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Schizophrenia Mouse

December 29, 2006

Scientists at John Hopkins have announced the creation of a new researchers admitted that “Rodent models of schizophrenia have significant limitations. The neuronal circuits affected in people are more complex than the analogous circuits in rodents. In particular, the relative size of the prefrontal cortex that is involved in the cognitive deficits is much smaller in rodents than in primates. Some of the cognitive symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions are impossible to address.”

Personally, I can’t get too excited because (as you may already know) I am a big believer in the developmental nature of schizophrenia. But, as always, I wish them luck as I am happy to be proven wrong.

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One comment

  1. Oh wait. Yes, I have. I’m sorry, but I just don’t have it in me right now to type it all out again. Besides, it was just ramblings anyway. You didn’t want to hear me go on and on about this, right?



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