Basic Research

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

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...
Jess Nithianantharajah, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Mental Health
Jess Nithianantharajah, Ph.D.
January 04, 2016
Researchers have found a new way to directly compare mental abilities in mice and humans to more accurately model impairments observed in neurological and...
Vaishali P. Bakshi, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on PTSD
Vaishali P. Bakshi, Ph.D.
December 08, 2015
Researchers have uncovered new details about what happens in the brain when a mild source of stress generates an extreme response, disproportionate to the...
Cameron Carter, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Schizophrenia
Cameron Carter, M.D.
November 20, 2015
Researchers have used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to gain new insights into the changes in memory and brain function associated with...
Michael O’Donovan, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Schizophrenia
Dr. Michael O’Donovan
November 06, 2015
Scientists who comprehensively analyzed patient data to test two different models for how schizophrenia might arise have concluded it is caused by multiple...

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