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RESEARCHERS have contributed to a global study which has identified 83 genes associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, which could mean earlier detection or new cures for the illness in the long run.
Current medications treat the symptoms of schizophrenia but do not address the causes. Treatment options are limited because the biological causes of schizophrenia have not been understood, said the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) and the Genome Institute of Singapore, where the five Singapore researchers involved are from.
“The latest findings point to biological mechanisms and pathways that underlie schizophrenia and could lead to new approaches to treating the disorder,” said Adjunct Associate Professor Sim Kang of IMH. — The Singapore Straits Times / Asia News Network
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