Basic Research

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

Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D.
December 09, 2014
One clue about who is at risk for developing schizophrenia appears to come from a person’s IQ before symptoms of the illness appear. For years, data have...
Alison R. Yung, M.D., FRANZCP - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia and psychosis
Alison R. Yung, M.D.
December 03, 2014
Doctors would like to be able to better predict which young people will go on to develop schizophrenia. To that end, researchers have developed a set of...
Mark Olfson, M.D., M.P.H. - brain & behavior research expert on adhd
Mark Olfson, M.D., M.P.H.
December 02, 2014
While much brain and behavior research focuses on discovering causes and finding new treatments for major psychiatric illness, another branch of research...
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D., brain and behavior research expert in depression and anxiety
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.
November 24, 2014
A research team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which included a number of NARSAD Grantees, has identified a protein called β-catenin that...
Michael O’Donovan, M.D., Ph.D., expert schizophrenia researcher
Michael O’Donovan, M.D., Ph.D.
November 22, 2014
From The Quarterly, Fall 2014 Results of the largest study ever undertaken to understand the genetics of schizophrenia appeared in the prestigious journal...

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