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Hopkins joins effort to develop method of testing drugs for mental illness

Hopkins joins effort to develop method of testing drugs for mental illness

Doctors say there aren't enough good options for treating patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but a new collaboration between scientists at several institutions and a pair of drug companies could lead to additional, and more effective, medications in coming years.

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego will lead the effort to build a stem cell-based method of assessing drugs for the widespread mental health disorders.

The project will be funded by a $15.4 million grant from a program at the National Institute of Mental Health created in 2013 to promote such...

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