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Speeding up drug discovery for brain diseases

July 31, 2019

Speeding up drug discovery for brain diseases

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Nicole Davis

A research team led by Whitehead Institute scientists has identified 30 distinct chemical compounds — 20 of which are drugs undergoing clinical trial or have already been approved by the FDA — that boost the protein production activity of a critical gene in the brain and improve symptoms of Rett

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Neuroscientists identify brain region linked to altered social interactions in autism model

July 26, 2019

Neuroscientists identify brain region linked to altered social interactions in autism model

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Sabbi Lall | McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Although psychiatric disorders can be linked to particular genes, the brain regions and mechanisms underlying particular disorders are not well-understood.

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