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How an unlikely cellular 'antenna' can impair brain development

20:00 EDT 6 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(University of North Carolina Health Care) An antenna-like structure on cells, once considered a useless vestige, can cause defects in the brain's wiring similar to what's seen in autism, schizophrenia, and other disorders. In the lab, UNC scientists prevented defects by restoring signaling though these structures called primary cilia.

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