Basic Research

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

Paul Worley, M.D. - Brain & Behavior expert on schizophrenia
Paul Worley, M.D.
March 17, 2015
Scientists have a new understanding of how cells called interneurons embed themselves in neural networks as the brain develops. Interneurons form essential...
Michael O’Donovan, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on alzheimers
Michael O’Donovan, Ph.D.
March 16, 2015
Researchers have identified a genetic variation that increases a person’s risk for both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The finding implicates a family of...
Zachary A. Knight, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on eating disorders
Zachary A. Knight, Ph.D.
March 11, 2015
Researchers have identified surprising ways that encountering food—even before eating it—affects hunger signals in mouse brains. These are insights that...
Alessandro Usiello, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert schizophrenia
Alessandro Usiello, Ph.D.
March 10, 2015
New research by Foundation-funded scientists sheds light on a problem in brain biochemistry that scientists have previously associated with schizophrenia. The...
Daniel H. Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Dr. Daniel H. Geschwind
March 09, 2015
New research sheds light on the big potential impact in neurological and psychiatric disorders––including autism spectrum disorder (ASD)––of very small bits of...

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