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Pivotal Brain Processor Decreased In Schizophrenia; Lower Levels Could Explain Disruption In Mental Function

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August 15, 2002
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University Of California - Irvine
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Levels of a pivotal signal processor in the brain are reduced significantly in people with schizophrenia, a study by scientists at UC Irvine, Weill Cornell Medical College and Rockefeller University has found.

Irvine, Calif. -- Levels of a pivotal signal processor in the brain are reduced significantly in people with schizophrenia, a study by scientists at UC Irvine, Weill Cornell Medical College and Rockefeller University has found. The findings suggest that the processor, which helps regulate key neurotransmitters in an area of the brain linked to schizophrenia, could eventually play a key role in reversing the brain dysfunctions associated with the disease. The study appears in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.


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University Of California - Irvine. (2002, August 15). Pivotal Brain Processor Decreased In Schizophrenia; Lower Levels Could Explain Disruption In Mental Function. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/08/020815073035.htm
University Of California - Irvine. "Pivotal Brain Processor Decreased In Schizophrenia; Lower Levels Could Explain Disruption In Mental Function." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/08/020815073035.htm (accessed April 21, 2014).

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