Basic Research

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

Daniela Kaufer, Ph.D., expert on depression and PTSD
Daniela Kaufer, Ph.D.
August 15, 2014
From The Quarterly, Summer 2014 For years, psychiatrists and scientists who study the brain have noted that a highly stressful experience or periods of chronic...
Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on stress related mental illness
Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D.
August 11, 2014
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have found a pre-existing electrical pattern in the brains of mice that may help identify a predisposition for...
Xin Wang, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on autism
Xin Wang, Ph.D.
August 08, 2014
Neurons are the nerve cells known to be key players in the brain’s circuitry that enable us to perceive, sense, think, remember and behave. They respond to...
Zachary Kaminsky, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on mental illness
Zachary Kaminsky, Ph.D.
August 06, 2014
A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine may have discovered a game-changing chemical alteration to a gene that could enable...
Joseph D. Buxbaum, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior scientific council member on autism
Joseph D. Buxbaum, Ph.D.
August 01, 2014
What are the greatest risk factors for autism? Are they genetic or environmental? If genetic, does the risk come from inherited mutations or from ones that...

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