Basic Research

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

Guy Rouleau, M.D., Ph.D - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Guy Rouleau, M.D., Ph.D
March 21, 2016
Spontaneous (non-inherited) DNA mutations likely play a role in the development of childhood-onset schizophrenia (COS), according to new research. In a study...
Mark Olfson, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on drug addiction
Mark Olfson, M.D.
March 15, 2016
In an important nationwide study involving more than 34,000 adults, researchers have determined that people who use marijuana are more likely to develop drug...
Carrie J. McAdams, M.D., Ph.D. - brain & behavior research expert on anxiety
Carrie J. McAdams, M.D., Ph.D.
March 11, 2016
New research has found that women with anorexia have below-average activity in brain regions that help coordinate social behavior.  The observations were made...
Ann Olincy, M.D. - brain & behavior research expert on autism
Ann Olincy, M.D.
March 07, 2016
Schizophrenia and autism may be related disorders that, at least in part, share similar genetic roots, new research suggests. Indeed, say the scientists,...
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...

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