COMMUNITY SITE: Schizophrenia Symposium

Science  28 Oct 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5748, pp. 597d
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5748.597d

Find out the conclusions of the latest study comparing different antipsychotic drugs, track down a potential collaborator in Italy, or discover what leading schizophrenia researchers have on their minds. You can do all this and more at the Schizophrenia Research Forum, which officially opened this week. Sponsored by the nonprofit National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression and the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, the diverse site is modeled on a meeting place for Alzheimer's researchers ( Features include a news section and interviews with scientists such as Robin Murray of the Institute of Psychiatry in London, who helped show that “obstetric events” such as premature birth boost the risk of schizophrenia. Visitors to the Idea Lab can bat around novel notions. Live chats with experts start next month, and a gene database is in the works.

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