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Selected STEP Publications

Development and Neurobiology Columns


Over the past decade, I have invited experts in the field of neuroscience to write a series of articles that were published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The goal of these columns was to provide the readership with an opportunity to share the excitement of neuroscience relevant to child development and psychopathology.


NOTE: It was recently brought to our attention that certain individuals are trying to sell on the internet a nutritional approach to inhibit STEP activity. This nutritional approach is claimed to have "cured" the cognitive deficits in treated Alzheimer's patients. They cite our recent paper on TC-2153 and the finding that it reverses cognitive deficits in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. Anyone who sees this advertisement is strongly advised to question its validity, as the only experiments we have conducted to date have been on mice. There is no validity to claims that TC-2153 works in humans nor that the treatment proposed in the advertisement has any relationship to TC-2153 or to our research.