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Genetic analysis finds a neuroimmune view of schizophrenia
Posted on August 4, 2016 by Katherine Malanson | Categories: ND Final Project, ND Unit3, Neurological Disorders | | Add comment |

[describe image in words]Synapses in human neurons. Heather de Rivera, McCarroll lab

Genetic analysis, involving nearly 65,000 people, finds a surprising risk factor for schizophrenia — a variation in an immune molecule best known for its role in containing infection. The findings, published in the journal Nature, also support the emerging idea that schizophrenia is a disease of synaptic pruning, and could lead to new approaches to treating this devastating illness.

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