Marriage of imaging and genetics opens new view of brain function
Neuroimaging has revolutionized the study of the brain, but can provide no information about what is actually happening at molecular level in humans. Scientists at Yale have developed new approaches to link gene expression patterns to brain signals captured by imaging.
Beyond behavior: Frontiers of neuroscience research
Driven by scientific curiosity and humanitarian concern, clinical neuroscientist Alan Anticevic, PhD and other Yale researchers are trying to understand the mechanisms of the brain in a deeper, more systematic way for the benefit of people with mental health problems.
New research division within Department of Psychiatry will focus on neurocognition, neurocomputation, and neurogenetics
Yale Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the creation of a new research division that will focus on systems neuroscience in psychiatry, combining cognitive, computational and genetic approaches. This new division, named Neurocognition, Neurocomputation, and Neurogenetics (N3), will be co-directed by David Glahn, PhD, professor of psychiatry, and Alan Anticevic, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and of psychology.
Too much of a bad thing: Schizophrenia onset linked to elevated neural links
In its chronic stage, schizophrenia is typically marked by a dearth of links between brain cells in the prefrontal cortex, the region of the brain responsible for higher-order thinking. However, a new study by Yale and Chinese researchers shows that the onset of the disease — usually in the early 20s — is marked by an abnormal spike in neural connections.
NIMH highlights Yale research in a sampling of summer science
Thomas Insel, MD, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, touts Yale-led research as offering "real promise for understanding how cortical function becomes dysregulated in people prone to psychosis" and as an important step towards detecting risk for schizophrenia.Source: NIMH Director's Blog
Shared brain disruption illustrates similarities between mental illnesses
A specific brain disruption is present both in individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and those with bipolar disorder, adding to evidence that many mental illnesses have biological similarities. The brain activity patterns identified by Yale University researchers and reported online July 3 in the journal Cerebral Cortex may serve as important biomarkers for diagnostic classification of complex psychiatric illnesses.
Anticevic receives Young Investigator Award at 14th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research
Alan Anticevic, PhD, associate research scientist in psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, is the recipient of a Young Investigator Award at the 14th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR). ICOSR is a biennial meeting where scientists involved with discovery in schizophrenia gather to exchange data, techniques, and ideas.
Grant Will Help Yale Team Develop Diagnostic Tool to Evaluate Tumors
The Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) has awarded a research pilot award to an interdisciplinary team of Yale researchers for a project titled, “Utilizing Machine Learning to Model the Volumetric Growth of Vestibular Schwannomas.”
Study: Alzheimer's Drug Shows Modest Success Slowing Declines in Memory, Thinking
Christopher Van Dyck, MD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit, spoke about an experimental drug for Alzheimer's disease patients at the Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease meeting in San Francisco in November.Source: NPR
Provision of Mental Health Services in the Veterans Health Administration: A Nationwide Comparison With Other Providers
On average, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) mental healthcare facilities offer significantly more treatment modalities, specialized services, and dedicated treatment programs than non-VHA facilities, according to a new study by Yale Psychiatry researchers published online in Psychiatric Services.