Basic Research

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

Jonathan Savitz, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Jonathan Savitz, Ph.D.
January 19, 2015
Most research on the pathology of depression has focused on the role of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and their receptors in the brain. But a recent...
Bo Li, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Bo Li, Ph.D.
January 07, 2015
People with schizophrenia, for example, often find it difficult to focus their attention on a task or conversation. But now scientists can use new technologies...
Bruce M. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Bruce M. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.
December 18, 2014
Researchers now know that over 100 regions of the genome contribute to risk for schizophrenia, and more remain to be found. Each of these comprises a small,...
Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D.
December 09, 2014
One clue about who is at risk for developing schizophrenia appears to come from a person’s IQ before symptoms of the illness appear. For years, data have...
Alison R. Yung, M.D., FRANZCP - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia and psychosis
Alison R. Yung, M.D.
December 03, 2014
Doctors would like to be able to better predict which young people will go on to develop schizophrenia. To that end, researchers have developed a set of...

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