Broad in the news: Ted Stanley’s extraordinary commitment to psychiatric research
On Tuesday, July 22, the Broad Institute announced an unprecedented commitment of $650 million from philanthropist Ted Stanley to support psychiatric research. Stanley’s gift – the largest ever in psychiatric research and among the largest for scientific research in general – generated a great deal of coverage in the media.
In addition, the announcement of Stanley’s commitment coincided with the publication of a paper in which Broad researchers and a team of international collaborators revealed the discovery of more than 100 regions of the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia. These findings may point the way to biological mechanisms and pathways, and could eventually lead to new therapeutic approaches.
You can find out more about Ted Stanley, his commitment, and the breakthrough findings announced this week on the Broad Institute’s BroadLive landing page and the following outlets.
From the AP: Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia
From the Boston Globe: Broad Institute receives $650 million mental research gift
From Business Insider: We are now at a major turning point in understanding mental illness
From The Economist: Some needles in the haystack
From Inside Philanthropy: Four things to know about that mammoth mental health gift
From LA Times: New funds jump-start mental illness research
From LA Times: Immunity, signaling genes may be linked to schizophrenia
From The Scientist: More schizophrenia-related variants
From TIME: Schizophrenia linked to 108 genes
From USA Today: Schizophrenia has clear genetic ties, new study finds