NEUROINFLAMMATION IN SCHIZOPHRENIA

Grant number: 1065742 | Funding period: 2014 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

This project will investigate whether brain inflammation contributes to progressive brain volume loss in people with schizophrenia. Using novel brain scanning we will index whether brain cells involved in inflammation, called microglia, are in an activated state in people with schizophrenia. We expect microglia will be ‘activated’ in a subgroup of patients with schizophrenia, and will be related to progressive brain volume loss in these patients. This information will help us develop new treatments to prevent brain volume loss in the illness.

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