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UCLA researchers make first direct recording of mirror neurons in human brain Mirror neurons, many say, are what make us human. They are the cells in the brain that fire not only when we perform a particular action but also when we watch someone else perform that same action. N... (12 Apr 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center 4 years 15 weeks ago
Simple test can detect signs of suicidal thoughts in people taking antidepressants While antidepressant medications have proven to be beneficial in helping people overcome major depression, it has long been known that a small subset of individuals taking these drugs can actually exp... (8 Apr 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Mood Disorders, Division of Adult Psychiatry 4 years 16 weeks ago
UCLA Confers Mani Bhaumik Award to University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Andrew Newberg UCLA Confers Mani Bhaumik Award to University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Andrew Newberg for insights into spirituality and brain function   The Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at UCLA has nam... (8 Apr 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology 4 years 16 weeks ago
Semel Institute awarded $15M to establish new integrative phenotyping center The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA has been awarded $14.9 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to establish a center dedicated to interdisciplinary... (6 Apr 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 4 years 16 weeks ago
UCLA study finds genetic link between misery and death In ongoing work to identify how genes interact with social environments to impact human health, UCLA researchers have discovered what they describe as a biochemical link between misery and death. In a... (24 Feb 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology 4 years 22 weeks ago
'The First Lady,' chamber opera composed by UCLA psychiatrist, debuts on campus Feb. 19 When Ken Wells isn't busy with his day jobs as a UCLA professor, director of the UCLA Health Services Research Center and an adjunct staff member at the RAND Corp., he pens operas.   The result o... (17 Feb 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Health Services and Society 4 years 23 weeks ago
UCLA brings wellness to the community Researchers at UCLA will be introducing a new concept to the Santa Monica community this week: a neighborhood clinic designed to assist families in becoming — and staying — healthy.... (2 Feb 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Community Health 4 years 25 weeks ago
Why the mirror lies Everyone checks themselves in the mirror now and then, but that experience can be horrifying for individuals suffering from body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, a psychiatric condition that causes t... (1 Feb 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, The UCLA Eating Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder Research Program, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences 4 years 25 weeks ago
Study predicts HIV drug resistance will surge New research based on a novel mathematical model predicts that a wave of drug-resistant HIV strains will emerge in San Francisco within the next five years. These strains could prove disastrous by hin... (22 Jan 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Biomedical Modeling 4 years 27 weeks ago
Study finds H1N1 virus spreads easily by plane Viruses love plane travel. They get to fly around the world inside a closed container while their infected carrier breathes and coughs, spreading pathogens to other passengers, either by direct contac... (6 Jan 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Biomedical Modeling 4 years 29 weeks ago