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With Mirrors, but No Smoke, Skull Performs Vanishing Act
30 July 2015. The brain would be much easier to see if that pesky skull was not there...

Transient DISC1 Disruption Affects Adult Brain Plasticity
29 July 2015. Researchers have found that briefly disrupting DISC1 signaling in young mice prevented cortical plasticity in adulthood...

Finding Depression Genes by Narrowing Phenotype
29 July 2015. A multinational collaboration narrowed a pool of study patients to women with schizophrenia in China with the most severe and stubborn form of depression...

Progressive Brain Loss in Schizophrenia? New Evidence to Consider
15 July 2015. Two new studies examine brain volume changes in schizophrenia and offer support to the hypothesis that the illness is associated with progressive changes over time...

Can Smoking Tobacco Lead to Schizophrenia?
7 July 2015. A new trio of population-based studies suggests that tobacco use may actually increase one's risk for developing schizophrenia...

The Cerebral Cortex Folds Like Paper
7 July 2015. A study reported that the degree to which the cortex forms its winding gyri and sulci is a function of the cortical surface area and its thickness...

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...

New Journal Guidelines Aim to Boost Transparency in Research
6 July 2015. Irreproducible results pose an enduring problem that plagues the scientific research community and slows progress, but what can be done about them?...

News Brief: Encenicline Enhances Cognition in Schizophrenia Study
28 June 2015. Encenicline, a drug that activates the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, boosts cognition in schizophrenia...

Synaptic Genes Determine Brain Connectivity
23 June 2015. Coordinated activity within brain networks falters early in Alzheimer's disease and other disorders...

Rethinking Clozapine: Metabolite May Ease Cognitive Symptoms of Schizophrenia
15 June 2015. A new study supports the hypothesis that N-desmethylclozapine helps protect or enhance working memory in people with schizophrenia who are taking clozapine for psychosis...

Creative Arts and Mental Illness Share Genetic Spark
10 June 2015. There are small, but measurable, genetic links between schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and engagement in the creative arts ...

GABAergic, Glutamatergic Genes Linked to CNVs in Schizophrenia
10 June 2015. The biggest study of copy number variants (CNVs) in schizophrenia to date provides the first large-scale genetic evidence of altered GABAergic signaling in the illness...

Cognitive Training Improves Work Outcomes in Mental Illness
9 June 2015. Adding an individualized cognitive remediation program to a supported employment program improves vocational outcomes in people with severe mental illness...

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....

News Brief: NMDA Receptor Antibody False Positives in Schizophrenia
21 May 2015. The hypothesis that some cases of schizophrenia might be autoimmune disorders involving the NMDA receptor, and thus more easily treatable, has received another setback...

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"...

Cortical Spine Loss Linked With Changes in Dopamine and Behavior
12 May 2015. A mouse model of dendritic spine loss has revealed how changes in cortical synapses cause circuit-level abnormalities...

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....

New Antipsychotic Drug? Bypassing the NMDA Receptor With mGluR5
6 May 2015. A compound that works through the metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) displays in vivo efficacy in rats that is independent of the NMDA receptor...

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...

22q11.2 Deletion Model Yields Molecular and Connectivity Clues for Schizophrenia
4 May 2015. A mutation within the 22q11.2 deletion region associated with increased risk for schizophrenia affects the palmitoylation of proteins involved in axonal growth...

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