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Schizophrenia is a chronic debilitating disorder which affects more than two million Americans, and millions more worldwide. While significant progress has been made in understanding the disease and developing treatments, there remains a significant unmet medical need. More than 50% of patients switch their medication in a given year due to either poor response or the experience of adverse events.
New case study describes adolescent patient with rapid-onset schizophrenia and Bartonella infection

New case study describes adolescent patient with rapid-onset schizophrenia and Bartonella infection

First African-American Neuroscience Research Initiative launched to close the gap in health disparities

First African-American Neuroscience Research Initiative launched to close the gap in health disparities

Researchers use MRI and AI techniques at birth to predict cognitive development at age 2

Researchers use MRI and AI techniques at birth to predict cognitive development at age 2

Experts issue new guidelines for use of genetic testing in psychiatric care

Experts issue new guidelines for use of genetic testing in psychiatric care

Brain stimulation reduces depression symptoms, shows study

Brain stimulation reduces depression symptoms, shows study

New gene regions associated with sleep duration identified

New gene regions associated with sleep duration identified

Mother's treatment for infection during pregnancy increases child's risk for autism and depression

Mother's treatment for infection during pregnancy increases child's risk for autism and depression

Study sheds new light on early development of embryos

Study sheds new light on early development of embryos

Best proven drug to treat schizophrenia could be safely given to African descent people

Best proven drug to treat schizophrenia could be safely given to African descent people

Newly developed probe  looks, acts, and feels so much like real neuron

Newly developed probe looks, acts, and feels so much like real neuron

Researchers discover new and rare skeletal disease

Researchers discover new and rare skeletal disease

Some drug combinations may be more effective than others for schizophrenic patients

Some drug combinations may be more effective than others for schizophrenic patients

Antipsychotic polypharmacy may be beneficial for schizophrenia patients

Antipsychotic polypharmacy may be beneficial for schizophrenia patients

UQ research may explain why vitamin D is essential for brain health

UQ research may explain why vitamin D is essential for brain health

Scientists probe into the mind of worms to unravel how memories form

Scientists probe into the mind of worms to unravel how memories form

Novel preclinical model mimics persistent interneuron loss seen in preterm infants

Novel preclinical model mimics persistent interneuron loss seen in preterm infants

Study finds neuromelanin-sensitive MRI as potential biomarker for psychosis

Study finds neuromelanin-sensitive MRI as potential biomarker for psychosis

Heavy smoking could lead to vision loss, study finds

Heavy smoking could lead to vision loss, study finds

UVA scientists find potential explanation for mysterious cell death in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

UVA scientists find potential explanation for mysterious cell death in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

Researchers use optogenetic tool to control, visualize receptor signals in neural cells

Researchers use optogenetic tool to control, visualize receptor signals in neural cells