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Public Release: 25-Aug-2013
Nature Genetics
Study provides strongest clues to date for causes of schizophrenia
A new genome-wide association study estimates the number of different places in the human genome that are involved in schizophrenia. In particular, the study identifies 22 locations, including 13 that are newly discovered, that are believed to play a role in causing schizophrenia.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Sylvan Herman Foundation, Karolinska Institutet

Contact: Tom Hughes
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 22-Aug-2013
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
Human brains are hardwired for empathy, friendship, study shows
A U.Va. study using brain scans has found that people experience risk to friends in the same way they feel risk to themselves.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Fariss Samarrai
University of Virginia

Public Release: 21-Aug-2013
Journal of Neuroscience
Mood is influenced by immune cells called to the brain in response to stress
New research shows that in a dynamic mind-body interaction during the interpretation of prolonged stress, cells from the immune system are recruited to the brain and promote symptoms of anxiety.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: John Sheridan
Ohio State University

Public Release: 21-Aug-2013
Science Translational Medicine
How women achieve a healthier weight may impact long-term health of offspring
New research from the University of Cincinnati suggests that the healthy weight and glucose control women achieve through weight-loss surgery don't necessarily translate into health benefits for their future children.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc.

Contact: Dama Ewbank
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Public Release: 20-Aug-2013
Johns Hopkins researchers identify conditions most likely to kill encephalitis patients
People with severe encephalitis -- inflammation of the brain -- are much more likely to die if they develop severe swelling in the brain, intractable seizures or low blood platelet counts, regardless of the cause of their illness, according to new Johns Hopkins research.
NIH/National Center for Research Resources, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, and others

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 19-Aug-2013
Psychological Science
Far from being harmless, the effects of bullying last long into adulthood
A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, shows that serious illness, struggling to hold down a regular job, and poor social relationships are just some of the adverse outcomes in adulthood faced by those exposed to bullying in childhood.
Economic and Social Research Council, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, William T. Grant Foundation

Contact: Anna Mikulak
Association for Psychological Science

Public Release: 15-Aug-2013
Researcher awarded $1.8 million grant to study gender differences in antidepressant effects
A Florida State University College of Medicine researcher is investigating why ketamine, used as an antidepressant for the last decade, requires a higher dosage to improve depression in males.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Julie Jordan
Florida State University

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Development and Psychopathology
Study finds that some depressed adolescents are at higher risk for developing anxiety
Some adolescents who suffer with depression also may be at risk for developing anxiety, says psychologist Chrystyna Kouros, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, who led a new study of children's mental health. The study found that among youth who have depression symptoms, the possibility they'll also develop anxiety is greatest for those who have a pessimistic outlook, mothers with a history of anxiety, or poor family relationships. The findings suggest early intervention treatment.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, William T. Grant Foundation

Contact: Margaret Allen
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Yerkes Research Center receives 5-year, $9.5 million grant to study oxytocin
The Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, has received a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to establish a Silvio O. Conte Center in Neuroscience Research to study oxytocin, a brain chemical known for forming bonds between mother and baby.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Lisa Newbern
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 9-Aug-2013
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research
Racial differences in types of alcohol drinks consumed by adolescent girls
Much more is known about racial differences in rates of alcohol use than types of alcohol consumed. A new study of racial differences in types of alcohol beverages consumed during adolescence has found that, in general, black and white girls report significantly different risk profiles. However, common predictors of heavier drinking profiles for both black and white girls include perceived ease in accessing alcohol, witnessing neighborhood drug dealing, and perceived peer alcohol use.
NIH/National Institute of Drug Abuse, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Tammy Chung, Ph.D.
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

Public Release: 4-Aug-2013
Study reveals potential role of 'love hormone' oxytocin in brain function
In a study appearing online Aug. 4 in Nature, NYU Langone Medical Center researchers decipher how oxytocin, acting as a neurohormone in the brain, not only reduces background noise, but more importantly, increases the strength of desired signals. These findings may be relevant to autism, which affects one in 88 children in the United States.
Burnett Fund, Mosbacher Fund, Mathers Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Craig Andrews
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

Public Release: 1-Aug-2013
New insight into how brain 'learns' cocaine addiction
A team of researchers says it has solved the longstanding puzzle of why a key protein linked to learning is also needed to become addicted to cocaine. Results of the study, published in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal Cell, describe how the learning-related protein works with other proteins to forge new pathways in the brain in response to a drug-induced rush of the "pleasure" molecule dopamine.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Cancer Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, US Department of Energy

Contact: Shawna Williams
Johns Hopkins Medicine

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