Pilot study looking at the immune system in schizophrenia and comparing the healing processes in patients and healthy volunteers

Study code
CBR63

Lead researcher
Dr. Emilio Fernandez-Egea

Study type
Participant re-contact

Institution or company
University of Cambridge

Researcher type
Academic

Speciality area
Neurological Disorders

Recruitment Site
Cambridge

Summary

Earlier studies say that healing processes (like inflammation or immunity) are different in schizophrenia. We aim to study these processes in people suffering with psychosis and in the general population. We will be using novel technology to analyse cells and blood components.

This is a pilot study, which means that the data and results we will get are preliminary and will help us to develop better ideas of how to study this topic in the future.