Basic Research

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

Fernando Sampaio Goes, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Dr. Fernando S. Goes
September 01, 2015
A new study has pinpointed rare genetic variations that are found more commonly in people with early-onset depression than in people unaffected by the disorder...
Ryan J. Herringa, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on ptsd
Dr. Ryan J. Herringa
August 31, 2015
Researchers have identified unique characteristics of emotional processing in young people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), showing for the first...
Eric Kandel, M.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on mental illness
Eric Kandel, M.D.
August 17, 2015
In research reported June 17th in the journal Neuron, scientists have shown that a protein called CPEB3 is critical for the stabilization and storage of long-...
Kenneth Kendler, M.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on depression
Kenneth Kendler, M.D.
August 10, 2015
Genetic studies have recently yielded large numbers of "hits" for genes that subtly increase or decrease risk for disorders, including for schizophrenia....
Andrew M. McIntosh, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research expert on depression
Andrew M. McIntosh, Ph.D.
August 07, 2015
New research has found that being depressed increases the impact of having a genetic predisposition for obesity. A team based at the University of Edinburgh...

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