Tag Archives: neuroscience

Akil receives national award for outstanding research

November 2, 2013 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A neuroscientist who probes the intersection between brain biology and mental health, and a physician who has led national health care change for decades, today received top national awards for their achievements. Both are leaders at the University of Michigan Health System, and faculty at the U-M Medical

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Advancing the national brain research agenda

A bold new proposed initiative announced today by President Obama will revolutionize our understanding of the human brain, says Dr. John Greden, the executive director of the University of Michigan Depression Center. Launched with approximately $100 million in the President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative ultimately aims

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Personality and placebo response

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Are you good at coping when life gets tough? Do people call you a straight-shooter? Will you help others without expecting anything in return? Those personality traits might do more than help you win a popularity contest. According to new University of Michigan-led neuroscience research, those qualities also might make you

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National mental health research award goes to U-M duo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A pair of University of Michigan mental health researchers who are partners in both research and life have won a prestigious national prize for their studies on the biological roots of emotions, mental illness and substance abuse. Huda Akil, Ph.D., and Stanley J. Watson, M.D., Ph.D., who co-direct the U-M Medical School’s

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