Basic Research

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

Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on bipolar disorder
Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D.
January 15, 2016
From The Quarterly, January 2016 Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D., is a professor of clinical psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. Prior to joining Weill...
Vincenzo De Luca, M.D., Ph.D. - brain & behavior research expert on anxiety & panic disorder
Vincenzo De Luca, M.D., Ph.D.
January 15, 2016
For people with panic disorder sudden attacks of fear can cause a range of symptoms including sweating, nausea and a feeling of being out of control. Worry...
Noboru Hiroi, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Autism
Noboru Hiroi, Ph.D.
January 15, 2016
For an infant, crying is an effective form of communication, reliably summoning a parent in times of need. But new research in mice suggests that a genetic...
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Anxiety
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D.
January 12, 2016
In animal research reported in the November 12 issue of the journal Nature, scientists have identified a specific region of the brain that helps regulate...
Dan Rujescu, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Schizophrenia
Dan Rujescu, M.D., Ph.D.
January 11, 2016
The malfunction of neurotransmitter docking ports called NMDA receptors may contribute to schizophrenia in some cases. By chemically blocking these receptors...

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