Basic Research

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

Ligia A. Papale ,Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on anxiety
Ligia A. Papale ,Ph.D.
February 26, 2016
Acute stress can increase the presence of a key DNA modification called 5hmC throughout a portion of the brain called the hippocampus, vital in memory and...
Sophia Frangou, M.D., Ph.D.
Sophia Frangou, M.D., Ph.D.
February 22, 2016
Researchers have found new clues as to how brain plasticity can overcome a genetic predisposition to bipolar disorder. Tweet This > Reporting their findings...
Drs. Gross & Bassell - Brain & behavior research experts on autism
Drs. Gross & Bassell
February 16, 2016
Using cells stored in autism research repositories, scientists have identified specific molecular defects that disrupt communication pathways in the cells of...
Kevin S. LaBar, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research expert on ptsd
Kevin S. LaBar, Ph.D.
February 05, 2016
In people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fear-associated brain circuits overreact to cues that are similar to—but not the same as—features of a...
Heather de Rivera/McCarroll Lab/Harvard, via Associated Press/via the New York Times
January 28, 2016
Exciting news reported today in Nature and featured in the New York Times points to one of the likely causes (among others) of schizophrenia in some people:...

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