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Researchers Identify New Genes Linked With Schizophrenia Risk in First-of-Its-Kind Study

Researchers have made an important discovery about the causes of schizophrenia, a disease related to dementia or fragmented mentality.   Researchers have identified two genes associated with the disease as well as a third gene that carries the risk of schizophrenia and autism. Scientists involved in this research believes, this discovery can go a long way in finding a cure for these kind of diseases. Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine found that these harmful genes are almost the same in every ethnic or racial group. The findings of this research were published in Nature Genetics . According to an estimate, about one percent of people worldwide suffering from schizophrenia. The scientists identified two risky genes, SRRM2 and AKAP11, based on a comparative analysis of gene sequencing from individuals with schizophrenia and healthy individuals. It compared a dataset of 35,828 patients with schizophrenia to 107,877 healthy or control groups and included a variety of

People Taking Both Doses Against COVID-19 Also Develop Immunity Against Other Viruses

If you have been infected with the corona virus once and have also taken both doses of the vaccine, then you have been protected from other virus infections including corona.

This has been said in a study published in the medical journal The Lancet Infectious Disease. Researchers micro-analyzed the health data of the people of Brazil during 2020-21. It is known that Brazil had the highest number of deaths after America.

In this study, researchers found that people who had already been infected with COVID-19, developed immunity to 90%, preventing death due to Pfizer and astrazeneca vaccines. In the context of China's CoronaVac, this figure was 81%, while it was 58% in the case of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine.

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Pramod Kumar Garg at Translational Health and Technology Institute says, 'The combined immunity created due to the natural ability of the corona and the immunity from the vaccine will not only help in protecting against this virus in the long term but also from other types of viruses.

Another study similar to that of Lancent was also conducted in Sweden. In which it was found that people who had recovered from COVID-19 had the ability to protect against this virus for 20 months. Those who took both doses of the vaccine against corona had a 66% lower risk of infection.

According to the study published in Qatar, the hybrid vaccine proved to be very effective on Omicron. It said that the hybrid dose increased immunity against Omicron BA.2 by up to 52%.

But for those who had previously been infected with corona virus, this immunity increased by 77%.

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