Basic Research

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

Benjamin R. Arenkiel, Ph.D. - mental health research expert on eating disorders
Benjamin R. Arenkiel, Ph.D.
November 29, 2016
Researchers have discovered a neural circuit that sends critical signals to tell an animal when it is full and should stop eating. The discovery has relevance...
Pamela B. Sklar, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Schizophrenia
Pamela B. Sklar, M.D., Ph.D.
November 17, 2016
Researchers have identified nearly 700 genes whose activity levels differ in the brains of people with schizophrenia compared to individuals without the...
 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...

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