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Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders

By Ashley P. Taylor | February 8, 2018

Transcriptional profiling of post-mortem human brains reveals commonalities in the genes over- and under-expressed in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and major depression. 

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Decoding the Tripping Brain

By Diana Kwon | September 1, 2017

Scientists are beginning to unravel the mechanisms behind the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs.

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First In Vivo Function Found for Animal Circular RNA

By Catherine Offord | August 10, 2017

Mice lacking the RNA had deregulated microRNAs in the brain, disrupted synaptic communication, and behavioral abnormalities associated with neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Genes Linked to Dogs’ Sociability with People

By Jef Akst | September 30, 2016

Genetic variants on chromosome 26 appears to play a role in a dog’s tendency to turn to people for help.

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Do Schizophrenic Brains Repair Themselves?

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2016

Preliminary research suggests that the brains of schizophrenia patients may regain tissue mass as the illness wears on.

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Another study finds similar gene expression in the brains of people with these disorders.

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Perchance to Dream

By Karen Zusi | March 1, 2016

Mapping the dreaming brain through neuroimaging and studies of brain damage

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Schizophrenia and the Synapse

By Ruth Williams | January 27, 2016

Genetic evidence suggests that overactive synaptic pruning drives development of schizophrenia.

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One Gene, Two Disorders

By Karen Zusi | December 11, 2015

Researchers link different mutations in a single gene to autistic and schizophrenic phenotypes in mice.

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Brain Fold Tied to Hallucinations

By Kerry Grens | November 19, 2015

A shorter crease in the medial prefrontal cortex is linked with a higher risk of schizophrenics experiencing hallucinations.

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