News & Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Studies. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
Northwestern has formed the Center for Translational Pain Research, which aims to advance basic and clinical science in the hopes of developing non-addictive treatments for chronic pain.
John Csernansky, MD, the chair and Lizzie Gilman Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has announced that he will be stepping down as chair after a distinguished tenure leading the department through unprecedented growth and expansion.
Joel Voss, PhD, and John Disterhoft, PhD, have received a $6.3 million grant from the NIH as part of the BRAIN Initiative.
A recent investigation published in Nature Communications revealed how damage to a neural circuit can cause amnesia.
New PhD students from around the world have arrived on the Chicago campus to join several of the PhD programs on campus, including the Driskill Graduate Program in the Life Sciences, Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience program, Medical Scientist Training Program, Clinical Psychology PhD Program and Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program.
Two Northwestern Medicine investigators were among five Northwestern University faculty recently awarded the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
Gentle sound stimulation played during deep sleep enhanced deep or slow-wave sleep for people with mild cognitive impairment, who are at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Mutations in the gene BIN1 may weaken synapses, hurting neural communication and contributing to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study.
Stimulating one part of the brain’s memory center with electromagnetic pulses improved the memory of older adults with age-related memory loss, according to a recent study.
Research from the landmark NASA Twins Study, led by Northwestern scientists, has found that extended spaceflight affects the human gut microbiome.
Reduced blood capillaries in the back of the eye may be a new, noninvasive way to diagnose early cognitive impairment, a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have mapped a brain circuit that sends information from the hippocampus and thalamus to the retrosplenial cortex, an area of the brain involved in memory formation.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that an existing therapy used to treat Alzheimer’s disease might also work on patients with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a type of dementia that destroys language and currently has no treatment.
A Northwestern Medicine study has demonstrated the role of dopamine in the progression of glioblastoma and suggests that targeting the neurotransmitter may slow cancer growth.
A genome-wide analysis revealed nine new genes associated with fragile X syndrome, findings that shed light on the complex hereditary mechanisms behind the genetic disease.
During the week after the eponymous holiday, Northwestern hosted a series of panel discussions, documentary screenings, service activities and a student oratorical contest.
The ventral striatum, a small part of the brain’s basal ganglia, directs behavior by assigning a reward dimension to everyday items, according to a recent study.