New paper shows link between elevated immune cell activity and schizophrenia

We have a new paper in the American Journal of Psychiatry showing that immune cell (microglial) activity is elevated in people with schizophrenia and at ultra high risk of psychosis. It is the cover article and the subject of an editorial, and is featured  BBC News, Imperial College London news, MRC News and New Scientist.

Microglial activity in people at ultra high risk of psychosis and in schizophrenia: an [11C]PBR28 PET brain imaging study.
Bloomfield, P. S., Selvaraj, S., Veronese, M., Rizzo, G., Bertoldo, A., Owen, D. R., Bloomfield, M. A. P., Bonoldi, I., Kalk, N., Turkheimer, F., McGuire, P., de Paola, V.*, Howes, O. D.* (2016). The American Journal of Psychiatry 173, 44-52.
*Co-senior authors
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