Scientists reveal ‘overlooked’ GENETIC link to schizophreni­­a and depression

Scientists reveal ‘overlooked’ GENETIC link to schizophreni­­a and depression
 

Experts hope the finding could pave the way for the development of new drugs to treat the condition.
The team, from the University of Aberdeen, followed on from a previous unexpected finding by the same team two years ago that linked a poorly-understood gene with mental health disorders.
The 2014 study looked at five groups of patients and identified that a mutation of the gene ULK4 was found far more frequently in patients with schizophrenia.
The same mutation was also found in some people with bipolar disorder, depression and autism.
Dr Bing Lang from the University’s Institute of Medical... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Health, Views: 36
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