Schizophrenia Gene Linked With Abnormal Neurogenesis In Adult And Postnatal Brain, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine Study

Published: Sep 24, 2009

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ScienceDaily (Sep. 24, 2009) — Scientists now have a better understanding of a perplexing gene that is associated with susceptibility for a wide spectrum of severely debilitating mental illnesses. Two independent research studies published by Cell Press in the September 24th issue of the journal Neuron provide fascinating insight into the molecular mechanisms that link disrupted-in-schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) with the proper development and migration of neurons in the hippocampus, a brain area involved in learning and memory and associated with the pathology of schizophrenia.

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