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Scientific image of a synapse from a fruit fly
A neuromuscular synapse in the fruit fly Drosophila immunostained with antibodies that recognize the neuronal membrane in blue, active zones in green and neurotransmitter receptors in red. (Image/Courtesy of Dion Dickman)

How the brain maintains moderation could offer answers to schizophrenia, other diseases

USC Dornsife neuroscientist studies the way nerve cells maintain normal levels of communication, giving insight into how some diseases arise — and might be treated.