Navigation Links
Brain Scans Could Help Spot Schizophrenia Earlier
Date:9/9/2009

Imaging technology might advance treatment of psychotic disorders, researchers say

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Scanning technology has helped researchers pinpoint the part of the brain that appears to be where psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia begin, a new study says.

The research could help doctors diagnose these types of disorders in their early stages and help scientists develop more effective drugs, according to the report in the Sept. 7 issue of the Archives of Psychiatry.

In the study, researchers at Columbia University in New York City scanned the brains of 18 people at high risk for psychosis, using a novel high-resolution application of functional MRI technology, an imaging method that tracks which parts of the brain are most active.

Seventy percent of the participants who went on to develop disorders such as schizophrenia had very high activity in a region of the hippocampus known as the CA1 subfield, the study authors found.

"Right now, the odds of knowing who will go on to develop schizophrenia from [early indications] is only a little better than a coin toss," first author Dr. Scott A. Schobel, an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, said in a news release. "We're hoping that applying this imaging technique can enhance our knowledge of who might go on to develop schizophrenia and related disorders, since early diagnosis and early intervention are so important."

More information

To learn more about schizophrenia, see the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, Sept. 7, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Trauma From Iraq Could Alter Veterans Brains
2. Nicotine Plays Tricks on Brain: Study
3. Brain Injury Association of New York State to Host Kick Off Cocktail Reception
4. YouTube videos yield clues to brain injury symptom
5. Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute to Collaborate with Top Brain Injury Group
6. Help Your Favorite Senior Fight Alzheimers in Thanksgiving Contest: Win $2,500 Brain Fitness System
7. Brain Imaging Shows Playing Tetris Leads to Both Brain Efficiency and Thicker Cortex
8. Cell Phones and Health: Is There a Brain Cancer Connection?
9. New research findings pave the way to more accurate interpretation of brain imaging data
10. Familiar and newly learned words are processed by the same neural networks in the brain
11. Brain May Use Its Minds Eye to Control Chaos
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Brain Scans Could Help Spot Schizophrenia Earlier
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... Two of Washington D.C.’s most respected chefs are using ... , Recently named “the next big thing” in the culinary world by Elle ... whole story behind food and reclaiming culinary traditions on the brink of extinction. According ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... and Qualification of Laboratory Instruments in accordance with GMP requirements“ , featuring Ed ... on October 6th, 2015 at 11:00 EDT (15:00 GMT). , Calibration, qualification, ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... OH (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... Mercy ... – has devoted the 10th of its monthly Mercy Health: Helping You Be Well ... affecting one in seven men. , In a concise video on Mercy Health’s ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... MO (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Marriott Indianapolis ... and groups with career opportunities will be attending from across the country. All ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... , ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... popular VitaSkin™ collection of products, the VitaSkin™ Exfoliating Peels. This revolutionary collection of ... pillars: Firm, Bright, Calm, and Clear. , Formulated with alpha hydroxy acids ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Chefs Amy Riolo and Luigi Diotaiuti Embark on Culinary Diplomatic Quest to Build Bridges through Global Cuisine 2Health News:Chefs Amy Riolo and Luigi Diotaiuti Embark on Culinary Diplomatic Quest to Build Bridges through Global Cuisine 3Health News:Chefs Amy Riolo and Luigi Diotaiuti Embark on Culinary Diplomatic Quest to Build Bridges through Global Cuisine 4Health News:Live Webinar from Pharmaceutical Technology and METTLER TOLEDO on Calibration and Qualification of Laboratory Instruments 2Health News:New Mercy Health Video Explains Most-Common Cancer Found in Men 2Health News:PracticeMatch to Host Physician Career Fair at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown on September 9, 2015 2Health News:PracticeMatch to Host Physician Career Fair at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown on September 9, 2015 3Health News:PracticeMatch to Host Physician Career Fair at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown on September 9, 2015 4Health News:Éminence Organic Skin Care Introduces Results-Oriented Exfoliating Peels for Every Skin Type 2Health News:Éminence Organic Skin Care Introduces Results-Oriented Exfoliating Peels for Every Skin Type 3
... high risk of suffering a stroke, say US researchers. They ... opticians and GPs to mass-screen patients.Strokes are caused by brain ... that are effective at preventing stroke in high-risk patients are ... to their network of blood vessels - their vascular system ...
... have increased risk of stroke due to elevated cholesterol. Much ... stroke has concentrated on men. Now doctors at Columbia University ... of stroke. They looked at over 20,000 women with no ... from 30 to 95 years. The women were followed up ...
... a recent study, spending time in an Indian temple improves ... new study, India, looked at how traditional healing practices might ... South India has long been a healing centre for those ... short period in 1000 were enrolled in the study. ...
... on African tribe, most of the things being equal including ... be healthier for the heart than eating a vegetarian diet. ... body control blood levels of leptin,// a substance secreted by ... risk for heart attack and stroke. ,Lead author of ...
... that high levels of the amino acid homocysteine may ... disease, researchers report. It is still too soon to ... risk of Alzheimer's// and other types of dementia, but ... shown that elevated levels of homocysteine may increase the ...
... darkness might prevent retinal damage in diabetes. One of the ... diabetic retinopathy. This results from damage to the retina //- ... which responds to light.In diabetes, the blood supply to the ... rods (the cells responsible for night vision) which have a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Fish rich diet lowers leptin 2Health News:High Levels of Protein Linked to Brain Shrinkage 2
(Date:8/31/2015)... TWINSBURG, Ohio , Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... and applications, has acquired MACTek Corporation, a leading ... part of Pepperl+Fuchs, strategy to further extend its ... the WirelessHART market.    "We are ... to our existing portfolio," said Jim Bolin ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... , Aug. 31, 2015  Daktari Diagnostics today announced a ... United States and Canada , ... The deal, worth up to $8.5 million over the next ... clinical validation and regulatory approval of Daktari,s HCV test. ... point-of-care instrument that can detect low levels of virus directly ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... , Aug. 31, 2015  On August 5, 2015, ... Oregon denied motions to dismiss securities ... GALE ) and certain of its directors. The class ... "pump and dump" scheme to artificially inflate Galena,s stock ... the stock price was inflated, sold massive amounts of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Daktari Enters Collaboration Agreement with Merck to Develop Test for Hepatitis C Virus 2Daktari Enters Collaboration Agreement with Merck to Develop Test for Hepatitis C Virus 3Galena Biopharma, Inc. Stock Alert: Schubert Firm Investigates Potential Breaches of Fiduciary Duty 2
... Mich., Oct. 19 Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK ... 2010 as follows: Third Quarter Highlights ... currency basis (6.9% as reported) to $1,768 million Orthopaedic ... as reported) MedSurg Equipment sales increased 16.3% on ...
... SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 19 Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... financial results for the fiscal 2011 second quarter and six ... market closes on Monday, October 25, 2010. An earnings conference ... 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM ET. To access ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Stryker Reports 7% Sales Growth, 14% Adjusted Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended September 30, 2010 2Stryker Reports 7% Sales Growth, 14% Adjusted Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended September 30, 2010 3Stryker Reports 7% Sales Growth, 14% Adjusted Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended September 30, 2010 4Stryker Reports 7% Sales Growth, 14% Adjusted Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended September 30, 2010 5Stryker Reports 7% Sales Growth, 14% Adjusted Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended September 30, 2010 6Stryker Reports 7% Sales Growth, 14% Adjusted Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended September 30, 2010 7Stryker Reports 7% Sales Growth, 14% Adjusted Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended September 30, 2010 8Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. Sets Time for Discussion of Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Financial Results 2
... Packard-brand FlexDrop is an innovative reagent ... development. Designed to fulfill the need ... reagents, solvents and more, FlexDrop provides ... time consuming and tedious task of ...
Multidrop Micro high speed 1 l bulk reagent dispenser rapidly, precisely and accurately dispenses microvolumes of 1-50 l into 384- and 96-well microplates....
... high throughput dispensing. Multidrop 384 offers ... throughput, particularly for screening applications. The ... designed for high-throughput screening and microvolume ... This new-generation dispenser offers outstanding flexibility. ...
RIA kit for the determination of autoantibodies to the muscle-specific receptor tyrosine kinase....
Medicine Products: