Friday, March 12, 2010

Toward a cause of schizophrenia

I'd heard that kids of women who had the 1918 Spanish flu in the second trimester had an elevated incidence of schizophrenia. Now researchers have found that Rhesus monkeys born to mothers who had mild flu early in the third trimester had brain scans that look like humans with schizophrenia. Something during pregnancy does it.

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