Basic Research

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

Peter Penzes, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Peter Penzes, Ph.D.
November 05, 2014
Two new studies provide insight into “dendritic spines” on neurons and schizophrenia. People with this mental disorder have a lower density of these spines in...
Matthew State, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Matthew State, M.D., Ph.D.
November 04, 2014
Two new studies of DNA sampled from people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)––the largest such studies ever––have provided the most vivid picture so far of...
Francis S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on mental health
Francis S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
November 03, 2014
One in five adolescents has a mental illness that will persist into adulthood. Because mental health costs pose such a global economic burden, leaders in...
Christelle Golzio, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Christelle Golzio, Ph.D.
October 28, 2014
A team of researchers that includes 2013 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Christelle Golzio, Ph.D., has identified the causal gene for a rare...
Giulia Treccani, Ph.D., expert researcher on depression
Giulia Treccani, Ph.D.
October 21, 2014
A research team in Italy involving two NARSAD Grantees furthered insight into the effect of stress on the brain, and what may cause malfunctions in the stress...

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