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Repurposed dietary supplement treats schizophrenia in mice

A new study has demonstrated how a dietary supplement could be used to promote the growth of cellular skeletons in the neurons of schizophrenia patients

Through experiments on mice, scientists in Japan believe they have happened upon a new drug to tackle schizophrenia, and one that is already approved for use as a dietary supplement. The repurposed drug appears to work by safeguarding the construction of the cellular skeleton of neurons, with mice with a genetic mutation that causes schizophrenia found to exhibit normal behaviors after being treated with the compound.

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