Monday, February 10, 2014

New risk factor discovered from schizophrenia

Recently the researchers from University of Aberdeen have a link between the unstudied gene and schizophrenia. The study has been published in the Journal of Cell Science. The research has also discovered a link between the similar gene, the bipolar disorder, depression and autism. Researchers have also found evidence the ULK4 controls important signal pathways with the nerve cells. As per the research it has been found that the five major issues cohorts help the scientist to understand the gene ULK4. This was never associated with mental health issues. The first author of the research, Dr Bing Lang, Research Fellow from the University of Aberdeen, explains, “Schizophrenia is a severe psychiatric disorder affecting about 1% of the population. Genetics are estimated to be between 60 and 80% responsible for the condition, but very few specific susceptibility genes for schizophrenia have been firmly confirmed in humans.”

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