Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been used successfully for 70 years to relieve symptoms of major depression. Remarkably, though, precise details about how it acts on the brain to produce this effect was unknown—until...
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Researchers led by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation 2010 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Frederick C. Nucifora, Jr., Ph.D., D.O., M.H.S. have identified a rare gene mutation in a family with a high rate of...
With support from a 2011 Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant, Akira Sawa, M.D., Ph.D. and Johns Hopkins University colleagues have shown that when mice with a genetic...
A recent study published online on Jan. 16 and scheduled for print publication in the Feb. 2013 issue of Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry shows that some children may “grow out of” autism or go on to function...
A new study published in the Jan. 17 issue of Cell explores the contribution of microRNAs (non-coding Ribonucleic acid) to 22q11.2 deletion syndrome - a genetic predictor of a variety of illnesses and conditions including...