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Scientists open the ‘black box’ of schizophrenia with dramatic genetic discovery

For the first time, scientists have pinned down a molecular process in the brain that helps to trigger schizophrenia. The researchers involved in the landmark study, which was published Wednesday in the journal Nature, say the discovery of this new genetic pathway probably reveals what goes wrong neurologically in a young person diagnosed with the devastating disorder

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Cells in your brain acting as little micro-gardeners? It's true! A recent article from Fast Company explains “synaptic pruning” as being when the microglial cells in your brain and how they act as gardeners and prune away synaptic connections so there’s room for new ones to form. And the key to proper brain maintenance? Sleep and mindfulness. Read on!