Machine Learning Enhances Mental Illness Diagnosis

By combining machine learning with brain imaging, scientists have developed a way to differentiate different kinds of mental illnesses based on MRI scans.

Boosting Betaine Levels To Beat Schizophrenia In Mice

Scientists in Japan found that the antioxidant properties of betaine make it an ideal candidate for the treatment of psychiatric symptoms.

Cellular Spring Cleaning Implicated In Brain Diseases

Neurological diseases such as autism and schizophrenia are linked to impaired autophagy in neurons, say researchers in Japan.

Schizophrenia And Parkinson’s Disease Share Common Mechanism

Using mice bearing a specific chromosomal deletion, researchers have found that schizophrenia and early-onset Parkinson’s disease may share a common underlying pathway.

How Genetic Insults Affect Mental Health

Research has shed light on how a molecule called disrupted-in-schizophrenia 1 is linked to a wide range of psychiatric disorders.

Mutation Predicts Schizophrenia And Autism Risk

Using molecular tools and statistical analyses, scientists in Japan have found a rare gene mutation that could serve as a potential predictor of schizophrenia and autism.

Alternatively Spliced Variants Linked To Schizophrenia

Researchers have identified splicing quantitative trait loci in the human brain that may be associated with mental disorders such as schizophrenia.

A Window Into The Schizophrenic Brain

Using stem cells in a dish, scientists have shown that the brain cells of schizophrenic patients is 90 percent less responsive to activity.

Genome Instability May Be Linked To Schizophrenia

Researchers have identified significantly more DNA sequence repeats in patients with schizophrenia than in control individuals.

Data Mining Reveals Unusual Use For Vitamin D

Vitamin D taken together with quetiapine reduces the risk of new-onset diabetes, a side effect of the latter drug.