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  1. Science News » Guidelines published for treating PANS/PANDAS
    An expert panel has published guidelines for treatment of Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and a subset of patients diagnosed with PAN Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infection (PANDAS).
  2. Science News » Webinar: RDoC - Fear & Anxiety: From Mechanisms to Implementation
    This November 2016 RDoC webinar highlights the role of fear and anxiety in disorders such as phobias and depression.
  3. Video » Webinar: RDoC - Fear & Anxiety: From Mechanisms to Implementation
    This November 2016 RDoC webinar highlights the role of fear and anxiety in disorders such as phobias and depression.
  4. Science News » Imaging Pinpoints Brain Circuits Changed by PTSD Therapy
    Using brain imaging to track the effects of treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), scientists have identified a brain circuit on which a frequently used and effective psychotherapy (prolonged exposure) acts to quell symptoms. The findings help explain why the neural circuit...
  5. Science News » Scientists Replay Movie Encoded in DNA
    For the first time, a primitive movie has been encoded in – and then played back from – DNA in living cells. It’s a major step toward a “molecular recorder” that may someday reveal secrets of the developing brain.
  6. Science News » The NIH NeuroBioBank: Addressing the Urgent Need for Brain Donation
    The directors of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke discuss the importance of post-mortem brain donation in a joint message.
  7. Science News » NIH Names Winners of “Follow that Cell” Phase 2 Competition
    Two biological engineering researchers are winners in Phase 2 of NIH’s Follow that Cell Challenge. The winners will share $400,000 in prizes awarded for development of new tools and methods for predicting the behavior and function of a single cell in complex tissue over time – and how that...
  8. Blog Post » RDoC: Outcomes to Causes and Back
    In the second of two director’s messages on RDoC, Dr. Gordon talks about the role of computational psychiatry in the effort to understand the brain processes underlying behavior and mental disorders.
  9. Science News » Neuroimaging Technique May Help Predict Autism among High-Risk Infants
    Functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging (fcMRI) may predict which high-risk, 6-month old infants will develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by age 2 years.
  10. Video » NIMH Institutional Training (T32) Informational Webinar
    This March 29, 2017 NIMH informational webinar on T32 applications may be a useful resource in preparing applications.