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UCLA study suggests link between untreated depression, response to shingles vaccine Can an individual's state of mind effect how well a vaccine may work? In the case of seniors and shingles, the answer is yes.   Reporting in the current online edition of the journal Clinica... (19 Feb 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 43 weeks ago
Healthy Campus Initiative takes shape, thanks to innovative UCLA-wide effort UCLA has launched an integrated, campus-wide effort to promote healthy lifestyle choices and develop best practices that may help other communities seeking to do the same.   The UCLA Healthy Camp... (24 Jan 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 47 weeks ago
Breast cancer and depression: UCLA gets $5M to study why survivors are at such high risk UCLA researchers have received a $5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for a study aimed at developing a risk profile for breast cancer survivors likely to suffer from depression. The pr... (6 Nov 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 2 years 6 weeks ago
New Book For Parents More Than Hope: For Young Children on the Autism Spectrum - July 2012 (9 Oct 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program 2 years 10 weeks ago
Faculty from UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment receive multiple NIH awards The National Institutes of Health, recognizing UCLA's preeminence in both research and clinical care for children with autism, has announced multiple awards to the university as part of the agency's A... (18 Sep 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 2 years 13 weeks ago
Cramming for a test? Don't do it, say UCLA researchers Every high school kid has done it: putting off studying for that exam until the last minute, then pulling a caffeine-fueled all-nighter in an attempt to cram as much information into their heads... (22 Aug 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Adolescence, Ethnicity and Immigration Research Program 2 years 17 weeks ago
Meditation reduces loneliness Many elderly people spend their last years alone. Spouses pass and children scatter. But being lonely is much more than a silent house and a lack of companionship. Over time, loneliness not only takes... (14 Aug 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 2 years 18 weeks ago
Yoga reduces stress; now it’s known why Six months ago, researchers at UCLA published a study that showed using a specific type of yoga to engage in a brief, simple daily meditation reduced the stress levels of people who care for those str... (24 Jul 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 2 years 21 weeks ago
UCLA study uncovers new tools for targeting genes linked to autism UCLA researchers have combined two tools — gene expression and the use of peripheral blood — to expand scientists' arsenal of methods for pinpointing genes that play a role in autism.  Published... (21 Jun 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 2 years 25 weeks ago
Teaching autistic teens to cope Teenagers with autism spectrum disorder are in a bind. The disorder is characterized by impairments in communication and social interaction, but it's a continuum, so some teens diagnosed with ASD are... (12 Jun 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 2 years 27 weeks ago