Basic Research

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

Ryan Yuen, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism & genomes
Ryan Yuen, Ph.D.
February 10, 2015
Researchers have been saying for many years that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a highly complex group of related conditions. A new study adds an important...
Georgia E. Hodes, Ph.D - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Georgia E. Hodes, Ph.D
February 09, 2015
It’s well established that people who react strongly to stress may be at higher risk for depression and other stress-related disorders. Now, new research...
Kevin Spencer, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schziophrenia
Kevin Spencer, Ph.D.
February 05, 2015
A new study has found that abnormal brain activity in people with schizophrenia mirrors similar irregular activity seen in animal models of the disorder. The...
John A. Wemmie, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on bipolar disorder
John A. Wemmie, M.D., Ph.D.
February 03, 2015
It has long been a puzzle what exactly causes the intense highs and lows of bipolar disorder, an illness that pushes people back and forth from periods of...
Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on bipolar disorder
Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D.
January 30, 2015
Over the past five years, researchers have begun to find the changes in DNA that increase risk for psychiatric disorders. It turns out there is no shortage of...

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