Brain Matters
Blog

The 2020 International Mental Health Research Virtual Symposium

Eight winners of 2020 BBRF Outstanding Achievement Prizes discuss their research. Highlights of BBRF’s 2020 International Mental Health Virtual Symposium.

Read More
The Promise of Stem-Cell Biology: Treating People at High Risk for Psychiatric Illness Before They Become Patients

A story about the research of Dr. Kristen Brennand, which 20 years ago might have sounded like science fiction: taking skin or blood cells harmlessly sampled from psychiatric patients, reprogramming them to a stem-cell-like state, and then directing them to redevelop in culture dishes as brain cells. This technology is enabling scientists to observe pathology as it emerges in cells that bear patients’ precise genetic sequence. It’s especially valuable in illnesses like schizophrenia and autism that have deep genetic roots which have been linked to abnormalities that may begin at the dawn of life, when the brain is just beginning to form.

Read More
2020 Leading Research Achievements

We are pleased to present you with the 2020 Leading Research Achievements by BBRF Grantees, Prizewinners & Scientific Council Members.

Read More
How to Deal with Holiday Stress during Covid-19

The holiday season usually is a joyful time. Many families look forward to gathering with relatives and friends, exchanging gifts, and celebrating traditions. In a normal year, the holidays can even be a bit stressful.

Read More
Helping Children Cope with Back-to-School Stress Amidst COVID-19

Starting school or starting a new school year can be stressful at the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic.

Read More