News : 2013 : June

From left are Shaun Brothers, Ph.D., Claes Wahlestedt, M.D., Ph.D., and Hasib Salah-Uddin, Ph.D.

Collaboration Results in Discovery of Possible Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

In a collaborative study, researchers at the Miller School led by Claes Wahlestedt, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and Associate Dean for Therapeutic Innovation, and Shaun Brothers, Ph.D., research assistant professor, have discovered a genetic link and therapeutic strategy related to fear expression. The findings are published in the June 5 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

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Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.

Changes in Brain Structure Found After Childhood Abuse

Different forms of childhood abuse increase the risk for mental illness as well as sexual dysfunction in adulthood, but little has been known about how that happens. An international team of researchers, including the Miller School’s Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has discovered a neural basis for this association.

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