Schizophrenia

  • South Africa admits error over 'schizophrenic' Mandela signer 13-12-2013 09:57 AM

    Johannesburg: A South African sign-language interpreter accused of miming nonsense as world leaders paid tribute to Nelson Mandela defended himself as a "champion" signer on Thursday but said he suffered a schizophrenic episode during the event. The interpreter, 34-year-old Thamsanqa Jantjie, told Johannesburg's Star newspaper he started hearing voices and...
  • Scientists grow 'mini human brains' from stem cells 30-08-2013 02:18 AM

    Scientists have grown the first mini human brains in a laboratory and say their success could lead to new levels of understanding about the way brains develop and what goes wrong in disorders like schizophrenia and autism. Researchers based in Austria started with human stem cells and created a culture...
  • Tiny shocks help schizophrenics do better 01-08-2011 11:53 AM

    Sydney: Brain function in schizophrenia improves after being subjected to very mild, painless electrical currents through electrodes on the scalp. In a recent study using a technique called transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), scientists from Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) have shown that brain function in schizophrenics can improve after applying...
  • Cause of schizophrenia found? 12-01-2011 03:07 PM

    Washington: In what could be a possible cause of schizophrenia, scientists claim to have found a link between the condition and trapped brain cells that are unable to reach the cortex, the brain's outer part. A new study, led by University of New South Wales, has claimed that brain cells...
  • Brain scans may help predict schizophrenia 23-12-2010 04:14 PM

    New Delhi: Simple brain scans can help predict the onset of schizophrenia in young people with a family history of the disease, scientists have claimed. A team from the University of Edinburgh found that the brains of people who go on to develop schizophrenia suffer from an accelerated shrinking before...
  • Aamir and Faisal Khan: The fallout of two brothers 05-11-2007 12:33 AM

    Hyderabad: New Zealand is looking at a first innings total of more than 500 runs on Saturday to exert pressure on the Indians batting line up in the second cricket Test, said opener Martin Guptill, who hit a patient 85 here on Friday. Starting the series as rank outsiders, New...
  • Fertility clock ticks for men, too 28-02-2007 11:43 PM

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  • Living life with split personality 05-01-2007 10:28 PM

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  • Brain scan helps predict schizophrenia 07-12-2006 03:56 PM

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