Tag: schizophrenia

October 2016
News

Many people harbor large mutations linked to autism

by  /  24 October 2016

DNA deletions and duplications tied to autism crop up in people without the condition, too.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Same DNA deletion paves paths to autism, schizophrenia

by  /  18 October 2016

Deletion of a section of chromosome 22 can cause psychosis in one individual and autism in another, via independent biological pathways.

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September 2016
News

Proteins that spark learning may play key part in autism

by  /  29 September 2016

A new study ties autism risk to a core team of proteins that facilitate neuronal signaling as an animal learns.

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August 2016
Opinion / Q&A

Questions for McCarroll, Stevens: How immune cells sculpt brains

by  /  2 August 2016

Genetic variants that impair a pathway that prunes neuronal connections may offer clues to autism.

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July 2016
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2016
News / Spotted

Brexit effect; ghost game; down with jargon

by  /  1 July 2016

Scientists fret over ‘Brexit,’ a video game boosts cognitive skills in children, and studies detail the downsides of jargon.

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June 2016
News

Psychiatric problems common in siblings of people with autism

by  /  23 June 2016

Mental health conditions crop up more than twice as often in families that include a child with autism as in the general population.

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News

Brain tissue study bolsters autism, schizophrenia link

by  /  3 June 2016

Brains from people with autism show patterns of gene expression similar to those from people with schizophrenia.

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May 2016
News

Mutations that arise in aging sperm add little to autism risk

by  /  23 May 2016

The mutations that men accumulate in their sperm as they age don’t account for most of their increased risk of having a child with autism.

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April 2016
News

‘Silent’ mutations may contribute to autism, schizophrenia

by  /  29 April 2016

Mutations in genes that seemingly don’t affect the corresponding proteins may still boost autism risk.

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March 2016
News

People with autism prefer partners on the spectrum

by  /  28 March 2016

Individuals who have autism or another psychiatric condition tend to pair up with others who share their diagnosis.

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