In 2008, Scientific Council Members Mary-Claire King, Ph.D. from the University of Washington—widely known for her discovery of a mutation in a gene she named BRCA1 that led to powerful breast cancer diagnostics—and...
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25 Years of Breakthroughs
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Awards Dinner in October, 2012
Arturas Petronis, M.D., Ph.D. from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, led researchers in a study, discovering that biochemical (or ‘epigenetic’) changes can impact the ‘expression’ of genes common in...
NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantees, Husseini Manji, M.D. and Carlos Zarate, M.D. discovered that a common breast cancer drug called tamoxifen can also be used to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder during the manic...
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) was invented in the late 1980s, however it was not used to treat depression-resistant patients until Scientific Council Member, Helen Mayberg, M.D. began testing it out in 2003. Her research...
In 2006, Scientific Council Member, Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D. and a team of researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), discovered that the presence of a gene known as neuregulin 1 increases the...