Muscarinic Receptor Deficits in Schizophrenia
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- PhD, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
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The brains of patients with schizophrenia show a number of abnormalities, including in their muscarinic system. The muscarinic system is critical to cognition and may well be vital for patients symptoms, but we have previously only been able to assess muscarinic changes post mortem. However, we have developed a new way of brain scanning that will allow us to assess their muscarinic receptors in life. We plan to recruit a cohort of patients with schizophrenia, characterise them clinically and test them cognitively, before scanning them, to see if the abnormalities we anticipate in their muscarinic system are associated with their cognitive deficits and clinical symptoms.
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