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Study: Gene mutation may be key to schizophrenia

from Reuters Health via Medscape

A genetic mutation linked to schizophrenia appears to disrupt communication between the two areas of the brain believed to be responsible for memory and may be an underlying cause of the brain disorder, researchers suggested in a study published in Nature. The study found that a genetic mutation, known as 22q11 deletion and common in schizophrenia patients, hinders communication between the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex. more


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