A new study implicates two cellular pathways in schizophrenia risk that haven’t been well supported by genetic evidence before. They involve processes related to the birth of new nerve cells, called… Read More
Molecular Pathway that May Suppress Repetitive Behaviors
Repetitive behaviors, like those seen in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), may be controlled and suppressed by a network of proteins in the brain, according to new research published in Nature… Read More
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New animal studies have revealed significant differences in how male and female brains respond to stress on a molecular level. The findings may help researchers identify biological factors that… Read More
Researchers have identified nearly 700 genes whose activity levels differ in the brains of people with schizophrenia compared to individuals without the disorder. Most of the differences they found… Read More
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Children born to older fathers have a higher risk of developing mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders. Now, a new study suggests that age-related genetic mutations… Read More