Marathon Morning: Running For Schizophrenia As Federal Funds Dwindle

Dr. Robert Laitman forgot to wear his special marathon watch this morning. But that, he says, is just another reflection of how this, his thirteenth Boston Marathon, is different: This year, what matters is not his time, but the money he hopes to raise for a schizophrenia genetics lab at McLean Hospital, to help fill gaping gaps in its research budget as federal funds dry up. Rob is running as part of "Team Daniel," named for his son, Daniel, who has schizophrenia. The broader story: Federal budget cuts imperil critical research, including on schizophrenia, which affects 1% of the population. In case you missed our full post on Friday, please read it here.

This program aired on April 18, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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