Basic Research

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

 Luis de Lecea, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Luis de Lecea, Ph.D.
November 02, 2016
New experiments show that brain cells called VTA dopaminergic neurons are directly responsible for causing and maintaining wakefulness in mice. When these...
Julien Muffat, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on alzheimer's disease
Julien Muffat, Ph.D.
November 01, 2016
For the first time, neuroscientists have coaxed human stem cells to grow into microglia, elusive and difficult-to-study immune cells that are essential for a...
Alicia K. Smith, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on PTSD
Alicia K. Smith, Ph.D.
October 14, 2016
Mutations in a gene known as NLGN1 may be associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to research published on May 24, 2016 in...
Johanna M. Jarcho, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on mental health
Johanna M. Jarcho, Ph.D.
October 11, 2016
Social reticence—a personality trait characterized by shy, withdrawn behavior—early in life may lead to poor social functioning in the long-term. While this...
James F. Gusella, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on autism
James F. Gusella, Ph.D.
September 30, 2016
From The Quarterly, September 2016 Genetic abnormalities called copy number variations (CNVs) are thought to be among the most common causes of...

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