Navigation Links
Blood test for schizophrenia could be ready this year
Date:1/20/2010

A blood test for diagnosing schizophrenia the most serious form of mental illness could be available this year, according to an article in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS' weekly newsmagazine. The disorder, with symptoms that can include hallucinations and delusional thoughts, affects more than two million people in the United States and millions more worldwide.

C&EN Senior Editor Celia Henry Arnaud mentions the test as one part of a much broader discussion of how scientists are using non-brain cells to study schizophrenia in an attempt to speed the identification of biomarkers of the disease and develop new diagnostic tests. She notes that schizophrenia does not just involve the brain, but also abnormal levels of certain proteins that appear in other parts of the body. The article highlights groundbreaking research by a group of scientists in the United Kingdom indicating that 40 percent of the chemical changes in the brains of schizophrenia patients also occur in other body parts. The U.K. scientists are studying these biomarkers in the skin, immune cells, and blood of patients to provide a real-time picture of the disease. Most previous studies, in contrast, were done with brain tissue taken from patients after death, the article notes.

The scientists have already identified several schizophrenia biomarkers in the blood and are working with a company that plans to launch a blood test for diagnosing schizophrenia in 2010. The test could help confirm diagnoses made on the basis of psychiatric evaluations and allow earlier diagnosis so that patients can be treated earlier.


'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. High blood pressure, low energy -- a recipe for heart failure
2. Right breakfast bread keeps blood sugar in check all day
3. U of M begins nations first clinical trial using T-reg cells from cord blood in leukemia treatment
4. Folic acid lowers blood arsenic levels, according to Mailman School of Public Health study
5. Folic acid lowers blood arsenic levels in Bangladesh
6. Study reveals a key to blood vessel growth and possible drug target
7. Expecting an afternoon nap can reduce blood pressure
8. MIT: blood may help us think
9. Immune cells promote blood vessel formation in mouse endometriosis
10. Elevated nitric oxide in blood is key to high altitude function for Tibetans
11. Fine-tuning lasers to destroy blood-borne diseases like AIDS
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/23/2015)... NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ... company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announced ... DISTRIBUTED VOICE DIRECTED PAYMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM. ... groundbreaking payment method. Payment accounts may be selected via ... accessed if both the speech (the word associated with ...
(Date:2/12/2015)... , Feb. 12, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. ... the "Company"), a biometric authentication company focused on the ... filed provisional patent 62/113114 for DISTRIBUTED METHOD ... The patent further establishes NXT-ID,s position in ... intellectual property portfolio the ability for multiple devices to ...
(Date:2/5/2015)... PARK, N.C. , Feb. 5, 2015  Marken ... specialist logistics company and has launched a new marketing ... Clinical Logistics Organization (CLO).  The new campaign focuses on ... on patient, protocol and shipments. The first ... , aligns Marken,s priorities with its client,s priorities. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID Patents Voice Directed Payments 2NXT-ID Patents Voice Directed Payments 3NXT-ID Patents Collaborative Services to Enable the "Internet of Things" 2NXT-ID Patents Collaborative Services to Enable the "Internet of Things" 3Marken Launches New Patient-Centric Campaign 2
... make a vaccine to protect against 2009 influenza A (H1N1) ... process for future flu seasons. The goal is to shorten ... manufacture the vaccines for them. In a paper ... & Selection , Rice researchers described a new method to ...
... PARK, PAOzone, the main component of air pollution, or ... oxygen reacts with other chemicals. Although ozone pollution is ... infiltrates indoor environments like homes and offices. Ozone can ... lights, and some electrostatic air purification systems, all of ...
... genes can reveal not only the "lifestyle" of marine microbes ... finding means researchers may be able to predict the types ... the genomes of just a few dominant species, according to ... Wales. As well, it may reveal new insights into the ...
Cached Biology News:Rice researchers seek better vaccine procedure 2Rice researchers seek better vaccine procedure 3Houseplants cut indoor ozone 2Genomes reveal bacterial lifestyles: Research 2
(Date:3/4/2015)... 04, 2015 Follow us on ... of the fastest growing technologies in the life sciences ... visualization is driving growth in nucleic acid detection technologies ... of gene expressions will continue to benefit the qPCR ... fields ranging from pharma, biotech, food & beverage to ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... , March 4, 2015 ... de Paris en décembre ...   SARAH   », qui compare   l ... avec le   sorafénib dans le carcinome hépatocellulaire ... d,un cancer du foie avancé   ; les ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... and TORONTO, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Aptose Biosciences ... new therapeutics and molecular diagnostics that target the underlying ... quarter and seventh-month period ended December 31, 2014. ... fiscal year end from May 31 to December 31. ... are reporting today are for the quarter and the ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... astronaut Scott Kelly , who is making final preparations ... and working on the International Space Station, will be available ... Monday, March 9. Kelly will participate from ... of his training. The interviews will be preceded at 5 ... training and previous spaceflights. To schedule an interview, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Focus on Quantifying Nucleic Acid Molecules Spurs Growth in the qPCR & dPCR Instrumentation Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Focus on Quantifying Nucleic Acid Molecules Spurs Growth in the qPCR & dPCR Instrumentation Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3Focus on Quantifying Nucleic Acid Molecules Spurs Growth in the qPCR & dPCR Instrumentation Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 4Traitement du cancer primitif du foie : Recrutement terminé pour l'étude SARAH et résultats attendus fin 2016 2Traitement du cancer primitif du foie : Recrutement terminé pour l'étude SARAH et résultats attendus fin 2016 3Traitement du cancer primitif du foie : Recrutement terminé pour l'étude SARAH et résultats attendus fin 2016 4Traitement du cancer primitif du foie : Recrutement terminé pour l'étude SARAH et résultats attendus fin 2016 5Traitement du cancer primitif du foie : Recrutement terminé pour l'étude SARAH et résultats attendus fin 2016 6Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 2Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 3Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 4Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 5Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 6Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 7Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 8Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 9Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 10Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 11Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 12NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Available for Interviews before One-Year Space Station Mission 2
... Jan. 12, 2012  Inverseon, Inc., a pharmaceutical company developing ... that while it anticipates that its asthma program will ... cessation as the initial indication for INV102. ... smoking cessation, and also an inhaled COPD program, makes ...
... ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 11, 2012 PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ... against biological and chemical threats, announced today that Eric I. ... Noble Financial Capital Markets Eighth Annual Equity Conference on Tuesday, ... Room/Room 2 at the Hard Rock Hotel, Hollywood Florida.  ...
... Jan. 11, 2012  goBalto, developer of new generation ... completed a FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance ... trials application. Tracker,s successful audit will help both ... running clinical trials comply with FDA rules and ...
Cached Biology Technology:Inverseon Focuses on Mucous and Smoking Cessation 2PharmAthene to Present at the Noble Financial Eighth Annual Equity Conference on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 2goBalto Completes a Successful FDA 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance Audit 2
... you reduce the chance of error. Thats ... Developed using Beckman Coulters extensive experience in ... technology, the CEQ 8000 is a fully ... fills the capillary array with a patented ...
The imaging screen-K (Kodak), is a 35 x 43 cm storage phosphor screen that is used for the quantitation and imaging of 32P, 33P, 35S, 14C, and 3H....
The optional fixed lens, 105 mm, is for use with the VersaDoc imaging systems for imaging small samples at high resolution....
The filter 695RDF55 Reflect 635 for the Molecular Imager FX is a band pass filter for Cy5 and Alexa Fluor 635 dyes....
Biology Products: