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New local research partnership will develop mental illness therapies
New local research partnership will develop mental illness therapies

There is little doctors can do for those suffering serious brain injuries from car crashes, athletics and battle, other than wait and treat the symptoms, but a unique collaboration between those who study mental illness and those who treat the disorders offers hope for new therapies. The first goal of the new Towson-based institute formed by researchers at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development and doctors at Sheppard Pratt Health System is to reformulate an old Parkinson's drug to soothe aggression and aid memory in people suffering from such brain injuries. Officials expect the new institute, announced Wednesday, to eventually translate discoveries of their own and others in...

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