Noemí Varela-Gómez

Learn More
BACKGROUND Cortical thickness measurement offers an index of brain development processes. In healthy individuals, cortical thickness is reduced with increasing age and is related to cognitive decline. Cortical thinning has been reported in schizophrenia. Whether cortical thickness changes differently over time in patients and its impact on outcome remain(More)
INTRODUCTION Dystrobrevin-binding protein 1 gene (dysbindin or DTNBP1) has been associated with schizophrenia and cognitive performance. Its expression in areas implicated in cognition such as the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, as well as its role in dopaminergic and glutamatergic system, has been replicated by several studies. The main aim of this study(More)
Schizophrenia patients typically present a widespread bilateral cortical thinning from the early stages of the illness. However, there is controversy whether this reduction in cortical thickness (CT) is static or progressive over the evolution of the disorder. Disrupted-in-Schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) is one of the main candidates genes for schizophrenia, as it(More)
  • 1