A study of more than 50,000 patients with bipolar disorder in 14 countries helped researchers identify 20 new genetic risk factors for bipolar disorder. Eight of the genes also had an association with an increased risk for schizophrenia. ASD and anorexia, it was discovered, also had genetic ties to bipolar depression.
Researchers have identified 64 genomic regions that contain genetic variants associated with an increased risk of developing bipolar disorder. The study also revealed a genetic overlap between bipolar disorder and other psychiatric disorders.
Sleep deprivation alters the structure of DNA inside immune cells and increases the number of immune cells, which causes them to overreact and spark inflammation. The study found catching up on sleep does not reverse this effect.
Researchers have discovered an elevated rate of language delay in 30 month old girls born to mothers who took the pain killer acetaminophen during pregnancy. The delay, however, was not witnessed in boys.
Study reveals how acute stress influences the brain's control over immune response, impacting recovery from COVID-19 and influenza.
Age-related macular degeneration with subretinal drusenoid deposits was associated with high-risk vascular diseases, including increased stroke risk and cardiovascular disease.
Researchers have identified a new, early biomarker for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on the teeth of children. Patients who were diagnosed with ALS in adulthood showed signs of dysregulation uptake of a mixture of essential elements, including zinc, copper, lead, and tin, on their teeth. The study is the first to show clear signatures at birth and within the first decade of life for ALS.
Ezogabine, an FDA approved anti-convulsant, appears to significantly reduce symptoms in those with major depressive disorder.
Researchers have identified a biomarker that can help predict a patient's prognosis and response to therapies for glioblastoma brain cancer subtypes.
Researchers say Black patients are at greater risk of advanced vision loss than white patients following a diagnosis of primary open angle glaucoma.
Mothers who use cannabis during pregnancy to relieve stress may be putting their children at risk of developing anxiety and stress later in life. Researchers found placental tissue revealed cannabis use in mothers was associated with lower expression of immune-activating genes. Cannabis suppression of placental immune-gene networks predicted higher anxiety in children.