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Does the air we breathe influence our schizophrenia risk?

Researchers have concluded that exposure to air pollution during childhood could significantly increase a person’s risk of schizophrenia.

Could hair analysis diagnose schizophrenia?

A new study links higher brain levels of hydrogen sulfide to a subtype of schizophrenia and proposes hair levels of a related enzyme as a biomarker.

Schizophrenia: Restoring brain circuitry to improve symptoms

Researchers finally zero in on the brain network that drives the severity of negative symptoms in schizophrenia and suggest a noninvasive treatment.

Have researchers found a new risk factor for schizophrenia?

New research draws a link between infection with the Epstein-Barr virus and schizophrenia, though cause and effect relationships remain unclear.

This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia

New research finds that targeted cognitive training improves verbal and auditory outcomes in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia.

Detecting schizophrenia before symptoms arise

A new study finds a neural signature that might help identify who will go on to develop schizophrenia. Earlier detection could improve outcomes.

Schizophrenia: The placenta may explain risk

The placenta may explain why some people genetically predisposed to schizophrenia go on to develop the disorder, while others don’t.

Schizophrenia: A byproduct of the brain’s complex evolution?

New research has found genetic evidence that might suggest that schizophrenia is a side effect of the development of the human brain. This discovery may lead to new drugs for the condition.

Common food preservative may help to treat schizophrenia

Researchers from Taiwan have tested the effect of a common food preservative as an add-on to help improve negative symptoms in drug-resistant patients.

Schizophrenia risk gene plays key role in early brain development

New research shows that the schizophrenia risk gene ZNF804A influences brain structure and function during the early development of the fetus’ brain.