Basic Research

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

Jacob Vorstman, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Jacob Vorstman, M.D., Ph.D.
March 23, 2015
The single strongest genetic risk factor for schizophrenia identified to date is called “22q11.2 deletion syndrome.” The name refers to a missing piece of DNA...
Vikaas Sohal, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Vikaas Sohal, M.D., Ph.D.
March 20, 2015
The cognitive problems of schizophrenia, which include difficulty planning and carrying out everyday tasks such as grocery shopping, are among the most...
Paul Worley, M.D. - Brain & Behavior expert on schizophrenia
Paul Worley, M.D.
March 17, 2015
Scientists have a new understanding of how cells called interneurons embed themselves in neural networks as the brain develops. Interneurons form essential...
Michael O’Donovan, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on alzheimers
Michael O’Donovan, Ph.D.
March 16, 2015
Researchers have identified a genetic variation that increases a person’s risk for both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The finding implicates a family of...
Zachary A. Knight, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on eating disorders
Zachary A. Knight, Ph.D.
March 11, 2015
Researchers have identified surprising ways that encountering food—even before eating it—affects hunger signals in mouse brains. These are insights that...

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