Genetic mutations in Usp9X results in the brain growing fewer synapses during development. The mutation also causes hyperactivity and an increased risk of anxiety. The findings shed new light on the cause of autism and other intellectual disabilities.
Following a 12 year long study, researchers have identified seven phenoclasses that can help doctors to diagnose and track the progression of bipolar disorder in patients.
A new study looks at how a gene associated with bipolar disorder affects the balance between inhibition and excitation; revealing a link with epilepsy.
Researchers have identified a series of genes that could modulate the effect of mood and the response to stress on lifespan.
A new brain tissue study has shown gene expression in bipolar patients treated with antipsychotic medications is similar to the expression in subjects with no history of bipolar disorder.