Schizophrenia is a complex disease with elusive origins, but the mystery became much clearer today, when a landmark new study based on genetic analysis of nearly 65,000 individuals pinpointed a specific gene and biological process behind it.
Despite all the years of research that have gone into them, cognitive conditions like autism and schizophrenia are still largely a mystery. Here's one nice step toward figuring them out, though: Researchers from UCLA have discovered a specific genetic trait in a small community in Finland that might have some clues.
If you are depressed, or schizophrenic or have Alzheimer's, scientists say you probably have a shrunken hippocampus. The good news: a drug that just entered human trials promises to re-grow that part of the brain.
We already know that smoking (or otherwise ingesting) pot causes an uncoordinated brain. Now scientists say they've discovered the mechanism behind pot brain clumsiness, and it could lead to better treatments for schizophrenia.
Heart cells created by Stanford researchers could lead to a better pacemaker: The beat of the cells is paced by light rather than electricity.
Smoking is bad for you blah blah we know. But you couldn't really tell that to the 80% of American schizophrenic patients who smoke. The jury is still out on why that number's so high, but could some form of treatment come out of this?
In an obvious attempt to hasten the destruction of mankind, a team of scientists at the University of Texas at Austin built a neural network and promptly induced in the system a state of digital Schizophrenia. The DISCERN neural network was created, in part, to test a hypothesis that schizophrenic symptoms are a…