Basic Research

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

Susanne E. Ahmari, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on adhd
Dr. Susanne E. Ahmari
May 05, 2015
New research has found that activity levels at receptors for the neurotransmitter serotonin affect aggression and impulsivity in different ways at different...
Andrew McIntosh, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Andrew McIntosh, M.D.
May 04, 2015
In people who do not have autism, genetic variations that increase the risk of autism spectrum disorders appear to confer a small boost in cognitive abilities...
Margaret McKinnon, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on ptsd
Margaret McKinnon, Ph.D.
May 01, 2015
For some people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), symptoms go beyond the flashbacks, nightmares, sleeplessness, and tense feelings that trouble many...
Michael L. Lutter, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on eating disorders
Dr. Michael L. Lutter
April 28, 2015
New research has shed light on how disruption of a protein called ESRRA, which is linked to eating disorders, affects behavior. ESRRA (an acronym for estrogen-...
Amelia J. Eisch, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on mental illness
Amelia J. Eisch, Ph.D.
April 27, 2015
Using a mouse model, scientists have found that preventing the abnormal growth of new neurons reduces the severity of epileptic seizures and memory deficits...


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