Schizophrenia mutation linked to working memory deficits

Posted: April 6, 2010

A recent article posted on Sciencedaily.com discussed research done by the National Institute of Mental Health which demonstrated that the mutation linked to Schizophrenia also causes impaired brain connections and working memory deficits.

Researchers Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., Joseph Gogos, M.D., Ph.D., Maria Karayiorgou, M.D., and Columbia University colleagues, genetically engineered mice to possess the genetic mutation linked to schizophrenia and tested them for working memory deficits. The findings were published in the April 1, 2010 issue of the journal Nature.

This article highlights the importance of working memory and the many problems associated with a deficit.

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