Compulsive no more

Ann Graybiel in the lab with technical associate Jannifer Lee (right) and undergraduate Lauren Quisenberry.

By activating a brain circuit that controls compulsive behavior, researchers in Ann Graybiel‘s lab have shown that they can block a compulsive behavior in mice — a result that could help researchers develop new treatments for diseases such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette’s syndrome. Read the story >>