Dr. Devanand Manoli: Improving Social Function in Mental Illness

By investigating how the ability to form social attachments can go awry in animal models, Dr. "Dev" Manoli aims to help people with psychiatric illness recover by improving their capacity to build healthy relationships.

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    Dr. Susan Bookheimer and The Staglin-One Mind Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at UCLA: Understanding the Behavior and Biology of Brain Disease
    08.01.2017
    Research
    In the past year alone, the Staglin-One Mind Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at UCLA has made staggering discoveries for patient benefit, begun to participate in three large, multi-site collaborative studies on brain development and aging, and rece...
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    Dr. Devanand Manoli: Improving Social Function in Mental Illness
    07.26.2017
    Feature Story, Research
    By investigating how the ability to form social attachments can go awry in animal models, Dr. "Dev" Manoli aims to help people with psychiatric illness recover by improving their capacity to build healthy relationships.
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    Dr. Michael Fanselow: Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress and How to Treat It
    07.25.2017
    Research
    Dr. Michael Fanselow and the Staglin Family Music Festival Center for Brain and Behavioral Health at UCLA are uncovering the neurobiological bases for anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress, toward the development of better treatments.
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    Dr. Katie McLaughlin: Understanding How Stress Causes Anxiety and Depression in Youth
    07.24.2017
    Research
    Dr. McLaughlin is using brain imaging and smartphone-enabled technologies to investigate the biology of how stress can lead to anxiety and depression in youth.
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    Dr. Stephanie Dulawa: Developing Faster-Onset Antidepressants
    03.21.2017
    Research
    Rising Star Awardee Stephanie Dulawa has discovered a new class of compound that relieves depressive behavior in mice in 5 days vs. the 2-4 weeks conventional drugs require.
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    Dr. Jean-Martin Beaulieu: Developing Potentially Safer Bipolar Disorder Treatments
    02.22.2017
    Research
    Rising Star Awardee Jean-Martin Beaulieu, Ph.D., is investigating the roots of bipolar disorder treatment, with surprising and useful results. 
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    Dr. Conor Liston: Neurobiologically Distinguishing Depression Subtypes
    02.07.2017
    Research
    Dr. Liston's research has identified four neurobiologically distinct subtypes of depression, so that soon, clinicians can offer their patients more personalized diagnoses and treatments.
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    Dr. Kafui Dzirasa: Repairing Brain Circuits to Treat Depression and Autism
    02.07.2017
    Research
    Dr. Dzirasa's team has developed a prototype "brain pacemaker" that can make mice modeling depression resilient to stress.
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    Dr. Philip Corlett: Innovating in Schizophrenia Treatment and Prediction
    01.20.2017
    Research
    Dr. Philip Corlett is testing whether an epilepsy medication might help schizophrenia patients improve their focus on reality, and testing innovative digital algorithms for predicting patients' prognoses and response to treatments.
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    Dr. Carrie Bearden, CAPPS & the NAPLS: Early Detection and Intervention for Psychosis
    01.20.2017
    Research
    Under Dr. Bearden's leadership, CAPPS has revealed new evidence supporting biomarkers for oncoming psychosis, and provided life-saving treatment for hundreds of youth at risk.
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    Dr. Kate Fitzgerald: Training the Brain to Remedy Clinical Anxiety in Children
    12.20.2016
    Research
    Dr. Fitzgerald will study camps that train clinically anxious young children in effortful control, to test the hypothesis that this training can remedy anxiety by neuroplastically engaging specific, measurable brain processes.
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    Dr. Mary Kay Lobo: Precisely Targeting Depression Medications
    12.19.2016
    Research
    Dr. Mary Kay Lobo's research aims to test whether a newly discovered pathway in brain chemistry can be targeted by a developing class of pharmaceuticals to treat depression more safely and effectively than current medications.
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    Dr. Mazen Kheirbek: Developing Neuromodulation for Severe Depression and Anxiety
    12.19.2016
    Research
    Through understanding how neural circuits link critical brain regions, Dr. Mazen Kheirbek hopes to reveal opportunities to develop safe, effective electrical stimulation treatments for severe anxiety and depression.
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    Dr. Scott Russo: Investigating the Influence of the Immune System on Depression
    08.06.2015
    Research
    Johnson & Johnson / One Mind Rising Star awardee Dr. Scott Russo has revealed new evidence that heightened immune responses are linked to depression and social withdrawal.
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    Dr. Colleen McClung: Investigating Novel Bipolar Disorder Treatments Through Specific HDAC Gene Inhibition
    07.22.2015
    Research
    Dr. Colleen McClung, with a Rising Star award funded by One Mind and Johnson & Johnson, is working to improve drugs for bipolar mania by pinpointing the specific HDAC inhibitors that reverse mania among those with bipolar disorder.
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    Dr. Vikaas Sohal: Understanding the Brain Abnormalities Behind Schizophrenia and Autism
    07.08.2015
    Research
    Dr. Vikaas Sohal's lab is elucidating how abnormalities in the brain's structure and activity might lead to symptoms of schizophrenia and autism, suggesting potential therapeutic avenues.
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    Dr. Jun Li: Identifying the Genetic Roots of Bipolar Disorder
    07.02.2015
    Research
    Dr. Jun Li's groundbreaking findings show genetic commonality among multiplex families with bipolar disorder, highlighting treatable pathways in sleep/wake rhythm regulation and early neurodevelopmental processes. 
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