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Progress in refining the genetic causes of schizophrenia

31 August 2016

An international study led by the University of Exeter Medical School has made advances in understanding the ways in which genetic risk factors alter gene function in schizophrenia.

Evidence of changes to children's brain rhythms following 'brain training'

23 August 2016

New research questions the strong claims that have been made about the benefits of ‘brain training’ – enhanced mental skills, a boost to education, improved clinical outcomes and sharper everyday functioning.

Accumulation of a product of cell metabolism found to be linked with kidney tumour growth

31 August 2016

Researchers funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) have shown that when the metabolite fumarate accumulates in a hereditary form of renal cancer it leads to an epigenetic reprogramming that drives cancer, according to a study published in Nature.

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