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2016-12-17

Plasma metabolites related to the severity of depression and suicidal ideation identified

A step toward to the development of objective diagnosis methods for depression

A group of researchers discovered metabolites related to SI and that metabolites varied by symptom, such as feeling of guilty and SI. Based on this gr...

2016-11-4

Discovery of partial action mechanism of drugs for treating treatment-resistant schizophrenia

Will lead to the development of biomarker for predicting response to therapy

A group of researchers performed research in order to clarify the molecular mechanism behind differences in response to clozapine therapy in monozygot...

2016-8-17

Quality of sleep easily quantifiable by applying cool gel sheet to the forehead

Real-time monitoring of brain waves over the internet to become a reality

In a joint research project, it was confirmed that it was possible to perform wireless measurement of brain waves during sleep simply by letting a sub...

2016-5-30

Research on effects of guidelines for dissemination and education of psychiatric care begins

A big step towards better medical care through education for psychiatrists

A group of researchers began a research project, “Effectiveness of Guideline for Dissemination and Education in psychiatric treatment (EGUIDE),” in wh...

2016-2-10

Risk allele for side effects induced by Clozapine identified

A stepping stone towards safe and appropriate treatment for patients

A group of researchers conducted a genome-wide pharmacogenomic analysis and detected a significant association of HLA-B*59:01 with Clozapine-induced a...

2016-2-3

Elucidation of how abnormalities in intracellular protein trafficking interfere with higher brain functions

Will lead to the development of new therapeutic medicines for neuropsychiatric disorders

A group of researchers found the mechanism for regulating synaptic functions via intracellular protein trafficking and revealed that abnormalities in ...

2016-1-19

Key findings -- Discovery of the characteristics of subcortical regions in schizophrenia

The existence of an asymmetry for globus pallidus volume

A research group replicated prior findings that the volume of globus pallidus (one of the basal ganglia in the brain) in schizophrenia was larger tha...

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