Report on Progress

Science Advisor: Joseph T. Coyle, M.D., Harvard Medical School
Editors: Nicky Penttila and Barbara Rich, Ed.D.

March 2015

Unraveling the Complexity of Schizophrenia Genetics

By Rebecca Birnbaum, M.D., and Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D.

February 2015

Disorders of Consciousness: Brain Death, Coma, and the Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States

By Thomas I. Cochrane, M.D., MBA, and Michael A. Williams, M.D., FAAN

June 2014

Using Optogenetics and Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated by Designer Drugs (DREADDs)

By Christie D. Fowler, Ph.D., Brian Lee, Ph.D., and Paul J. Kenny, Ph.D.

April 2014

Gene-environment Interactions in Parkinson’s Disease

By Paul Barrett, Ph.D., and J. Timothy Greenamyre, M.D, Ph.D.

January 2014

Destroying the Brain through Immunity

By David Lynch, M.D., Ph.D., and Jessica Panzer, M.D., Ph.D.

October 2013

Why Is Sleep So Important?

By Giulio Tononi, M.D., Ph.D., and Chiara Cirelli, MD., Ph.D.

September 2013

Food for Thought: What Fuels Brain Cells?

By Pierre J. Magistretti, M.D., Ph.D.

April 2013

Epigenetic Inheritance: Fact or Fiction?

By Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.

Waking Up from Coma: New Treatments, New Hope

By Clifford B. Saper, M.D., Ph.D.,

January 2013

Brain-machine Interface: A Multi-disciplinary Approach Shows Progress

By Apostolos P. Georgopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.

December 2012

Finding a Cure for Parkinson’s Disease

By C. Warren Olanow, M.D. and AHV Schapira, M.D.

October 2012

The Effects of Early Life Adversity on Brain and Behavioral Development

By Charles A. Nelson, III, Ph.D.

September 2012

Where Will New Drugs Come from to Treat Neuropsychiatric Diseases?

By Raymond Hill, FMedSCi, Imperial College London

At Long Last, Medications for Multiple Sclerosis

By Jody Corey-Bloom, M.D., Ph.D.

August 2012

Consequences of the Inflamed Brain

By Steven F. Maier, Ph.D. and Linda R. Watkins, Ph.D.

June 2012

If Addictions Can Be Treated, Why Aren’t They?

By Charles P. O’Brien, M.D., Ph.D.

Memory and Memory Enhancement

By Larry R. Squire, Ph.D.

February 2012

Do Antidepressants Really Work?

By William Z. Potter, M.D., Ph.D., and Steven M. Paul, M.D.

August 2011

Autism: The Pervasive Developmental Disorder

By David G. Amaral, Ph.D.

March 2011

Effects of Stress on the Developing Brain

By Bruce S. McEwen, PhD