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Tai chi beats back depression in the elderly, study shows The numbers are, well, depressing: More than 2 million people age 65 and older suffer from depression, including 50 percent of those living in nursing homes. The suicide rate among white men over 85 i... (16 Mar 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Later Life Depression, Stress and Wellness Research Program, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry 3 years 23 weeks ago
Tobacco smoking impacts teens' brains, UCLA study shows Tobacco smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S., with more than 400,000 deaths each year attributable to smoking or its consequences. And yet teens still smoke. Indee... (2 Mar 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Addictive Behaviors, Adolescent Smoking Cessation Center 3 years 25 weeks ago
Neuroscientist helps pave way for Dalai Lama's visit In 1958, 4-year-old Lobsang Rapgay and his family fled their home in Lhasa, Tibet. Joining a caravan of some three dozen fellow refugees, they headed into the Himalayas on a treacherous, seven-day tre... (25 Feb 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity 3 years 26 weeks ago
CART Pilot Grant funding available - applications due April 21 The UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) invites application for pilot grants. Application deadline: April 21, 2011 Funding amount: $25,ooo per project Budget period:  August 1, 2... (16 Feb 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment, Research at the Semel Institute 3 years 27 weeks ago
Loneliness triggers unhealthy immune response, study finds Loneliness is no fun — and now it appears it's bad for you as well. UCLA researchers report that chronically lonely people may be at higher risk for certain types of inflammatory disease because their... (7 Feb 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology 3 years 28 weeks ago
Neural stem cells maintain high levels of reactive oxygen species, UCLA study finds For years, the majority of research on reactive oxygen species (ROS) — ions or very small molecules that include free radicals — has focused on how they damage cell structure and their potential link... (6 Jan 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Intellectual Development and Disabilities Research Center, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 3 years 33 weeks ago
Thomas Strouse named to new Maddie Katz Chair in Palliative Care Research and Education Tomorrow will be better. That thought carried Madelyn "Maddie" Katz through her final days before her untimely death from pancreatic cancer in 2009. It may well be the philosophy that motivated Maddie... (16 Dec 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences 3 years 36 weeks ago
UCLA researchers find that Medicaid-funded ADHD treatment for children is failing Whatever its final incarnation, the recently enacted landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will expand Medicaid eligibility and is expected by 2013 to provide coverage, including mental... (9 Dec 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, ADHD Program, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 3 years 37 weeks ago
UCLA study reveals how autism-risk gene rewires the brain Many gene variants have been linked to autism, but how do these subtle changes alter the brain, and ultimately behavior? Using a blend of brain imaging and genetic detective work, scientists at U... (3 Nov 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 3 years 42 weeks ago
Do the math, say UCLA researchers In 2008, Reuben Granich and his colleagues at the World Health Organization published a paper in the medical journal The Lancet that proposed a new strategy for combating HIV in South Africa, a countr... (16 Sep 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Biomedical Modeling 3 years 49 weeks ago