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Schizophrenia can be caused by structural abnormality in adolescent brain associated with genetic risk

Schizophrenia could be caused by a genetic mutation that causes a structural abnormality in the brain during adolescence. Therefore testing for the gene SLC39A8, and brain scans for schizophrenia could predict whether or not someone will develop it - researchers at the University of Warwick have found.

Wed 16 January 2019, 16:01 | Tags: Computer Science, Computers, Schizophrenia, Sciences

Brendon Batson OBE receives Honorary Degree from the University of Warwick

Brendon Batson OBE has today, the 16th January 2019, been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Warwick for his contribution to Football.

Wed 16 January 2019, 15:36 | Tags: University of Warwick, Honorary Graduates, graduates, Coventry

Double star system flips planet-forming disk into pole position

New research led by an astronomer at the University of Warwick has found the first confirmed example of a double star system that has flipped its surrounding disc to a position that leaps over the orbital plane of those stars.

Mon 14 January 2019, 17:22 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, Space

Thousands of stars turning into crystals

The first direct evidence of white dwarf stars solidifying into crystals has been discovered by astronomers at the University of Warwick, and our skies are filled with them.

Wed 09 January 2019, 18:05 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, Space

Discovered: different brain areas linked to smoking and drinking

Academics at the University of Warwick have found that low functional connectivity of the lateral orbitofrontal cortex that is associated with the tendency to smoke is associated with increased impulsiveness - which may contribute to the tendency to smoke. The high connectivity of the reward-related medial orbitofrontal cortex in drinkers may increase the tendency to be attracted to the reward of alcohol consumption.

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