Social Anxiety Susceptibility Is Traced to a Specific Brain Circuit and Genetic Variation
Researchers report progress in untangling a web of complexities that they believe can give rise to social anxiety disorder. They have amassed evidence directly linking susceptibility to social… Read More
Some Pathologies in Autism are Traced to Stem Cells in the Developing Brain
Evidence continues to mount that some and perhaps many of the biological abnormalities that underlie autism spectrum disorder (ASD) begin well before birth, as the brain’s cerebral cortex is… Read More
Researchers Explore How Adolescent Chronic Cannabis Use Could Affect Adult Memory
Does using marijuana as a teen pose a risk to the brain? The question has been asked and studied by scientists for years, generating a range of opinions. Recent research in mice by 2008 BBRF… Read More
Researchers Study ‘Background’ Mutations That Can Impact Schizophrenia and Autism
In recent years, researchers have discovered hundreds of DNA variations that are likely involved in causing brain and behavior disorders, including schizophrenia and autism. But there is much to… Read More
A Revealing Genetic Comparison of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
Researchers have taken an important step toward understanding the relationship between two of the most serious psychiatric disorders, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. For years, they have known… Read More