Research Areas Yielding Novel Therapeutics

Our interest in finding new treatments in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder centers on the developmental neurobiology which is abnormal and governed by genetic, epigenetic, immune and neuroplastic changes.

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Additionally, we are interested in supporting the discovery and development of novel drugs that are capable of modifying neurotransmitter activity in the brain with a high degree of specificity.


There is no doubt amongst the clinical and scientific research community that the development of psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is highly complex and likely involves differing areas of research discipline. However, the unprecedented amount of rigorously collected scientific information currently available for interpretation is beginning to highlight a small number of areas for study that may soon yield new treatments in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Some of these related areas for investigation are shown in the image below.

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The process of scientific investigation and the pathway to the use of new treatments by individuals suffering with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder follows the general outline of the pyramid diagram shown below. This diagram represents a highly regulated processes for design and development of pharmaceuticals and medical devices that is used across the globe. The NeuroBiology Foundation, acting as stewards of novel technologies arising from its funded research, will do the upmost to ensure that potential new therapeutics are taken through this process and have the best possible opportunity of being used where they are needed.


We have detailed more specific NeuroBiology Foundation research interests on our Research Programs page and that can be found here:

NeuroBiology Foundation Research Programs

 and also on the link on the side menu to the right of this page.






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