Basic Research

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

Andrew McIntosh, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Andrew McIntosh, M.D.
May 04, 2015
In people who do not have autism, genetic variations that increase the risk of autism spectrum disorders appear to confer a small boost in cognitive abilities...
Margaret McKinnon, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on ptsd
Margaret McKinnon, Ph.D.
May 01, 2015
For some people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), symptoms go beyond the flashbacks, nightmares, sleeplessness, and tense feelings that trouble many...
Michael L. Lutter, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on eating disorders
Dr. Michael L. Lutter
April 28, 2015
New research has shed light on how disruption of a protein called ESRRA, which is linked to eating disorders, affects behavior. ESRRA (an acronym for estrogen-...
Amelia J. Eisch, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on mental illness
Amelia J. Eisch, Ph.D.
April 27, 2015
Using a mouse model, scientists have found that preventing the abnormal growth of new neurons reduces the severity of epileptic seizures and memory deficits...
Bo Li, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Bo Li, Ph.D.
April 24, 2015
For some years, scientists have had evidence that in schizophrenia, communication between the brain’s PFC, or prefrontal cortex (the seat of higher cognitive...


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