Saturday, February 19, 2005

153: Mice brains tell us about human schizophrenia

Researcher links schizophrenia, gene mutations | Science Blog:

By examining brain tissue from mice with various gene mutations, the researchers determined that the brain appears to compensate for the altered gene by becoming supersensitive to dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that allows people to move, think and feel.
Mice, people which is it? Both, thanks to evolution!