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    New leads on hushing the “voices” of schizophrenia

    A missing gene and the resulting slow connection between brain structures may leave individuals vulnerable to the “voices” that are a common symptom of schizophrenia.

    Brain circuit problem likely sets stage for the “voices” that are symptom of schizophrenia

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists report that a disruption in a brain circuit may contribute to the auditory hallucinations of schizophrenia. (Stanislav Zakharenko, MD, PhD)

    Turning scientific beliefs upside-down

    St. Jude investigators disprove a century-old theory, turning established scientific beliefs on their heads. This exciting discovery may someday have applications for such diseases as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

    Zakharenko wins institution's first Searle Award

    Stanislav Zakharenko, MD, PhD, Developmental Neurobiology, has been named a 2006 Searle Scholar, joining 15 of the country's most promising young scientists.

    Genetic disruption contributes to schizophrenia

    Disrupting the normal interaction between the genes PRODH and COMT contributes to major symptoms of schizophrenia by upsetting the balance of the brain chemicals glutamate and dopamine.