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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

New Functioning of Cells That Play Key Role in Brain Development Revealed

In a new study, researchers have discovered the functioning of the cells found in our brain, which make up almost half of our brain. The study was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

Scientists say that in this research done on mice, the discovery of new functions of cells called astrocytes will give a new direction to neuroscience research.

With the help of the findings from this study, it will help in finding effective treatments for Epilepsy, Alzheimer's, Brain stroke and other neuro-related diseases.

Researchers have also studied how astrocytes interact with neurons. Neurons are the fundamental cells of the brain and nervous system that receive inputs.

Neurons send messages to different parts of the body through complex electrical and chemical signals. Till now scientists believed that astrocytes are important but their role in this process is less.

It is now found that astrocytes direct the growth of axons which are elongated and thin and receive electrical impulses. 

It also controls neurotransmitters and chemicals that transfer electrical signals to the brain and nervous system.

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