Basic Research

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

Alysson R. Muotri, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Diego, Zika Virus Research
Alysson R. Muotri, Ph.D.
July 26, 2016
Researchers have uncovered a cell signaling defect that may be responsible for an early overgrowth of neurons in some people with autism. In brain cells grown...
Raül Andero Galí, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on PTSD
Raül Andero Galí, Ph.D.
July 21, 2016
Scientists have strengthened fear memories in mice by artificially switching on a set of fear-processing cells in the brain as the animals underwent a negative...
Jacob Gratten, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on autism
Jacob Gratten, Ph.D.
July 19, 2016
Children born to older fathers have a higher risk of developing mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders. Now, a new study suggests...
Alexandre Bonnin, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research expert on autism
Alexandre Bonnin, Ph.D.
July 13, 2016
Most pregnant mothers will go to great lengths to avoid being sick, and science suggests that their concerns may be well founded. Researchers have gained new...
Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.
Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.
July 01, 2016
Adults who have major depressive disorder are less likely to respond to antidepressant medications if they experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse as...

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