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Early gut bacteria regulate happiness

The above title is taken from a press release that coincided with the new article from John Cryan’s group at University College Cork, Ireland. In this case, “happiness” refers to the “happy hormone”, serotonin. Presumably this notion comes from the … Continue reading

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Breakthrough in epidemiology of bipolar disorder

Far less is known about the environmental and genetic risk factors for bipolar disorder (BPD) than for schizophrenia (Sz). However, at the recent meeting of the Sz International Research Society in Florence, Alan Brown of Columbia Univ presented data from … Continue reading

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Biomarkers for schizophrenia and autism

Currently, mental disorders are diagnosed by analysis of behavior and reports from the patient on their own thoughts. This way of diagnosing disease can be difficult, subjective and messy, particularly with regard to symptom overlaps between disorders. It also necessitates … Continue reading

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