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Scientists reveal a molecule that may underpin neurological disorders

(University of Tokyo) Scientists from Japan have identified a molecule that aids a crucial 'pruning' process in the brain that, if malfunctioning, could lead to disorders such as autism and dementia. These results provide new insights into the role of progranulin, a protein, in the developing brain, suggesting that progranulin signaling may one day become a potential therapeutic target for neuropsychiatric disorders.
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