THE COMPLEMENT CASCADE, CORTICAL THINNING AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF PSYCHOSIS

Grant number: 1159674 | Funding period: 2019 - 2023

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Abstract

Schizophrenia is a complex disorder with devastating consequences to those that experience it. Despite over a century of research we are still not clear what biological factors influence the disorder. This research will investigate the role of a specific component of the immune system, called complement proteins, in the blood and brain of schizophrenia patients and how they impact patient outcomes. This research will improve our understanding of the biological factors involved in schizophrenia.

University of Melbourne Researchers