http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Wash U. Gets $20M For Psychiatric Research http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wash-u-gets-20m-psychiatric-research <p>Washington University School of Medicine has received a $20 million donation to establish a new center for psychiatric research.</p><p>The Taylor Family Institute for Innovative Psychiatric Research will focus on developing new and more effective therapies for psychiatric disorders. Researchers will start by studying neurosteroids, chemicals in the brain that help regulate thinking and emotion. Changes in levels of neurosteroids can be linked to mood disorders, chronic pain, epilepsy, or Alzheimer’s disease.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 21:04:32 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 5148 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wash U. Gets $20M For Psychiatric Research