Basic Research

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

Noboru Hiroi, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Autism
Noboru Hiroi, Ph.D.
January 15, 2016
For an infant, crying is an effective form of communication, reliably summoning a parent in times of need. But new research in mice suggests that a genetic...
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Anxiety
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D.
January 12, 2016
In animal research reported in the November 12 issue of the journal Nature, scientists have identified a specific region of the brain that helps regulate...
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...

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