Basic Research

- to understand what happens in the brain to cause mental illness

Melanie Föcking, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Melanie Föcking, Ph.D.
August 27, 2014
In the brain’s communication system, nerve cells transmit messages across the synapse, the minute gap between cells. On the receiving end, the postsynaptic...
Bradley S. Peterson, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on autism
Bradley S. Peterson, M.D., Ph.D.
August 22, 2014
In research published online Thursday, August 21st in Neuron, a team of researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), including 2010 NARSAD...
Denis Jabaudon, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on mental illness
Denis Jabaudon, M.D., Ph.D.
August 19, 2014
There is a growing body of evidence that what happens to us early in life—beginning before birth and continuing into childhood—has important consequences on...
Carlos A. Zarate, M.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Carlos A. Zarate, M.D.
August 15, 2014
Has brain research scientifically proven that major depression is a brain disorder? The short answer to this is yes. Research suggests that major depression is...
Michael M. Halassa, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on autism
Michael M. Halassa, M.D., Ph.D.
August 15, 2014
Mental illness is increasingly believed to be caused by malfunctioning circuitry in the brain. In newly published research led by Michael M. Halassa, M.D., Ph....

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