Let’s not miss a big clue! Embryonic precursor transplants in adult hippocampus

This 2014 rodent study induced “multiple psychosis-relevant phenotypes by disrupting specific functions of the hippocampus. The researchers then “cured” the brain disorders:

“Transplanting interneuron progenitors derived from the embryonic medial ganglionic eminence into adult hippocampus mitigates these abnormalities.”

However, full function of the hippocampus wasn’t restored.


I disagree that this study’s findings:

“Support a rationale for targeting limbic cortical interneuron function in the prevention and treatment of schizophrenia.”

People with schizophrenia aren’t lab rats and shouldn’t be treated as such, in my opinion. They often don’t need something externally done to them to recover from brain disorders.

Doesn’t the fact that embryonic precursors to the adult brain helped “cure” the abnormalities tell us where to look for the disorders’ beginnings? Let’s not miss a big clue as to when brain disorders may start.

http://www.pnas.org/content/111/20/7450.full “Interneuron precursor transplants in adult hippocampus reverse psychosis-relevant features in a mouse model of hippocampal disinhibition”

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