Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 23, 2005
Stanford study reveals genetic trigger behind some schizophrenia cases
A gene that regulates dopamine levels in the brain is involved in the development of schizophrenia in children at high risk for the disorder, say researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the University of Geneva.

Teens with deletion syndrome confirm gene's role in psychosis
A study in youth who are missing part of a chromosome is further implicating a suspect gene in schizophrenia.

Suicide among youth - Which mental disorders are responsible?
Mental health professionals need to be watchful of mental health problems beyond depression in order to prevent youth suicide, according to new research from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Hope for arthritis, heart attack, stroke relief found in unique 'acid active' receptor
Acidic conditions such as arthritis causes in joints, tests cells' survival mechanisms.

Rice-producing nations stress importance of developing new crop varieties
The world's major rice-producing countries - including the two most populous nations, China and India - have emphasized the importance of continuing to develop new rice varieties to guarantee Asia's food security and support the region's economic development.

Restaurant seafood prices since 1850s help plot marine harvests through history
Ocean historians today are using everything from restaurant menu prices to the logs of schooner captains and salt tax collectors to construct a picture of ocean productivity before excessive fishing.

Dementia research: Hope for the future
Alzheimer's Australia Research (AAR) is pleased to announce that the number of grants for dementia research was more than doubled in 2005.

Neural development protein disproved as marker for schizophrenia
The protein Oct-6 is not a biological marker for schizophrenia.
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