Brain Matters

Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Mental Health
Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D.
September 07, 2016
Experiments in mice have given scientists a better understanding of how the brain curbs hunger after eating. The finding could help researchers find better...
Deveroux Ferguson, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Deveroux Ferguson, Ph.D.
September 01, 2016
A protein called SIRT1 may play an important role in regulating depression-like behaviors in a key “reward” region of the brain, according to a study published...
James B. Potash, M.D., M.P.H. - Brain & Behavior Research expert on bipolar disorder
James B. Potash, M.D., M.P.H.
August 30, 2016
Bipolar disorder runs in families, but researchers have struggled to identify specific genetic factors that put people at risk. Now, by scrutinizing the genes...
Lewis L. Judd, M.D.
Lewis L. Judd, M.D.
August 26, 2016
In a new study published July 15 in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers suggest that a checklist of 12 symptoms could help physicians predict which...
Sarah H. Lisanby, M.D. of the National Institute of Mental Health
Sarah H. Lisanby, M.D.
August 24, 2016
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in combination with antidepressant medication rapidly relieves the symptoms of major depression in older adults, according to a...

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