Basic Research

Joseph D. Buxbaum, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior scientific council member on autism
Joseph D. Buxbaum, Ph.D.
August 01, 2014
What are the greatest risk factors for autism? Are they genetic or environmental? If genetic, does the risk come from inherited mutations or from ones that...
Jacek Debiec, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on ptsd
Jacek Debiec, M.D., Ph.D.
July 28, 2014
One important way that children, including infants, learn how to respond to their environment—for instance, what is “safe” and what is “dangerous”—is by taking...
Gerard Clarke, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on anxiety
Gerard Clarke, Ph.D.
July 23, 2014
In recent years, scientific literature has exploded with articles about the role of the enormous population of bacteria that colonize the gastrointestinal...
Michael O’Donovan, M.D., Ph.D., expert schizophrenia researcher
Michael O’Donovan, M.D., Ph.D.
July 22, 2014
Some questions in science are solved by a few pioneers toiling in their laboratories, but others depend on huge international teams. In the past several years...
Gavin Rumbaugh, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on general mental illness
Gavin Rumbaugh, Ph.D.
July 14, 2014
A mutation in a gene called Syngap1 is known to disrupt early brain development, resulting in various severe cognitive and behavioral disabilities. Research...

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