Discoveries

Eric R. Kandel, M.D.
Eric R. Kandel, M.D.
January 19, 2012
Despite the halting progress, so far, in developing drugs to combat memory loss in old age, there is something profoundly uplifting about the great discovery...
Mary F. Brunette, M.D., Assoc. Prof., Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School
Mary F. Brunette, M.D.
January 19, 2012
People with mental illness tend to smoke more than the general population. One reason that has been suggested is the self-medication effect. Research has...
Eric R. Kandel, M.D.
Eric R. Kandel, M.D.
January 19, 2012
Imagine that you are standing on a busy city street corner and you gather together the first 100 passersby who are precisely 70 years old. “In this randomly...
Kate D. Fitzgerald, M.D., Assistant Prof., Psychiatry, University of Michigan
Kate D. Fitzgerald, M.D.
January 19, 2012
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the most severe of the anxiety disorders, is characterized by recurrent, intrusive thoughts or obsessions—irrational fears...
Deborah E. Barnes, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of California, San Francisco
Deborah E. Barnes, Ph.D., M.P.H.
January 19, 2012
Cognitive abilities tend to decline with age. Although there is considerable variability in degree from one person to another, a large percentage of the very...

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