An Accurate Blood Test for Depression

June 12, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ridge Diagnostics (San Diego, CA) has developed a panel of nine blood biomarkers that has a 90% sensitivity and [MORE]

An Ear Plug for Depression

February 21, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ear bud light
For good reason, the Finns know about seasonal affective disorders.  Their long, dark winters seem to create [MORE]

Schizophrenia’s RNA Expression Pattern

December 13, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

A main aim of genetics in psychiatric epidemiology is to sort out much finer definitions of mental disorders beyond [MORE]

Markers of Depression

June 28, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Psychiatric disorders amply illustrate that “diseases” are intellectual artifacts which don’t exist naturally; the natural phenomenon is the mentally [MORE]

Texas Tele-Psychology

May 3, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Texas A&M University’s Counseling and Assessment Clinic (College Station, TX) and the Leon County Health Resource Center (Centerville, [MORE]

Robotic Toys for Autism Analysis

April 12, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos
Hybridizing research in computer science, robotics, and psychiatry, professor Nikolaos Papenikolopoulos heads a project at the University of [MORE]

Diagnosing Schizophrenia

March 15, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Jonathan Sebat, PhD
A research group at the University of California San Diego has identified a genetic mutation linked to [MORE]

Data Mining Depression

January 25, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Vincent Willem Van Gogh Depression
What will be the world’s leading cause of disability by 2020?  The World Health [MORE]

Mental Health Drug Discovery: From Probabilistic to Patient Focused Approaches

Mental health issues and substance abuse continues to be an underserved yet high unmet medical need.  Based on past and [MORE]

Biological Basis of Stress

July 27, 2010 | | Posted in Newsletter

Among many mysteries of molecular psychiatry, researchers have long wondered why females are more prone to depression and stress-related [MORE]

Predicting Suicide Risk

May 18, 2010 | | Posted in Newsletter

Brain Waves Display Suicide Ideation
As more people take antidepressant drugs, the known risk of suicide increases. The trick is [MORE]

Biomarkers for Schizophrenia

January 19, 2010 | | Posted in Newsletter

Even the tag “behavioral disorders”-meaning psychiatric diseases-is vague.  However, the search is now on to identify protein biomarkers in [MORE]

Imaging Inflammation in Brain Cells

December 14, 2009 | | Posted in Newsletter

Researchers at the University Medical Center in Groningen, The Netherlands have used positron emission tomography to show inflammation in the [MORE]