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Autism and genetic discoveries: The search for clinical biomarkers
An article co-authored for MN Physician magazine by Madhumathi Rao, M.D., M.S. and Suma Jacob, M.D., Ph.D.
The golden age of computational psychiatry is within sight
Neuroplasticity-based treatments and computational neuroscience may hold some of the keys to unlocking the golden age of psychiatry.
New mental health service aims to reach people early
Chances for recovery are greater with timely treatment
At the U, we're building the top academic psychiatry unit in the Midwest
We must be vigilant about protecting the rights of all research volunteers.
Under new leader, U's psychiatry department shifting research
Industry-funded drug trials and the recruitment of hospitalized patients as research subjects have been curbed
Landmark Study Needs Participants
The goal of SPARK is to collect and analyze data about people with autism to advance understanding and research. Subjects and their close family members provide DNA samples so that researchers can pinpoint genetic causes of the disorder. In Minnesota, the study is led by Suma Jacob, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Minnesota.