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Understanding the basic biology of bipolar disorder Scientists from UCLA, UC San Francisco, Costa Rica and Colombia take steps to identify genetic component to mental illness  Mark Wheeler, mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu 310-794-2265    ... (13 Feb 14) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 28 weeks ago
UCLA scientists hunt down origin of Huntington's disease in the brain The gene mutation that causesHuntington's disease appears in every cell in the body, yet it kills only two types of brain cells. Why? UCLA scientists used a unique approach to switch the gene off... (1 May 14) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 17 weeks ago
Two UCLA scientists receive NIH grants to further BRAIN Initiative research In April 2013, UCLA scientists led by Chancellor Gene Block were among the guests at President Obama’s announcement of the BRAIN Initiative. The program is aimed at discovering new ways to t... (30 Sep 14) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 48 weeks 2 days ago
UCLA receives $1 million in new funds for role in worldwide ENIGMA brain study UCLA will receive $1 million in new funding from the National Institutes of Health as part of a global initiative to pool data about the human brain. The Enhancing Neuro Imaging Genetics through... (20 Oct 14) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 45 weeks 3 days ago
UCLA researchers identify a potentially effective treatment for methamphetamine addiction A new study by UCLA researchers has found that Naltrexone, a drug used to treat alcoholism, may also be a promising treatment for addiction to methamphetamine. “The results were about as good as you c... (20 May 15) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 15 weeks 1 day ago
Rare genetic mutations occur more often in schizophrenia patients, UCLA researchers find Catharine E. Krebs UCLA researchers are looking for genetic mutations associated with schizophrenia, a mental illness characterized by hallucinations. Anew study by UCLA scientists adds to the under... (10 Jul 15) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 7 weeks 6 days ago
UCLA mind-body programs help people de-stress The UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative helps campus community deal with stress UCLA Recreation Stretching at Drake Stadium. Americans are overwhelmed. Living in chronic-stress mode — our days running... (10 Jul 15) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 7 weeks 6 days ago
UCLA to join $30 million nationwide search for biomarkers for autism Project is first step toward the promise of precision medicine for autism treatment Shafali Spurling Jeste Researchers at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and Fielding... (21 Jul 15) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 6 weeks 2 days ago
Study may show a way to predict whether children with a genetic disorder will develop autism or psychosis UCLA-led research may help lead to earlier, more targeted intervention for people with DiGeorge syndrome Maksim Koval/iStock DiGeorge syndrome, known to geneticists as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, affe... (27 Jul 15) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 5 weeks 3 days ago