Behavioral Changes in Cocaine Addiction Are Linked to Altered Patterns of Gene Activity in the Striatum
The urgency of opioid abuse and its status as a public health crisis are subjects frequently noted in public discussions and media reports. Cocaine addiction and its impact on public health, while by… Read More
Study Reveals How Gene Regulation Helps Determine Brain Development, Shedding Light on Neurodevelopmental Disorders
One thing that has clearly emerged from contemporary brain research is the link between mental health and processes that occur while the brain is developing, prior to birth. Read More
Stem Cell Technology Helps Identify a Potential Causal Mechanism in Schizophrenia That Could Be Targeted
New research by a team that included four BBRF grantees has demonstrated the value of studying the causes of complex psychiatric illness by analyzing neurons grown in the laboratory, using stem-cell… Read More
Risk of Anxiety Disorder Is Greater in Children Whose Same-Sex Parent Has an Anxiety Disorder, Study Finds
For years, the data have been clear: the strongest known risk factor for developing anxiety disorder is having a parent with an anxiety disorder.  Having two parents with anxiety increases risk… Read More
Study Links PTSD Stress To Cortical Thinning and Shorter Expected Lifespan
What impact does severe trauma have upon health? The answer, in part, has to do with the individual, research has shown. For biological and genetic reasons some people are more resilient than others… Read More