Basic Research

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

Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Mental Health
Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D.
September 07, 2016
Experiments in mice have given scientists a better understanding of how the brain curbs hunger after eating. The finding could help researchers find better...
Deveroux Ferguson, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Deveroux Ferguson, Ph.D.
September 01, 2016
A protein called SIRT1 may play an important role in regulating depression-like behaviors in a key “reward” region of the brain, according to a study published...
James B. Potash, M.D., M.P.H. - Brain & Behavior Research expert on bipolar disorder
James B. Potash, M.D., M.P.H.
August 30, 2016
Bipolar disorder runs in families, but researchers have struggled to identify specific genetic factors that put people at risk. Now, by scrutinizing the genes...
Anne Bassett, M.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on autism
Anne Bassett, M.D.
August 10, 2016
Deletions of DNA in a portion of a gene known as NRXN1 may play a role in neurodevelopmental disorders, according to a study published on May 19, 2016 in...
Long-term Lithium Treatment May Prevent Shrinking of Hippocampus in Bipolar Disorder Patients
August 09, 2016
In the first neuroimaging study of its kind, scientists show that long-term lithium treatment for bipolar disorder can positively influence the volume of the...

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