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Novel therapeutics for the remediation of social deficits in psychiatric illness [ 2015 - 2018 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1088711]

Researchers: Prof Iain Mcgregor (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Glenn Hunt A/Pr Jennifer Cornish Prof Michael Kassiou

Brief description Many psychiatric disorders feature a disruption of social behaviour as a central feature of the illness. Examples includes autism, social anxiety disorder, schizophrenia and the addictions. Existing therapies for these disorders rarely improve these core social deficits. We have recently discovered a new molecule (called SOC-1) that stimulates social behaviour in animals. The current project will study how SOC-1 produces these effects and will develop it as a medication for human use.

Funding Amount $AUD 597,719.49

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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