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Schizophrenia: It?s in the wiring of the brain

Just as wires must be insulated to effectively carry electrical impulses, nerve cells must be insulated by myelin to effectively transmit neural impulses. Using typical magnetic resonance imaging or MRI, one can visually distinguish parts of the brain that look white and parts that look gray. A new study has used two types of brain imaging to characterize abnormalities in the white matter in schizophrenia patients.
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