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Aiming to change the way people take medicine, Lyndra Therapeutics raises $55 million

A little over two years after Lyndra Therapeutics Inc. first unveiled its technology for time-delayed drug delivery through a simple pill, the company has raised $55 million to continue developing the
I once stole a 99p book. Twenty years later it’s still stopping me getting a job | Anonymous

I once stole a 99p book. Twenty years later it’s still stopping me getting a job | Anonymous

Disclosing minor convictions in job applications can ruin a decent person’s life. The government must listen to the supreme court on thisTwenty years ago, I made two mistakes.First, I was caught
Brain Aging Patterns May Occur at a Faster Rate in Psychosis Patients

Brain Aging Patterns May Occur at a Faster Rate in Psychosis Patients

People with chronic psychosis may experience accelerated brain aging in two important cognitive networks, according to a new study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry. One of these brain
New drug raises hopes of reversing memory loss in old age

New drug raises hopes of reversing memory loss in old age

Toronto researchers believe the drug can also help those with depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s An experimental drug that bolsters ailing brain cells has raised hopes of a treatment for memory
Wild new study suggests blindness may protect against mental illness

Wild new study suggests blindness may protect against mental illness

Schizophrenia is a puzzling disorder for medical professionals. It's a mental illness that can be treated but nobody really knows what causes it in the first place, posing a challenge from a
Training to Boost Wise Behavior Can Help Those with Schizophrenia

Training to Boost Wise Behavior Can Help Those with Schizophrenia

Emerging research suggests training to enhance positive psychological traits, such as wisdom, may promote health and well-being in persons with schizophrenia. Investigators at the University of
For Schizophrenia Patients, Some Drug Combos Work Better Than Others

For Schizophrenia Patients, Some Drug Combos Work Better Than Others

Most patients with schizophrenia take more than one type of psychiatric medication for their symptoms, but a new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry suggests that some combinations may...
MANDEL: Would you hire the PATH stabber? She’s looking for a job

MANDEL: Would you hire the PATH stabber? She’s looking for a job

PATH stabber Rohinie Bisesar remains a very sick woman who still has no “deep remorse” for killing a complete stranger and the MBA graduate is so delusional that she’s been been applying for jobs from
Scientists grow 'mini-brain on the move' that can contract muscle

Scientists grow 'mini-brain on the move' that can contract muscle

Cambridge researchers grew ‘organoid’ that spontaneously connected to spinal cordScientists have grown a miniature brain in a dish with a spinal cord and muscles attached, an advance that promises to
A 14-Year-Old's Schizophrenia-Like Psychosis May Have Been Caused by Cat Bacteria

A 14-Year-Old's Schizophrenia-Like Psychosis May Have Been Caused by Cat Bacteria

Doctors have started to come around to the idea that hidden bacteria and viruses in the body can affect our mental health and, over the long term, contribute to diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s.
People who smoke high-potency pot daily are nearly five times more likely to develop psychotic disorders, study shows

People who smoke high-potency pot daily are nearly five times more likely to develop psychotic disorders, study shows

People who smoke high-potency marijuana daily are nearly five times more likely to develop a psychotic disorder than those who have never used the drug, according to a new study published in the
Case Study Shows Psychosis Tied to Bacterial Infection

Case Study Shows Psychosis Tied to Bacterial Infection

In a new case study published in the Journal of Central Nervous System Disease, researchers from North Carolina State University describe an adolescent diagnosed with rapid onset schizophrenia who
There’s a link between cannabis and psychosis, but it’s more complicated than it seems

There’s a link between cannabis and psychosis, but it’s more complicated than it seems

One major question is whether cannabis causes psychosis, or if those who are predisposed to psychosis are also more likely to seek out weed
Delusions May Stem from ‘Sticky’ Beliefs

Delusions May Stem from ‘Sticky’ Beliefs

A study published in the journal Brain offers new insights into the development of delusions — false beliefs that are rigidly held with strong conviction despite contradictory evidence. Based on
Altered Neuron Growth May Be Why Some Depressed People Don’t Respond to SSRIs

Altered Neuron Growth May Be Why Some Depressed People Don’t Respond to SSRIs

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed medication for major depressive disorder (MDD), yet scientists still do not understand why they don’t work in nearly 30
Scientists Gave Mice a Psychedelic Drug to Figure Out How We Hallucinate

Scientists Gave Mice a Psychedelic Drug to Figure Out How We Hallucinate

Seeing something that isn’t there can be one of the strangest, frightening, and baffling experiences a person can have. But scientists at the University of Oregon say they’ve come a bit closer to
Advanced Paternal Age a Risk Factor for Early-Onset Schizophrenia

Advanced Paternal Age a Risk Factor for Early-Onset Schizophrenia

Children conceived by older men may be at greater risk for early-onset schizophrenia, a more severe form of the disorder, according to a new study published in the journal Biological...
Virtual Reality: New Therapy for Neurological Disorders

Virtual Reality: New Therapy for Neurological Disorders

Emerging technology in the form of virtual reality (VR) may provide a new tool to aid treatment for neurological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease. A recent study...
Coulter: Media Pot Reporting--Just Don't Call Us Uncool!

Coulter: Media Pot Reporting--Just Don't Call Us Uncool!

The evidence that pot, and pot alone, triples your chances of developing a psychosis is overwhelming. Berenson cites hundreds of studies showing a direct link between cannabis use and psychoses like
Growing Up Poor May Double Risk of Future Psychosis

Growing Up Poor May Double Risk of Future Psychosis

Growing up in a poor urban neighborhood more than doubles the average person’s risk of developing a psychosis-spectrum disorder by middle adulthood, according to a new study led by researchers...