Brain Matters

Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.
December 20, 2013
With support from a NARSAD Grant in 1996, Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues identified a novel transcription factor that determines the long-lasting...
Helen Mayberg, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Helen Mayberg, M.D.
December 19, 2013
In 1991, Foundation Scientific Council Member, Helen Mayberg, M.D., pioneered the use of positron emission tomography (PET) brain scanning technology to study...
Herbert Y. Meltzer, M.D. discovers clozapine works for treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients and to help reduce suicide
Herbert Y. Meltzer, M.D.
December 18, 2013
In our second year of grant-giving, 1988, Dr. Herbert Meltzer received a NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant to test his idea that clozapine might be a...
New research study on autism and schizophrenia presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Annual Meeting
December 17, 2013
It is well established that offspring of older men are at increased risk of developing mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder (ASD...
Matthew J. Kennedy, Ph.D., Expert on synaptic plasticity, schizophrenia and other brain and behavior disorders
Matthew J. Kennedy, Ph.D.
December 16, 2013
The strength of connections between neurons in the brain, a property called synaptic plasticity, plays a central role in learning, the formation of memories,...

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