Diverse Genome Study Reveals How Depression Risk Differs Among People of Different Ancestry
Most genome studies conducted to date that have aimed to identify DNA variations associated with various psychiatric illnesses have depended upon samples drawn from populations composed mostly of… Read More
A Problem With Energy-Producing Mitochondria May Increase Risk for Schizophrenia
One of the most important objectives in brain research is to understand in detail how genetic abnormalities impact the ability of brain cells and circuits to function properly. This is one of the… Read More
Four Subtypes of Autism Spectrum Disorder Are Distinguished, Helping to Explain Individual Differences in Symptoms
Researchers led by a BBRF grantee have used a large set of neuroimaging data to identify distinct sets of alterations in functional connectivity that may help explain differences among individuals… Read More
Stimulating Adult Nerve-Cell Birth Could Inspire a New Approach to Alzheimer’s Treatment
Researchers led by a BBRF grantee have made important discoveries in mice that have the potential to lead to completely new ways of attempting to treat and even reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s… Read More
Genetic Data Suggest How Immune Abnormalities May Help Cause Psychiatric Illness, Across Multiple Disorders
Decades of clinical research has clearly shown that some symptoms can overlap in psychiatric diagnoses as diverse as schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder. With the decoding of the human… Read More