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Sniffing Out Schizophrenia Using Nose Cell Samples

June 26, 2013
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The human nose may hold the key to diagnosing schizophrenia, according to a team of US-Israeli researchers. Extracting nerve cells from as close as possible to the brain, in the upper nasal cavity of the olfactory epithelium (OE), via a nasal swab, could allow the first ever biological diagnosis for schizophrenia, paving the way for early therapeutic intervention.
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