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Sun May 29, 2016, 06:48 PM

Brains Of People With Schizophrenia Attempt Self-Repair: Study


Schizophrenia is a mysterious, misunderstood mental illness without a full cure. However, researchers from the United Kingdom and China may have found a clue that could help to understand it better.

According to Science Daily, a new study that looked at MRI scans shows that while schizophrenic participants showed a reduction in brain tissue volume, subtle increases in brain matter were seen in certain areas of the brain.

The study looked at the brains of 98 patients with schizophrenia and 83 patients without and used a technique called “covariance analysis” to record the amount of brain tissue.

“Our results highlight that despite the severity of tissue damage, the brain of a patient with schizophrenia is constantly attempting to reorganize itself, possibly to rescue itself or limit the damage,” said Dr. Lena Palaniyappan, an author on the study.

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http://gizmodo.com/brains-of-people-with-schizophrenia-attempt-self-repair-1779403065

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