News items and announcements

News item Posted in Postedsort icon
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 1 year 37 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 1 year 41 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 1 year 44 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 1 year 48 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 1 year 49 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 5 days 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 5 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 6 weeks ago
UCLA hosts major conference on curing brain diseases and disorders Top researchers from UCLA will join fellow neuroscientists, advocates and policymakers at a three-day conference to promote a common cause: Combining the world's best scientific minds with the sharing... (21 May 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 2 years 9 weeks ago
Marian Sigman, Ph.D. 1941-2012 - In Memoriam Marian Sigman, Ph.D., a valued colleague and friend to many at the Semel Institute at UCLA died on April 30, 2012; she was 70 years old. Marian Sigman was a developmental and child clinical psychologi... (11 May 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 2 years 11 weeks ago