Scientists from tel Aviv University have developed a new method whereby are given the opportunity to make a diagnosis of schizophrenia on the basis is taken from the nasal cavity to the olfactory receptors.
The researchers compared samples of olfactory neurons taken from 25-and people suffering from mental disorders, and 25 healthy people. Receptors were taken under local anaesthesia using a scraping from the nasal cavity. According to Israeli experts, these cells give an idea of what processes occur in the brain cells.
The analysis showed that those suffering from schizophrenia people have 3, so-called genetic switch, which are responsible for this mental disorder. Thanks to them activated genes associated with schizophrenia. It should be noted that today doctors diagnose schizophrenia on the basis of subjective assessment of the internal sensations of the patient. The new method will allow us to put a more accurate diagnosis.