Basic Research

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

Xin Wang, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on autism
Xin Wang, Ph.D.
August 08, 2014
Neurons are the nerve cells known to be key players in the brain’s circuitry that enable us to perceive, sense, think, remember and behave. They respond to...
Zachary Kaminsky, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on mental illness
Zachary Kaminsky, Ph.D.
August 06, 2014
A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine may have discovered a game-changing chemical alteration to a gene that could enable...
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...

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