From the Wires
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Announces 10 Major Research Achievements of 2012
By: Business Wire
Dec. 27, 2012 01:02 PM
In 2012, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation funded more than 200 new promising ideas through its NARSAD Grants to identify the causes, improve treatments and develop prevention strategies for mental illness. Many research projects also came to fruition in 2012, and the Foundation highlights ten significant findings (click to go to interactive infographic).
“We are excited about the 2012 discoveries from both young and established investigators in the field that move us closer to our vision of ‘bringing the joy of living to those affected by mental illness,’” says Benita Shobe, Foundation President & CEO.
2012 Highlights follow by Category (Basic Research, Diagnostic Tools/Early Intervention, New Technologies, and Next Generation Therapies):
Basic Research—to understand what happens in the brain to cause mental illness:
Diagnostic Tools/Early Intervention—to recognize early signs of mental illness and treat as early as possible:
New Technologies—to advance or create new ways of studying and understanding the brain:
Next Generation Therapies—to reduce symptoms of illness and retrain the brain:
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has been awarding NARSAD Grants for 25 years. The Foundation has invested close to $300 million in NARSAD Grants to more than 3,300 scientists worldwide since 1987, leading to thousands of scientific achievements to improve the lives of those with mental illness.
Editors please note: 2012 Highlights infographic pdf file, photographs of researchers and interviews are available upon request.
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