Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute
Emory Morehouse School of MedicineGeorgia Tech

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Key Biological Pathway Linked to PTSD

Dr. Ressler's paper in Nature was covered by more than 25 media sources. He and his collaborators discovered a key biological pathway, PACAP (pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide), linked to PTSD. The team, with ACTSI support, studied a group of 64 highly traumatized civilians (not veterans) treated at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Investigator Spotlight: Dr. Kerry Ressler

Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine
Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Supported Research

Genetic and Trauma-related Risk Factors for PTSD

ACTSI Support

Protocol support - CRN
Biomedical Informatics support - BIP
Biostatistics support - BERD

News Selections | WABC-TV | US News & World Report | WebMD | Insider Medicine | HHMI | Science Daily | Vermont Public Radio | Researchers discover biological pathway linked to PTSD
February 23, 2011

Science Centric | United Press International | AOL Health | New biological pathway identified for post-traumatic stress disorder
February 24, 2011 Healthland | Why are women more vulnerable to PTSD than men?
Los Angeles Times | TopNews | San Jose Mercury News | Star Global Tribune| Study suggests link between stress hormone and PTSD in women
February 25, 2011

PressTV | New genetic clues to PTSD found
February 26, 2011

Vermont Public Radio | Medscape | TopNews| Connection exists between hormone and PTSD
February 28, 2011

Emory Health Now |New Biological Pathway Identified for PTSD | Study: Stress hormone linked to PTSD found in women only  
March 1, 2011

Medscape | Genes plus environment may predict PTSD
September 23, 2011 | PTSD risk genes and hormones
December 6, 2011

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