Faulty support cells disrupt communication in brains of people with schizophrenia

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 15:32 in Health & Medicine

New research has identified the culprit behind the wiring problems in the brains of people with schizophrenia. When researchers transplanted human brain cells generated from individuals diagnosed with childhood-onset schizophrenia into mice, the animal's nerve cell networks did not mature properly and the mice exhibited the same anti-social and anxious behaviors seen in people with the disease.

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