Basic Research

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

NARSAD Grantee, Melissa Bauman, Ph.D. of UC Davis, Expert in Autism Research
Melissa Bauman, Ph.D.
July 15, 2013
NARSAD Grantees from the University of California-Davis (UC-Davis) MIND Institute discovered that specific combinations of antibodies cross the placenta during...
Emily G. Severance, Ph.D. of Johns Hopkins University, expert on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
Emily G. Severance, Ph.D.
July 05, 2013
People with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have heightened sensitivities to certain foods, such as wheat glutens, that may leak from the gastrointestinal (...
Joseph T. Coyle, M.D., of Harvard-affiliated McClean Hospital, a schizophrenia expert
Joseph T. Coyle, M.D.,
June 27, 2013
Some scientists suspect that the debilitating symptoms of schizophrenia  emerge from problems with a brain chemical called glutamate. Although glutamate drives...
David J. Porteous, Ph.D., of the University of Edinburgh, U.K., Expert on schizophrenia
David J. Porteous, Ph.D.
June 24, 2013
Many genes have come to the attention of mental illness researchers because tiny variations in them appear to increase the risk of mental illness. But one gene...
Vinod Menon, Ph.D., professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Stanford University School of Medicine, an autism expert
Vinod Menon, Ph.D.
June 21, 2013
  It has been known for more than fifty years that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often appear indifferent to human voices, but it has not been...

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