Turn Out for Polygenic Risk Scores
3 November 2015. It was standing room only for a symposium devoted to polygenic risk scores...

WCPG 2015—Awards, Epigenetics, and Exomes
30 October 2015. The Theodore Reich Young Investigator award was presented to Sarah Medland of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Brisbane, Australia...

WCPG 2015—Schizophrenia Insights Through Combining Common and Rare Variants
26 October 2015. There is some support for a liability threshold model in which rare alleles with large effects and common alleles with small effects add up to reach a disease burden...

WCPG 2015—Toronto Welcomes Spectrum of Psychiatric Genetics Research
20 October 2015. The World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics offered up a hearty stew of psychiatric genetics...

WCPG 2015—A Moment for Mitochondria in Schizophrenia Etiology
20 October 2015. The idea that problems with mitochondria drive brain pathology in schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders was an emergent theme...

Stanley Symposium 2015: From Genetics to the Prodrome
7 October 2015. Genomics research, when combined with new techniques from the molecular to the clinical and epidemiological, was the theme of the 2015 Symposium on Severe Mental Illness...

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...

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...

ICOSR 2015—A Closer Look at Early Risk Factors for Psychosis
19 May 2015. Researchers gathered for a symposium titled, "At risk from conception: epidemiological evidence for early risk factors for psychosis"...

ICOSR 2015—Neuroimaging: Can It Help Reduce Risk for Schizophrenia?
11 May 2015. Tyrone Cannon of Yale University led a symposium on the topic of early detection and prevention of psychosis....

ICOSR 2015—Re-slicing the Pie of Psychosis
5 May 2015. Although the categories of mental illness ensconced in the DSM still serve the field, many feel that there are more biologically relevant ways of parsing these disorders...

ICOSR 2015—Is There an Infectious Flame in the Brain in Schizophrenia?
4 May 2015. Recent studies have demonstrated complex interactions among the immune system, systemic inflammation, and the brain that can lead to changes in cognition, mood, and behavior...

ICOSR 2015—Can Neuroimaging Help Reduce Risk for Schizophrenia?
1 May 2015. "Translating neuroimaging findings in people at high risk for psychosis into clinical practice" was the challenge posed to speakers...

ICOSR 2015—Animal Modelers of Psychosis Take Stock
29 April 2015. The future of animal models in psychiatric research, particularly for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, was discussed at a workshop...

ICOSR 2015—Approaches to Prevention in Schizophrenia
24 April 2015. A number of presentations at the 2015 ICOSR addressed potential strategies for prevention in schizophrenia...

ICOSR 2015—Patient-Derived Cells For Schizophrenia Research
24 April 2015. The overall goal of this session was to investigate molecular mechanisms of schizophrenia using either patient-derived cells or animal models...

ICOSR 2015—Neuroinflammation, White Matter, and Schizophrenia
20 April 2015. Accumulating evidence suggests a potential role for inflammation in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia...

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