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Schizophrenia risk increased with alcohol, drug abuse

The links between schizophrenia and drug abuse are a hotly debated topic. A new Danish study casts their net wide and gleams new insight.

New guidelines for kids’ media use help families balance digital, real life

The American Academy of Pediatrics have released a new statement with recommendations of healthy digital media use for infants, children, and adolescents.

Scientists build a better cancer drug to pass through blood-brain barrier

In efforts to develop new treatments for brain cancer, scientists report they have altered the structure of an experimental drug that seems to enhance its ability to slip through the mostly impermeable blood-brain barrier.

Advances made in Alzheimer’s research

A major advance has been made in Alzheimer’s research, say researchers. They showed how a diseased vertebrate brain can naturally react to Alzheimer’s pathology by forming more neurons. Two proteins (Interleukin-4 and STAT6) have been identified to…

Study shows low vitamin D levels are associated with increased negative and depressive symptoms in psychotic disorders

New research presented at this year’s International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA) meeting in Milan, Italy (20-22 October) shows that low vitamin D status is associated with increased negative…

Depression’s physical source discovered; potential for new treatments

Understanding of the physical root of depression has been advanced, thanks to research by the University of Warwick, UK, and Fudan University, China.

Eureka! Gender affects how we judge competence, genius

Think of the word “genius,” and a few images undoubtedly come to mind – perhaps a picture of Albert Einstein, of a scientist in a lab shouting “Eureka!

Patients with insomnia have altered activity in specific brain regions

Specific brain regions, including those involved in awareness of self and tendency to ruminate, show altered activity in patients with insomnia when compared to good sleepers, according to a new study.

Scientists find new genetic roots of schizophrenia

Using a recently developed technology for analyzing DNA, scientists have found dozens of genes and two major biological pathways that are likely involved in the development of the disorder but had not been uncovered in previous genetic studies of schiz…

Going for a run could improve cramming for exams

Ever worried that all the information you’ve crammed in during a study session might not stay in your memory? The answer might be going for a run, according to a new study.