Current Research

Human Connectome Project

The Human Connectome Project is a major initiative funded by
the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its stated goal is to:

  • "Navigate the brain in a way that was never before possible
  • Fly through major brain pathways
  • Compare essential circuits
  • Zoom into a region to explore the cells that comprise it, and the functions that depend on it.

The Human Connectome Project aims to provide an unparalleled compilation of neural data, an interface to graphically navigate this data and the opportunity to achieve never before realized conclusions about the living human brain.” – from Human Connectome Project.

Scientific Studies and Updates

To learn about Scientific Studies and Updates for Bipolar Disorder click here.

Because it is well known that obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common comorbidity with Bipolar Disorder, please note the Latin American Trans-ancestry INitiative for OCD genomics (LATINO). It is a large-scale research study of OCD for people who identify with Latino/Hispanic ancestry. This project is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and has received ethical approval from the Baylor College of Medicine Institutional Review Board. For more information click here.


And to stay current, the following searchable databases are helpful tools to locate reports, data, studies and clinical trials funded by the federal government:

Clinical Trials

For information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder as provided by click here.


To access the searchable database (RePORT) of National Institutes of Health click here. This database - Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools - contains reports, data and analyses of NIH research activities.

This excellent video overview, entitled “Mapping the Human Connectome,” is presented courtesy of Martijn van den Heuvel, Ph.D. at the Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, Department of Psychiatry, UMC Utrecht.