Psychology (139 News)

Changes in Genes Involved in Synaptic Communication Between Neurons May Lead to Autism

Jun 2, 2019 2:00 pm
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Changes in gene activity in specific brain cells are associated with the severity of autism in children and young adults with the disorder, according ...

Do You Accept To Do a Genetic Test That Determines if You Are Going to Have a Lethal Neurological Disease?

May 19, 2019 4:00 pm
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As many as 90 percent of individuals who have a parent with Huntington's disease (HD) choose not to take a gene test that reveals if they will als...

Different Copy Number Variants Have Similar Impacts on Developmental and Psychiatric Health in Children

May 18, 2019 2:00 pm
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Deletions and duplications of DNA are responsible for wide-ranging developmental difficulties in children, finds a new study by Cardiff University....

Good Mitochondrial Function is Your Way to Have Intelligence, Health and Aging Delay

May 14, 2019 3:00 pm
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For over 100 years, scientists have sought to understand what links a person's general intelligence, health and aging. In a new study, a Universit...

20 Novel Gene Associations With Bipolar Disorder Are Identified

May 9, 2019 1:00 pm
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In the largest study of its kind, involving more than 50,000 subjects in 14 countries, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai a...

A New Hope for Adult Autism Patients by Restoring SynGAP1 Protein

May 6, 2019 12:00 pm
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A new study challenges the presumption that people born with developmental brain disorders such as severe autism will benefit from medical interventio...

Variations in the CYP2D6 Gene Affects the Individual Dose of Antipsychotic Drugs

Apr 24, 2019 9:00 am
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The enzyme CYP2D6 metabolizes many different drugs in the body, including the antipsychotic drugs risperidone and aripiprazole. The activity of the...

A Computational Framework Identifies 104 High-Risk Genes for Schizophrenia

Apr 22, 2019 4:00 pm
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Using a unique computational framework they developed, a team of scientist cyber-sleuths in the Vanderbilt University Department of Molecular Physiolo...

Thirty New Genes are Found to Be Related to Schizophrenia

Apr 9, 2019 4:00 pm
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The research group of Prof. Alex Schier, director of the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, has identified 30 genes that are related to schizop...

Genetics May Play a Role in Being Happily Married

Mar 12, 2019 1:00 pm
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People fall in love for many reasons — similar interests, physical attraction, and shared values among them. But if they marry and stay toget...

Scientists Identify Brain Cells Involved in Insomnia

Mar 10, 2019 4:00 pm
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An international team of researchers has identified, for the first time, the cell types, areas and biological processes in the brain that mediate t...

A New Mouse Model Allows Study of Type I Diabetes in a Way not Previously Possible

Feb 21, 2019 1:00 pm
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Researchers at The University of Toledo have found a new way to replicate in lab mice the development and progression of Type I diabetes, a breakth...

A New Insight on Gene Mutations Associated With Autism

Feb 17, 2019 12:00 pm
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A McMaster scientist has co-led new research which suggests increased activity in neurons that are deficient in two genes could cause autism-relate...

Specific Genes Are Relevant to How Partners Provide and Receive Support From Each Other

Feb 12, 2019 4:00 pm
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The quality of your marriage could be affected by your genes, according to new research conducted at Binghamton University, State University of New...

A Large-Scale Gene Study Links Hundreds of Genes to Depression

Feb 11, 2019 3:00 pm
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Hundreds of genes have been newly linked to depression, shedding light on the origins of the condition and highlighting personality types that coul...

How Is the Body's Clock Linked to Mental Health and Diseases?

Feb 4, 2019 12:00 pm
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A large-scale genomic analysis has revealed some of the inner workings of the body clock, shedding new light on how it links to mental health and d...

In a Novel Mouse Model, Epigenetic Regulation Negatively Impacts a Downstream Gene Involved in ASD

Feb 2, 2019 1:00 pm
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The causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are diverse and to some extent, unknown. But without doubt, they are complex, layered and deeply nuanc...

Genetic Variants Which Lead to Abnormal NMDAR Function Could Increase the Risk of Developing Schizophrenia

Jan 23, 2019 3:00 pm
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The N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) is a protein which normally carries signals between brain cells in response to a neurotransmitter called ...

A Genome-wide Association Study Finds Significant Genetic Overlap between Suicide and Depression

Jan 23, 2019 2:00 pm
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Yale researchers have discovered several genetic variants that signal the risk of serious suicide attempts and noted some variants have also been l...

Potential Connection between PAC1R Mutation and Severity of Social Deficits in Autism

Jan 10, 2019 3:00 pm
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A mutation of the gene PAC1R may be linked to the severity of social deficits experienced by kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), finds a stud...


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