New MRI Scans May Predict Those At Risk for Schizophrenia

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New MRI scans are able to identify abnormal brain wiring in people that impacts communication between parts of the brain.

New scanning methods which map the wiring of the brain could provide a valuable new tool to predict people at risk of schizophrenia, according to a new study.

Scientists have long known that the symptoms of schizophrenia are partly explained by disordered connectivity in the brain.

Now, a team of scientists from Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC), the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London and the University of Bristol, have, for the first time, used magnetic resonance imaging to identify how the brains of young people, who have some of the symptoms of schizophrenia, are wired differently.

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