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A New Route to Treating Schizophrenia?

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Science  28 Aug 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5381, pp. 1264-1265
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5381.1264

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Last month's shootings of two Capitol Hill police officers were a sad reminder of how far we are from a cure for schizophrenia, the debilitating mental illness that plagues the alleged murderer. But work described in this issue suggests a new approach to schizophrenia drugs that may someday lead to better therapies for the condition, which afflicts 1% of the population of the United States alone.