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Meet the Researcher – Professor Sir Michael Owen

Meet the Researcher – Professor Sir Michael Owen

Posted on 5 July 2019 by Professor Michael Owen

Why did you choose to do research into mental health? Three things happened to me when I was a medical student that influenced my choice of career.  First, I discovered […]

Meet the Researcher – Professor Jeremy Hall

Meet the Researcher – Professor Jeremy Hall

Posted on 10 June 2019 by Professor Jeremy Hall

Why did you choose to do research into mental health? I was influenced by two things. The first was a fascination with the brain. The second was the obvious need […]

Revisiting and expanding the largest genetic study of schizophrenia

Revisiting and expanding the largest genetic study of schizophrenia

Posted on 27 February 2018 by Antonio Pardinas

In his short fiction “Blue Tigers”, the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges tells a story about trying to understand the unexpected. While tracking a fabled tiger in a remote region […]

MINDDS – a pan-European network for Neurodevelopmental Disorder research

MINDDS – a pan-European network for Neurodevelopmental Disorder research

Posted on 9 October 2017 by Professor Adrian Harwood

When we talk about ‘neurodevelopmental disorders’ (NDD), we refer to a wide range of mental health conditions united by an overlapping biology that arises from disrupted brain development.  It is […]

Schizophrenia: from new brain cells to the immune system

Schizophrenia: from new brain cells to the immune system

Posted on 8 June 2017 by Niels Haan

We still don’t really know much about one of the most common psychiatric diseases – schizophrenia. However, my research, and that of many others, shows things such as neurogenesis (formation […]

Perceptions of mental illness: Do biological explanations reduce stigma?

Perceptions of mental illness: Do biological explanations reduce stigma?

Posted on 28 March 2017 by Rachel Pass

This article first appeared on the braindomain.org Over the last few years there has been a drive in mental health research to find biological explanations for mental illnesses, both to […]

Schizophrenia from abnormal memory genes

Schizophrenia from abnormal memory genes

Posted on 17 February 2017 by Nicholas Clifton

For a disorder characterised by delusions, hallucinations and false beliefs, it may come as a surprise to know that schizophrenia is thought to originate from the abnormal processing of memories. […]

Is schizophrenia an autoimmune disease?

Is schizophrenia an autoimmune disease?

Posted on 20 December 2016 by Professor Paul Morgan

The concept that psychiatric diseases such as depression and schizophrenia might have an immune component dates back at least 40 years, with numerous studies providing evidence implicating the immune system […]

Schizophrenia and the paradoxes of insight

Schizophrenia and the paradoxes of insight

Posted on 27 October 2016 by Clara Humpston

When we think of the symptoms of schizophrenia, perhaps the first examples that emerge in our minds are the chaotic thoughts, disturbing suspicions and invisible voices tormenting the sufferer. These […]

Oxford Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Summer School

Oxford Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Summer School

Posted on 15 August 2016 by Hayley Moulding

The inherent association between sleep and mental health is one that has been dissed and dismissed in the past. Comments, anecdotes, alongside investigation and research has eluded to the role […]