Volume 85 Issue 4 | p. 36 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 22, 2007

Possible biomarkers for schizophrenia

Department: Science & Technology

Biomarkers found in blood could lead to the development of a simple lab test for schizophrenia. The disease, which doesn't have a known cause, is currently diagnosed by clinicians who assess a patient's behavioral abnormalities and other symptoms. Sabine Bahn of the University of Cambridge and her colleagues there and at the University of Cologne, in Germany, report that people with schizophrenia have multiple protein abnormalities in their red blood cells and in liver . . .

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