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Understanding the basic biology of bipolar disorder Scientists from UCLA, UC San Francisco, Costa Rica and Colombia take steps to identify genetic component to mental illness  Mark Wheeler, mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu 310-794-2265    ... (13 Feb 14) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 44 weeks 3 days ago
UCLA, Motion Picture and Television Fund join to establish new geriatric psychiatry unit The Motion Picture and Television Fund, the 90-year-old charity supporting members of Hollywood's entertainment industry, today announced a first-of-its-kind affiliation with the UCLA Health System an... (14 Feb 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 2 years 44 weeks ago
UCLA's Project Strive seeks to reunite runaway teens and families When emotions swell between teenager and parent, both sides sometimes say and do things they later wish they could take back. Imagine the fear when tempers reach the point where the teen runs away or... (3 Apr 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 7 years 37 weeks ago
UCLA to launch unique, comprehensive Alzheimer's and dementia care program Alzheimer's disease affects an estimated 5.4 million people in the U.S., some 480,000 of them in California. Nearly half of all people 85 and older will be stricken with the disease. The overall bur... (14 Mar 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 2 years 40 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 26 weeks ago
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
UCLA study suggests iron is at core of Alzheimer's disease Findings challenge conventional thinking about possible causes of disorder Mark Wheeler, mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu310-794-2265 Alzheimer's disease has proven to be a difficult enemy to defeat. Aft... (21 Aug 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 17 weeks ago
UCLA study shows traumatic brain injury haunts children for years The take-home message: helmets and seat beltsTraumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the single most common cause of death and disability in children and adolescents, according to the Centers for Disease Cont... (13 May 09) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 5 years 31 weeks ago
UCLA Study Shows Different Areas of the Brain Respond to Belief, Disbelief and Uncertainty The human mind is a prolific generator of beliefs about the world. The capacity of our minds to believe or disbelieve linguistic propositions is a powerful force for controlling both behavior and emot... (11 Dec 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 7 years 1 week ago
UCLA study shows brain's ability to reorganize Visually impaired people appear to be fearless, navigating busy sidewalks and crosswalks, safely finding their way using nothing more than a cane as a guide. The reason they can do this, researchers s... (18 Nov 09) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 5 years 4 weeks ago