School of Medicine researchers identify schizophrenia genes
Researchers at the University, in collaboration with an international consortium of geneticists and clinicians from Switzerland, France, Greece and Germany, are working to understand the genetic basis of schizophrenia by sequencing those blueprints of the human genome for individuals diagnosed with the disorder, along with those of his or her healthy parents. They have identified 18 different genes that possibly influence the incidence of schizophrenia.
OPPORTUNITY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH AT WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources (Statler) and the School of Medicine (SoM), we are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to stimulate externally funded collaborative biomedical engineering research.
Autism Brain-Study Underway at WVU
The Center for Disease Control reports that one in 68 children in the U.S. will have autism. That number jumps to 1 in 42 if we’re just talking about boys. And the risk increases if you already a have a child with autism. In West Virginia, new research is underway to try to get at how the autistic mind ticks.