Basic Research

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...
John A. Gray, M.D., Ph.D., of University of California, San Francisco, Expert on Schizophrenia
John A. Gray, M.D., Ph.D.
June 20, 2013
Though the underlying causes of schizophrenia are poorly understood, there is a growing body of research implicating abnormalities in the function of NMDARs (N...
NARSAD Grantee Kirsty Spalding, Ph.D. from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, Expert on depression and brain research
Kirsty Spalding, Ph.D.
June 18, 2013
It was believed for a long time that the human brain didn’t change much once mature. That belief has been turned on its head over the course of the past...

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