Basic Research

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

David J. Foster, Ph.D. of Johns Hopkins University, Expert in Schizophrenia Research
David J. Foster, Ph.D.
October 21, 2013
One of the symptoms seen in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is disordered thinking. Co-lead authors Junghyup Suh and NARSAD Grantee, David J....
Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D., Expert on Brain Plasticity, Depression and Anxiety
Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
October 15, 2013
Breakthrough Research Demonstrates the Brain’s Capacity to Bounce Back from Stress and Depression From The Quarterly, Fall 2013 “The adult brain is...
Shahrdad Lotfipour, Ph.D., of the University of California, Los Angeles, Expert on substance abuse and addiction
Shahrdad Lotfipour, Ph.D.
October 14, 2013
Shahrdad Lotfipour, Ph.D., of the University of California, Los Angeles, used his 2010 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant to study the mechanisms behind nicotine...
David T. Hsu, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on anxiety
David T. Hsu, Ph.D.
October 09, 2013
A team of researchers that includes three current and former Foundation-funded scientists has discovered that the same brain system known to ease sustained...
William Kyle Simmons, Ph.D., of the Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Oklahoma, Research expert in eating disorders
William K. Simmons, Ph.D.
September 30, 2013
The human brain does many amazing things. One of them is taking in continuous streams of data from the external senses―such as sight, sound, smell―and...

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