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1 hr ago | Medical News Today

Rare gene could increase risk of schizophrenia, alcoholism and bipolar

A new study carried out by scientists from University College London in the UK has reported on the discovery of a rare gene variant found in about 1 in every 200 people that could increase the risk of developing alcohol dependence, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Alcoholism, Genetics, Biology, Science

5 hrs ago | Asia News Network

SINGAPORE: Singapore researchers help identify new genes associated with schizophrenia

Singaporean researchers have contributed to a global study which has identified 83 genes associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, which could mean earlier detection or new cures for the illness in the long run.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Genetics

6 hrs ago | Medical News

Findings point to biological mechanisms and pathways that may underlie schizophrenia

As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and scores of other institutions from all over the world have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia , in what is the largest genomic study published on any ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Biology, Science, Genetics

Mon Jul 21, 2014

BBC News

'Large gene find in schizophrenia'

Scientists have uncovered 80 previously unknown genes which may put people at risk of developing schizophrenia, research in Nature suggests.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Genetics

Forbes.com

Schizophrenia Gene Study May Point to New Treatment

Looking for a new schizophrenia drug is probably like looking for a needle in a haystack, but as of today, the haystack got a lot smaller.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Genetics

Sun Jul 20, 2014

PsychCentral

Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Decrease in Brain Volume

A new study has confirmed a link between antipsychotic drugs and a slight, but measurable, decrease in brain volume in patients with schizophrenia .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Finland, World News

Fri Jul 18, 2014

University of Cambridge

Antipsychotic drugs linked to slight decrease in brain volume

A study published today has confirmed a link between antipsychotic medication and a slight, but measureable, decrease in brain volume in patients with schizophrenia.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Finland, World News

GNIF Brain Blogger

Self-Help for Schizophrenics

In spite of the existence of stigma, the first crucial step in dealing with schizophrenia is acceptance by that individual that he or she has a mental illness.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Eli Lilly NAFTA challenge 'without merit,' Ottawa says

The Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical company has been waging a battle on what it claims is a spate of Canadian court rulings that violate international rules and have unfairly cost the company two of its key patents, allowing cheaper generic versions to hit the market in Canada.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Eli Lilly, Healthcare Industry, Zyprexa, Zydis, Olanzapine (generic), Health

Business Journal

Gainers and losers: The biggest moves in life science stocks last week

The FDA's approval of the Sensus device for over-the-counter sales caused NeuroMetrix stock to jump 14 percent last week.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, NeuroMetrix, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Law, Law, Biotech, Science / Technology, Medicine

Freshnews

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Seeks Expanded Label for Once-Monthly...

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the submission of a supplemental New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking a label change that, if approved, would include new data showing significantly delayed time to relapse in patients prescribed once-monthly atypical long-acting antipsychotic INVEGA SUSTENNA compared ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Health

Fri Jul 11, 2014

CiteULike

Addressing the unmet needs of patients with persistent negative...

The negative symptoms of schizophrenia represent an impairment of normal emotional responses, thought processes and behaviors, and include blunting or flattening of affect, alogia/aprosody, avolition/apathy, anhedonia, and asociality.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Alkermes Announces Notices of Allowance for U.S. Patents for Four CNS Pipeline Candidates

Alkermes plc today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued Notices of Allowance for four of Alkermes' pipeline candidates for the treatment of central nervous system disorders: aripiprazole lauroxil, ALKS 5461, ALKS 3831 and ALKS 7106.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Alkermes, Patent / Trademark Law, Law, USPTO, Zyprexa, Zydis, Olanzapine (generic)

Tue Jul 08, 2014

BioSpace

Newron Pharmaceuticals Establishes U.S. Operations

July 8, 2014 - Newron Pharmaceuticals S.p.A. , a research and development company focused on novel CNS and pain therapies, today announces the start of its operations in the United States.

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Related Topix: Morristown, NJ, Food and Drug Administration, Parkinson's Disease, Health, Medicine, Marketing

PhysOrg Weblog

To understand the brain you need electronic engineers too

There is a rapidly growing intersection between electronic engineering and neuroscience .

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Medicine, Health, Alzheimer's, Epilepsy, Robots, Science / Technology

Mon Jul 07, 2014

CiteULike

Randomized, double-blind trial of olanzapine versus placebo in...

This study assessed the efficacy of olanzapine in delaying or preventing conversion to psychosis and reducing symptoms in people with prodromal symptoms of schizophrenia.

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Related Topix: Zyprexa, Zydis, Olanzapine (generic), Medicine, Health

Scientific Blogging

Sleep Deprived? That's What Psychosis Is Like

In psychosis, there is a loss of contact with reality and this is associated with hallucinations and delusions.

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Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health

Thu Jul 03, 2014

PsychCentral

You Are Not Alone in Your Diagnosis of Mental Illness

In the eight years I've lived with schizophrenia I've seen horrible days and I've seen days where the sun seemed to shine just right on my face and strike a certain happiness in my soul.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Bjp.rcpsych.org

Highlights of this issue [Highlights of this issue]

Dementia commonly presents comorbid behavioural and psychological disturbance, which cause significant distress to the patient and carers alike, and are challenging to manage effectively.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Haldol, Haloperidol (generic), Zyprexa, Zydis, Olanzapine (generic), Health, Depression

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Psychology Today

A Tangled Web: Wheat, Schizophrenia, and Infection

Researchers have been chasing the elusive links between gluten, infections, and major mental illness for decades.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Celiac Disease, Genetics

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