Basic Research

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

Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Addiction
Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D.
September 30, 2016
From The Quarterly, September 2016 Married people are significantly less likely than unmarried individuals to develop alcohol use disorders, according to a new...
Thomas L. Kash, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Anxiety
Thomas L. Kash, Ph.D.
September 28, 2016
Serotonin, a neurotransmitter whose levels are boosted by certain antidepressant medications, is best known for its role in regulating mood in a positive way....
Teodor T. Postolache, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on suicide prevention
Teodor T. Postolache, M.D.
September 21, 2016
A 32-year study of 7.2 million Danish individuals suggests that there is a connection between a person’s hospitalization with an infection and his or her risk...
Ryan K.C. Yuen, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on autism
Ryan K.C. Yuen, Ph.D.
September 20, 2016
A research team has identified a new set of genes that may contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism and learning disabilities. The...
Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Mental Health
Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D.
September 07, 2016
Experiments in mice have given scientists a better understanding of how the brain curbs hunger after eating. The finding could help researchers find better...

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