Basic Research

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

Hyung-Bae Kwon, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Expert on Schizophrenia Research
Hyung-Bae Kwon, Ph.D.
January 27, 2017
As the brain develops in the womb, newly born neurons must be both correctly placed and correctly “wired” together to properly transmit neural signals. In a...
Helen Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Mental Health Expert on OCD Research
Helen Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D.
January 25, 2017
Factors such as a patient’s age, gender, income, beliefs, and concerns can influence which treatments they choose for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and...
Kathleen R. Merikangas, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on bipolar disorder
Kathleen R. Merikangas, Ph.D.
January 20, 2017
The prevalence of excess weight and obesity is similar among adolescents with and without bipolar disorder, according to a new analysis of nationally collected...
Zakharenko, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Schizophrenia
Zakharenko, M.D., Ph.D.
January 19, 2017
In a schizophrenia-related disorder known as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS), altered activity along a single molecular pathway can lead to disruptions in...
Daniel Geschwind, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Schizophrenia
Daniel Geschwind, Ph.D.
January 10, 2017
A new study implicates two cellular pathways in schizophrenia risk that haven’t been well supported by genetic evidence before. They involve processes related...

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