Basic Research

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

David L. Pauls, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on OCD
David L. Pauls, Ph.D.
May 23, 2016
A genetic study of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and their parents, reported March 29, 2016 in Translational Psychiatry, has yielded...
Alysson R. Muotri, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Diego, Zika Virus Research
Alysson R. Muotri, Ph.D.
May 17, 2016
For months, readers of front-page news have been learning of the spread of the Zika virus in Central and South America, and from there, most recently, into the...
Emory University, and including 1999 NARSAD Independent Investigator Mark Hyman Rapaport, M.D. of Emory University, 1999 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantee
Mark Hyman Rapaport, M.D.
May 16, 2016
In an analysis of the results of 114 prior studies, scientists have found that some people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder...
Zhanyan Fu, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Autism
Zhanyan Fu, Ph.D.
May 13, 2016
By flipping a genetic switch, researchers were able to eliminate some autism-like behaviors in adult mice, suggesting that the adult brain might still have...
Amanda J. Law, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Schizophrenia
Amanda J. Law, Ph.D.
May 05, 2016
Researchers have developed a new model for studying schizophrenia by genetically engineering mice that produce high levels of a human protein, NRG1-IV, in the...

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