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UCLA Receives $22.5 Million to Explore the Fundamental Biology of Mental Disorders The National Institutes of Health has awarded $22.5 million to a team of scientists centered at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA to fund the Consortium for Neuropsychiat... (9 Jun 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 7 years 24 weeks ago
A Frown or a Smile? Children With Autism Can't Discern When we have a conversation with someone, we not only hear what they say, we see what they say. Eyes can smolder or twinkle. Gazes can be direct or shifty. Reading these facial expressions gives conte... (7 May 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 7 years 29 weeks ago
UCLA Researchers Discover Link Between Parkinson's Disease and Narcolepsy Parkinson's disease is well-known for its progression of motor disorders: stiffness, slowness, tremors, difficulties walking and talking. Less well known is that Parkinson's shares other symptoms with... (3 May 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 7 years 30 weeks ago
UCLA Completes Six-Year Evaluation of California's Proposition 36, Recommends Program Improvements and Addresses Funding Issues This is the final report of a six-year independent, statewide evaluation of the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act (SACPA), also known as Proposition 36, which was passed by California voters in... (17 Apr 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs 7 years 32 weeks ago
UCLA's Project Strive seeks to reunite runaway teens and families When emotions swell between teenager and parent, both sides sometimes say and do things they later wish they could take back. Imagine the fear when tempers reach the point where the teen runs away or... (3 Apr 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 7 years 34 weeks ago
Practicing Tai Chi Boosts Immune System in Older Adults, UCLA Study Shows Tai chi chih, the Westernized version of the 2,000-year-old Chinese martial art characterized by slow movement and meditation, significantly boosts the immune systems of older adults against the virus... (22 Mar 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology 7 years 36 weeks ago
Statement Regarding Verdict in Martorano v. UCLA-Krell Trial UCLA is pleased that jurors in the Martorano v. UCLA-Krell case have found the University's actions in responding to accusations of sexual harassment to be swift, thorough, appropriate and lawful. The... (22 Feb 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 7 years 40 weeks ago
Worldwide scan of autism genetic links The first results from a scan of the world's largest collection of DNA samples from families affected by autism point to two new genetic links that may predispose people to the brain disorder. The stu... (20 Feb 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 7 years 40 weeks ago
The 'Model Minority' Myth The Asian American community, long stereotyped as the overachieving model minority, in truth struggles with the same problems of substance abuse and addictive behavior as other populations. For exampl... (12 Feb 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs 7 years 41 weeks ago
Innovative Anti-poverty Program Worked, Says UCLA Professor Elena had two small children and a husband in prison. Lakeisha had three kids and was struggling to keep her family together. And Michael shared custody of his three young kids with his ex-wife and wa... (2 Feb 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Culture and Health 7 years 43 weeks ago