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Graham Family Gift Provides Long Horizon for Neuroscience Research

“In my 20s, I was treated for alcoholism and depression at McLean,” says Stephen Graham, a professor of Victorian Studies at Bard College and member of the McLean National Council. “The staff there saved my life, and for that I have a deep debt of gratitude.” Several family members also...

Philanthropy: Funding McLean’s Future

Philanthropy takes many forms, and gifts of all sizes can nurture the full breadth of McLean’s mission. Sometimes, philanthropic giving transcends both time and the need to create something special, having a lasting impact on the hospital, as well as on...

Collaborations Draw Top Researchers Leaders To McLean

Despite coming from very different places geographically, two of the world’s most esteemed neuroscientists found opportunity half the world away in the very same place: McLean Hospital.

As a graduate student at the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia,...

Room with a View: Powerful Microscopes Help Determine Targets for Therapeutics

The Microscopy Core Facility, on the ground floor of McLean’s Mailman Research Center, houses some of the most sophisticated magnifying instruments available. Their capabilities astound: the transmission electron microscope (TEM), for example, can magnify a spot on a rodent brain slice up to 300,000 times...

Improving Lives Through Innovative Translational Research

Scientists at McLean Hospital are gaining more insight into the causes of mental illness, neuropsychiatric disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders by using cutting-edge approaches and technology to manipulate pathways and circuits in the brains of animals that produce behaviors similar to humans.

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Brain Donation for Mental Health Research: Why Do We Need Healthy Brains?

We usually don’t think about our brains when considering organ donation. We are more apt to think about how our other organs, such as the kidneys, lungs, or heart, could potentially save the life of another person.

A donated brain, however, also has tremendous potential to help others. Through...

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