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Web Forum Launched for Schizophrenia Researchers
October 28, 2005 • Press Release
Researchers trying to crack one of medicine's most perplexing unsolved mysteries can now keep abreast of late-breaking developments via the Schizophrenia Research Forum, a website launched this month with funding from the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Sponsored by NARSAD,
Teens with Deletion Syndrome Confirm Gene’s Role in Psychosis
October 23, 2005 • Press Release
A study in youth who are missing part of a chromosome is further implicating a suspect gene in schizophrenia.
NIMH Study To Guide Treatment Choices for Schizophrenia (Phase 1 Results)
September 19, 2005 • Press Release
A large study funded by NIH's National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides, for the first time, detailed information comparing the effectiveness and side effects of five medications
Brain Scans Reveal How Gene May Boost Schizophrenia Risk
April 21, 2005 • Press Release
Clues about how a suspect version of a gene may slightly increase risk for schizophrenia are emerging from a brain imaging study by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Stress Impairs Thinking Via Mania-Linked Enzyme
October 29, 2004 • Press Release
An errant enzyme linked to bipolar disorder, in the brain’s prefrontal cortex, impairs cognition under stress, an animal study shows.
Schizophrenia Gene Variant Linked to Risk Traits
August 11, 2004 • Press Release
Researchers at the NIH's National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have identified a relationship between a small section of one gene, the brain chemical messenger glutamate, and a collection of traits known to be associated with schizophrenia.
Research to Test Treatment of Cognitive Dysfunction in Schizophrenia
May 6, 2004 • Press Release
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a four-year, $9 million contract to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and five other academic medical centers to create a network of Treatment Units for Research on Neurocognition and Schizophrenia (TURNS).
Mental Illness Genetics Among Science’s Top “Breakthroughs“ for 2003
December 22, 2003 • Press Release
Research on the genetics of mental illness, most of it NIMH-funded and much of it in the Institute’s own laboratories, was named the #2 scientific "breakthrough of the year" by Science magazine in its December l9, 2003, issue.
New Program Will Pursue Schizophrenia Gene Leads
September 12, 2003 • Press Release
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today announced a new program expanding genetics research on schizophrenia in its own Bethesda, Maryland, laboratories.
NIMH Awards $22.6 Million for Center for Collaborative Research on Mental Disorders
July 1, 2003 • Press Release
Under a cooperative agreement, the Center will accelerate progress toward understanding genetic origins of mental disorders including autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression.
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