Basic Research

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

Zachary Kaminsky, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on mental illness
Zachary Kaminsky, Ph.D.
November 22, 2014
From The Quarterly, Fall 2014 A team that includes three Foundation-funded researchers reported they have identified a biomarker (biological predictor) that,...
 Larry R. Squire, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on memory
Larry R. Squire, Ph.D.
November 18, 2014
In a new basic science discovery about the brain, 1998 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee Larry R. Squire, Ph.D., and colleagues at the University of...
 Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on Depression
Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D.
November 10, 2014
Among all the psychiatric disorders, major depressive disorder (MDD) affects the greatest number of people and is responsible for the greatest burden of...
Peter Penzes, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Peter Penzes, Ph.D.
November 05, 2014
Two new studies provide insight into “dendritic spines” on neurons and schizophrenia. People with this mental disorder have a lower density of these spines in...
Matthew State, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Matthew State, M.D., Ph.D.
November 04, 2014
Two new studies of DNA sampled from people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)––the largest such studies ever––have provided the most vivid picture so far of...

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