BioZoom nr. 1, 2015



The image shows migration of patient-derived neural progenitor cells from a sphere of neurons. Using new stem cell technology, scientists at the Salk Institute have shown that neurons generated from the skin cells of people with schizophrenia behave strangely in early development, providing a way to detect and treat the disease early. The study, published in April 2015's Molecular Psychiatry, support the theory that the neurological dysfunction in schizophrenia may begin in the brains of babies still in the womb. Contact: Kristen Brennand, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.


Credit: Image published by Salk Institute for Biological Studies.