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Team finds gene mutation that increases risk of schizophrenia, learning impairment UCLA researchers help discover biological link between two brain disorders Mark Wheeler, mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu310-794-2265 A collaborative team of researchers including scientists from UCLA ha... (6 Aug 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 19 weeks ago
Be happy: Your genes may thank you for it But different types of happiness have different effects, UCLA study shows Mark Wheeler, mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu 310-794-2265 A good state of mind — that is, your happiness — affects your genes,... (30 Jul 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 20 weeks ago
Is sexual addiction the real deal? Mark Wheeler, mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu310-794-2265 Amy Albin, aalbin@mednet.ucla.edu310-794-8672 Controversy exists over what some mental health experts call "hypersexuality," or sexual "add... (23 Jul 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 21 weeks ago
Healthy lifestyle choices mean fewer memory complaints, poll by UCLA and Gallup finds Research has shown that healthy behaviors are associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, but less is known about the potential link between positive lifestyle choices and milder... (30 May 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 29 weeks ago
Do you obsess over your appearance? Your brain might be wired abnormally Body dysmorphic disorder is a disabling but often misunderstood psychiatric condition in which people perceive themselves to be disfigured and ugly, even though they look normal to others. New researc... (29 Apr 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 33 weeks ago
UCLA receives major federal contract to study potential new autism drugs UCLA has been awarded a $9 million contract by the National Institute of Mental Health for an ambitious effort to rapidly study promising new drugs that may help restore normal development and brain f... (23 Apr 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 34 weeks ago
Mind Well Week begins Monday, April 22! Mind Well Week begins Monday, April 22!Monday April 22 – Sunday, April 28; at variable locations and times See below for additional information and the flyer attached for all Mind Well Week... (22 Apr 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 34 weeks ago
Autism in black and white: NIH grant helps scientist study disorder in African Americans The National Institutes of Health has awarded Dr. Daniel Geschwind, director of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment, a five-year, $10 million grant to continue his research on the g... (8 Apr 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 36 weeks ago
UCLA brain-imaging tool and stroke risk test help identify cognitive decline early UCLA researchers have used a brain-imaging tool and stroke risk assessment to identify signs of cognitive decline early on in individuals who don't yet show symptoms of dementia.  The connection... (3 Apr 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 37 weeks ago
Conference Room Requests (AY 2014-15) Conference rooms requests for Semel courses offered next academic year are now being accepted (options are limited due to various construction projects winding down).  Please return to Janice Eph... (18 Mar 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Education 1 year 39 weeks ago