Schizophrenia http://wunc.org en UNC Scientists Help Identify Genetic Markers For Schizophrenia http://wunc.org/post/unc-scientists-help-identify-genetic-markers-schizophrenia <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px;">Scientists have been working for decades to understand the underlying causes of schizophrenia, one of the most common and most debilitating mental disorders.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px;">This week, more than 300 researchers from around the world, including those at UNC-Chapel Hill, published a study that identifies more than 100 genetic markers tied to a risk for schizophrenia.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:17:16 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 39551 at http://wunc.org UNC Scientists Help Identify Genetic Markers For Schizophrenia Study Locates Possible Genetic Markers of Schizophrenia http://wunc.org/post/study-locates-possible-genetic-markers-schizophrenia <p></p><p>An international team of researchers has made landmark progress on the study of Schizophrenia.</p><p>A consortium co-founded by the University of North Carolina's Patrick Sullivan reports that it's identified 108 points of genetic variation in people with the illness.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:02:30 +0000 WUNC News 39529 at http://wunc.org Study Locates Possible Genetic Markers of Schizophrenia Why Schizophrenics Hear Voices http://wunc.org/post/why-schizophrenics-hear-voices <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 12pt"><a href="http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.shtml">Schizophrenia</a> is a frightening disease, characterized by audio and visual hallucinations. </span></p><p><span style="font-size: 12pt">A researcher at Duke University thinks he may have a clue as to how the auditory hallucinations occur. </span></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:54:24 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 24599 at http://wunc.org Why Schizophrenics Hear Voices