Cigarettes are among the most addictive agents known. However, tests with laboratory animals suggest this may not be the effect of nicotine alone, but that one or more of the other constituents in tobacco smoke may be...
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Isolated populations with relatively homogeneous gene pools make excellent natural laboratories for genetic research. One such study examines the genetics of schizophrenia. This research focuses on the descendents of a...
One in five adolescents in the U.S. aged 17 and under uses illicit drugs; one in three drinks alcohol, and of those, one in 10 binge drink. Particularly problematic at a time when their brains are still developing, these...
According to the research of Chiara Nosarti, Ph.D., babies born prematurely appear to have an increased risk for developing mental illness, including schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder. Dr. Nosarti led a team...
Like most researchers, Schahram Akbarian, M.D., two-time NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee, winner of the prestigious Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Klerman Prize and a member of its Scientific Council, has a...