Latest News

Stem cells reveal how illness-linked genetic variation affects neurons

A genetic variation linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression wreaks havoc on connections among neurons in the developing brain, a team of researchers reports. The study used stem cells generated from people with and without mental illness to observe the effects of a rare and pernicious genetic variation on young brain cells. The results add to evidence that several major mental illnesses have common roots in faulty 'wiring' during early brain development.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Brief depression questionnaires could lead to unnecessary antidepressant prescriptions

  • Bariatric surgery not a magic wand to curb depression

  • Coping techniques help patients with COPD improve mentally, physically

  • How physical exercise protects the brain from stress-induced depression

  • Treatment for complicated grief in older individuals examined in study

  • Job loss fears may boost first-time asthma risk

  • Walking off depression and beating stress outdoors? Nature group walks linked to improved mental health

  • Hold on, tiger mom: Punitive parenting may lead to mental health risks

  • Benefits of wellness program for people with multiple sclerosis demonstrated in pilot study

  • Brief intervention may prevent increased risk of depression in teens

  •