COBBERS ON THE BRAIN Akt, Gsk, Dopamine and how they can fix your brain
The other week in class we discussed the Akt/Gsk pathway and Dopamine receptors. To put it lightly the article we read was dense. Through all the scientific language and technical terms one general id... Posted on 10/23/13 at 9:26 PM
Believing that brains can be trained through the use of specialized computer programs, researchers are focusing on helping people with schizophrenia, which can cause them to hear imagined voices or believe that others are controlling or plotting against them.
A federal judge ruled today that the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage that wounded former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will spend four more months at a federal prison facility where officials are forcibly medicating him. Mental health experts have determined that Jared Lee Loughner, 23, suffers from schizophrenia and are trying to make him fit to stand trial.
Researchers say antiepilectic drug treatments administered when the brain is developing appear to trigger schizophrenia like behavior in animal models. In humans, having a history of seizures in infancy is a significant risk factor for development of schizophrenia later in life, but it is not known whether the elevated risk is due to seizures themselves, or from side effects antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment.
In the first functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study of its kind, neurologists and psychiatrists at Columbia University have identified an area of the brain involved in the earliest stages of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders.
New research from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has revealed how schizophrenia works in the brain and provided a fresh opportunity for treatment. In a new, genetically engineered mouse model, scientists have discovered the disease symptoms are triggered by a low level of a brain protein necessary for neurons to talk to one another.
The 33-year-old woman's troubles only became apparent to authorities when they found her before dawn Sunday, in a house where she had access to samurai swords, screaming that she had killed her baby. Her 3½-week-old son was dismembered in a scene so gruesome police were left shaken.
Michelle Roberts and Paul J. Weber
, July 29, 2009
Baby's father: 'I still lover her .... But she needs to be put to death for what she's done' Relatives of the Texas mother of a 3½-week-old boy found dismembered in his bedroom said she was diagnosed with schizophrenia and postpartum psychosis, and the father of the slain baby said he wants the woman executed.
The schizophrenia “prodrome” — the early signs — involves a troubled mental state usually found in teens and young adults. Researchers have known about this warning phase for decades, but they’re still working on how to treat it. Now they’re calling in tools like brain scans, DNA studies and hormone research to dig into its biology.
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