Basic Research

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

William Kyle Simmons, Ph.D., of the Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Oklahoma, Research expert in eating disorders
William K. Simmons, Ph.D.
September 30, 2013
The human brain does many amazing things. One of them is taking in continuous streams of data from the external senses―such as sight, sound, smell―and...
Kevin G. Bath, Ph.D., of Brown University, expert in mental illness research
Kevin G. Bath, Ph.D.
September 20, 2013
Kevin G. Bath, Ph.D., of Brown University, used his 2010 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant to study the role of stress and gender differences in the development...
Anju Vasudevan, Ph.D., Brain Research Expert and Schizophrenia Expert
Anju Vasudevan, Ph.D.
September 10, 2013
In the continuing search for glitches in brain development that may give rise later on to serious illnesses such as schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder (...
Dr. Eric R. Kandel, Brain Research Expert
Eric R. Kandel, M.D.
September 09, 2013
Foundation Scientific Council member, Eric R. Kandel, M.D., highlights the necessity―as well as the increasing sophistication of―a scientific approach in...
Sarah Leibowitz, Ph.D., of the Rockefeller University, expert on substance abuse and addiction
Sarah Leibowitz, Ph.D.
September 06, 2013
Experts know that smoking during pregnancy increases risks for premature birth, miscarriage and low birth weight of infants, but also for tobacco and alcohol...

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