Schizophrenia Biology
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Stanley Donation to Broad Institute

$650 Million Donated for Schizophrenia Research

by Staff Memberon July 31, 2014
In what has to be the biggest news in schizophrenia research in the past 3 decades, the philanthropist Ted Stanley announced that he is donating $650 Million for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder research (and related psychiatric research) to the Broad Institute. The focus of this unprecedented donation is on spurring on scientific research on the […]
Nature Schizophrenia Special

Schizophrenia Special in Nature Journal

by Staff Memberon May 22, 2014
Phil Campbell,  the editor-in-chief of the prestigious and high quality scientific journal “Nature,” (based in the UK) has long been interested in schizophrenia and mental health concerns.  I’ve met him and discussed this interest last year when he was visiting the United States.  He is one of the founding members of of an important new […]

Shannon Weickert, Schizophrenia Researcher

Cindi Weickert, Researcher Searching for a Cure to Schizophrenia

by Staff Memberon May 9, 2014
Cindi Weickert is a leading schizophrenia researcher from the USA, but currently working in Australia. In this combination TV program and presentation she discusses her family’s experience with schizophrenia and how it has motivated her search for a cure to schizophrenia, and she also discusses where her research is moving. Her twin brother developed schizophrenia […]
Schizophrenia reversed with brain cell transplant

Schizophrenia Reversed with Brain Cell Transplants (in Mice)

by Staff Memberon May 8, 2014
The past few years has been increasing research in the area of curing schizophrenia using transplants of stem cells and other cells and the results look promising although it is still very early in the process.  Last year we reported on the study that demonstrated the potential for stem cells to treat schizophrenia.  This week […]

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Stem Cell Transplants May be a New Treatment for Schizophrenia

by Staff Memberon September 9, 2013
Stem cells show great promise for permanently treating many diseases and disorders but perhaps one of the areas where we are most excited about its possibility is in the area of serious mental illness.  Research from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio demonstrates the exciting possibility […]