Stem Cells Help Researchers Understand Schizophrenia

NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Dr. Kristen Brennand of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai led a team of scientists that discovered that neural cell models of schizophrenia, made using induced pluripotent cells derived from patients with schizophrenia, secrete increased amounts of three types of neurotransmitters commonly associated with many psychiatric disorders.

This research, published in Stem Cell Reports, could shed light into the chemical basis for this chronic and debilitating brain disorder.

 

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Neurobiology, Stem Cell Biology

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