Neurological & Psychological Disorders

News on research and diagnostic developments in neuroscience.

The five-year deal, which is being funded by UCB, will focus in particular on epilepsy patients who do not respond to currently available treatments.

Researchers prioritized schizophrenia risk SNPs from genome-wide association studies and used functional genomics to find transcription factor-disrupting risk SNPs.

Two independent teams described potential roles for gut microbes, and the compounds they produce, in schizophrenia, depression, and mental quality of life.

The findings underscored links between depression and other conditions and suggested  a number of potential new targets for treatment with existing drugs.

The ALS Association is committing $3.5 million, including a $1 million commitment from its Greater New York chapter, while the Tow Foundation is contributing $2.5 million.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.

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This webinar will demonstrate how a research team at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at McMaster University developed a cellular and molecular phenotyping pipeline using archived samples of lung tissue derived from patients diagnosed with fibrotic interstitial lung disease.