Disrupting the brain’s orbitofrontal cortex with a noninvasive stimulation technique impairs a person’s ability to make inference-based decisions and may help treat psychiatric disorders, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teens and young adults with cancer get support from a special oncology program. Read the story in Northwestern Medicine magazine.
Novel research is changing the way we approach healthcare for mothers and their babies. Read the feature in Northwestern Medicine magazine.