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Can we treat schizophrenia in the womb?

Published November 21, 2017

An article in Newsweek reports on a new study by Michal Stachowiak, professor of pathology and anatomical science in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, that uses cerebral organoids, or mini brains, to understand the cause of schizophrenia. The article notes that after growing the mini brains, the research group saw architectural difference in the cortex: immature cells that would one day turn into neurons were spreading out in too many directions with too much distance between them. “I think for the first time we have a proper experimental tool to try to see if we can either correct or prevent some of these events,” he said.

Read more: http://www.newsweek.com/what-causes-mental-illness-scientists-hope-lab-grown-mini-brains-will-help-715426

Articles also appeared on Yahoo News in the U.S. and UK, Raw Story and Medical Xpress
https://www.yahoo.com/news/causes-mental-illness-scientists-hope-110109627.html
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/causes-mental-illness-scientists-hope-110109627.html
https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/what-are-the-origins-of-mental-illness/
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-11-schizophrenia-early-pregnancy-mini-brain.html

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