Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies reported in the journal Nature that they were able to turn skin cells taken from patients with schizophrenia into induced pluripotent stem cells, which were developed into neurons, allowing them to compare neuronal connections between healthy and diseased nerve cells. They think the iPS cells could be used as models that would allow experts to further study the psychiatric illness and test the efficacy of drug candidates for the disease.

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