Basic Research

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

Zakharenko, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Schizophrenia
Zakharenko, M.D., Ph.D.
January 19, 2017
In a schizophrenia-related disorder known as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS), altered activity along a single molecular pathway can lead to disruptions in...
Daniel Geschwind, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Schizophrenia
Daniel Geschwind, Ph.D.
January 10, 2017
A new study implicates two cellular pathways in schizophrenia risk that haven’t been well supported by genetic evidence before. They involve processes related...
Daniel S. Pine, M.D., of the National Institute of Mental Health, expert on anxiety
Daniel S. Pine, M.D.
January 06, 2017
Fear and anxiety are often described as primal responses to danger, with their emotional and physiological components triggered by a single fear circuit in the...
Lisa M. Monteggia, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on OCD
Lisa M. Monteggia, Ph.D.
December 19, 2016
Repetitive behaviors, like those seen in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), may be controlled and suppressed by a network of proteins in the brain, according...
Ligia Assumpcao Papale, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Depression
Ligia Assumpcao Papale, Ph.D.
December 08, 2016
New animal studies have revealed significant differences in how male and female brains respond to stress on a molecular level. The findings may help...

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