Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?

Related video Differences in the brain Controlling chemicals A potential prevention method The current schizophrenia treatments rely on antipsychotic drugs that come with unwanted side effects. However, new research has found that a chemical called sulforaphane could reduce and even prevent symptoms of the condition. Broccoli sprouts contain a chemical that may alleviate schizophrenia. Many […]

Study: Many patients with schizophrenia and epilepsy die before reaching the age of fifty

Related video Patients fall between two chairs The study Background for the results: Patients who suffer from schizophrenia and epilepsy are particularly vulnerable. In the study, the researchers followed more than 1,5 mio. people and classified them according to whether they were diagnosed with epilepsy, schizophrenia or the combination of epilepsy and schizophrenia on their […]

Patients with both schizophrenia and epilepsy die alarmingly early

Related video Patients who suffer from schizophrenia and epilepsy are particularly vulnerable. In the study, the researchers followed more than 1,5 mio. people and classified them according to whether they were diagnosed with epilepsy, schizophrenia or the combination of epilepsy and schizophrenia on their twenty-fifth birthday. “There was an exceedingly high mortality rate among people […]

Viral infections during pregnancy linked to behavioral abnormalities in offspring

Related video Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy behave abnormally, consistent with behavioural alterations in autism or schizophrenia, research by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) shows. The USask research, published in the journal eNeuro, found that young adult rats, exposed to a simulated viral infection in utero, displayed […]

Viral infection in utero associated with behavioral abnormalities in offspring

Related video Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy behave abnormally, consistent with behavioral alterations in autism or schizophrenia, research by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) shows. The USask research, published in the journal eNeuro, found that young adult rats, exposed to a simulated viral infection in utero, displayed […]

Classroom crowdscience: Students challenged to detect schizophrenia genes

Related video Teaching big data to future scientists means having them think creatively about ways to harness the terabytes of information available to them. To that end, systems biologist Trey Ideker used his UC San Diego School of Medicine’s Biological Networks and Biomedicine graduate course to host a classroom competition tasking students with detecting genes […]

Texting helps improve medication adherence, health outcomes for patients with schizophrenia

Related video Texting patients with schizophrenia and their lay health supporters in a resource-poor community setting is more effective than a free-medicine program alone in improving medication adherence and reducing relapses and re-hospitalizations, according to a study published April 23 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Wenjie Gong of Central South University in Hunan, […]