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UCLA Find Yields Further Insight Into Causes of Parkinson's Disease In humans, a dearth of the neurotransmitter dopamine has long been known to play a role in Parkinson's disease. It is also known that mutations in a protein called parkin cause a form of Parkinson's t... (31 Jan 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 7 years 38 weeks ago
UCLA Scientist Awarded $3.8 Million Grant for International Study to Identify Genetic Links to Schizophrenia The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded Roel A. Ophoff, Ph.D., assistant professor of human genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, a $3.8 million grant to lead a four-yea... (28 Sep 06) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics 8 years 3 weeks ago
First Evidence Found of Mirror Neuron What do we find so gripping about a good book, the kind that makes us stay up later than we should to find out what happens to hero or heroine? A new brain imaging study from UCLA may provide an answ... (20 Sep 06) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 8 years 4 weeks ago
Sleepless Night Triggers Immune System Researchers at UCLA are the first to show how sleep loss affects the immune system's inflammatory response and suggest sleep interventions as a possible way to address problems associated with inflamm... (18 Sep 06) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Sleep Research 8 years 5 weeks ago