psychological disorders

  • schizophrenia
    July 24, 2014  

    A study published this week found that at least 100 different genes are associated with the condition. Genetics have long been assumed to play a role, but for the first time researchers found that genes in the immune system are involved. Dr. Steven Hyman of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research joins Judy Woodruff to discuss new understanding of the disease as well as new opportunities. Continue reading

  • newswrapimage
    July 22, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, five days after a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over Eastern Ukraine, the remains of 200 of the 298 victims are awaiting transportation to the Netherlands. Neil Connery of Independent Television News reports from Ukraine. Also, researchers in the U.S. and U.K. say they’ve taken a “big step” toward developing future drug treatments for schizophrenia. Continue reading

  • October 8, 2007  

    This year’s Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to a trio of scientists who modify genes in mice. One of the recipients, Mario Capecchi, professor of biology and human genetics at the University of Utah, discusses his award-winning work. Continue reading