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Zen Vuong

Zen Vuong

Zen Vuong is a USC media relations writer who covers health and medical research. Before joining USC, she was a science writer at the Pasadena Star-News.

Stories by Zen Vuong:

colorful trachtography imaging of brain with schizophrenia
Fiber pathways in the brain are altered in schizophrenia, a mental illness in which patients may experience hallucinations, psychosis and depression. (Courtesy of Paul Thompson, Neda Jahanshad and Conor Corbin, USC Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute)

Schizophrenia disrupts the brain’s entire communication system, researchers say

Wiring is frayed in more than just one region, according to a new international study — the largest analysis of white matter to date — by USC and other institutions.