Basic Research

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

Gerard Clarke, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on autism
Gerard Clarke, Ph.D.
June 09, 2016
Researchers have shown for the first time, in mice, that naturally occurring gut bacteria are vital in the process that leads to proper development of the...
Jacob Gratten, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Mental illness
Jacob Gratten, Ph.D.
June 06, 2016
Researchers have long known that neuroticism—a personality trait characterized by a tendency toward negative emotions as well as anxiety, anger, envy, guilt...
Joram Feldon, D.Phil. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Schizophrenia
Joram Feldon, D.Phil.
May 24, 2016
A new study in mice suggests that anti-inflammatory medications may be of some value in preventing brain disorders such as schizophrenia in which nervous...
David L. Pauls, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on OCD
David L. Pauls, Ph.D.
May 23, 2016
A genetic study of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and their parents, reported March 29, 2016 in Translational Psychiatry, has yielded...
Alysson R. Muotri, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Diego, Zika Virus Research
Alysson R. Muotri, Ph.D.
May 17, 2016
For months, readers of front-page news have been learning of the spread of the Zika virus in Central and South America, and from there, most recently, into the...

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